Last weekend I got word from the Trumbull Trails Coalition that someone did a crappy rake & scrape job below The Matrix and created a bootleg trail off the yellow trail which climbs up to the Matrix. It's something that I had envisioned doing over the summer and while it's a good idea through this section it was done illegally. Ironically, I was also contacted last week by the Trumbull Parks Commissioner wanting to create a partnership with CTNEMBA for managing trails at P-Valley, apparently there is a lot BS going on at Trumbull and it's pissing everyone off. This isn't going to help.
On my ride last Saturday, I found what amounts to tagging this bootleg trail and to make matters worse, every other tree along this bootleg is spray painted with a huge orange trail, further indicating that this person who did the trail knows nothing about marking trails, let alone how to build a trail.