The latest from Rich Edwards of IMBA, who is working on the Jakes Rock Project:
Hello Jakes Rocks Trails Team,
Based on the GIS calculations there are currently 28 miles of flagged trail corridor. This translates into an estimated 32 miles of built trail as the GIS calculations typically are 10-20% short compared to when the built trail is measured due to all the dips and meanders created during the build.
A two person team will be returning from May 18th through May 26th to refine the design and flag additional mileage.
After that work is completed a final map, GIS data, and a short document describing the various trails and their intended experience will be provided to NAMBA and the USFS by the end of June. Hopefully that will be useful during the NEPA process and in marketing the project to potential donors.