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Como/Shannon Ridge Walk Around With F.S.

posted Nov 4, 2012, 5:54 PM by Lance Pysher   [ updated Nov 4, 2012, 6:07 PM ]
A few weeks ago several of us had the pleasure to meet Mark Smith at Lake Como. Mark is the new Trails Specialist for the Bitterroot National Forest. We were joined by Tony from Como Trails and Cory for the
Como Triathlon and Como Trails to evaluate the potential for increasing trails in the area, primarily for beginners and intermediate riders.  

Right now there is a lack of easier, shorter trails for people just getting into mountain biking and also for families with kids. We have identified several old decommissioned roads that with a little pruning and loping could be repurposed for mountain bikes in the summer and cross country in the winter.  We also looked at a couple of the user created trails in the area to get an idea on how to make them sustainable.

Mark seemed receptive, and hopefully this will be the first step towards adding new trail to the valley.