I knew I was taking a chance running the reloc through this low spot and figured I could just armor it but what I found Sunday morning killed all hopes of what was to be a quick connection to the alternative route and a future ad-hoc pump track. Just south of where this alternative route is supposed to start there a few rock mounds and a perfect spine-line that in essence could be configured into a quasi pump track but with this section being way too wet now I have to rethink the approach. The easiest solution would be to board walk it but I like to keep things natural so I will have to go back and think things through again.
We also worked on the seciton from Up-and-Over to the technical section. However, I think what I want to do in there is make rock up-and-over in order to keep it fast and flowy.
I have the trail blocked off for now hoping people will stay off of it until I have time to finish fixing the upper area now that I have to completely re-route around the wet area.
Since the vernal pool put the kybosh on the direction of the originally intended route Rick and I opened up a section that stays along the northern slope. In the long run, this could be good because I have a idea that might play into opening up a future ad-hoc pump track.