what was the reason behind the rock?
it's called ybr? mud is bad? either one
current ybr -> 2' dirt ramp -> bridge. simply wouldnt look (or work in the wet area) as well and this is something the riders wanted to keep (YBR as it is currently). I wanted it closed, we all make compromises.
Rocks are lined up with where the trail will be, not where the bridge is right now. rocks will settle over time and once the bridge is in place it will be finalized. Spending hours packing rocks to have the bridge not line up means we redo it all. This section is not done, please use cation.
Also that is where the YBR solution is going to stay?
the support posts do not allow the bridge to be lined up with the trail at this point so it is a bit twisted (the bridge will rest on the supports). two more posts need to be dug down 4' before the posts can be trimmed and bridges installed (lack of helpers = lack of completed projects (a bridge is still needed for the rock garden area too, we know but can only do so much))
tree right off the end of the ladder bridge, is that going to be rerouted so the tree isn't an issue
This tree was never a problem with the old trail alignment and it should not effect the new bridge as we plan to keep the same line. the posts forced our hand with how the bridges sit right now.
At the end of the day we had two options, keep it closed or rig up the bridges to allow temporary access....in the future we will flag these areas better or close them off completely. we intended to keep the trail closed but thought it would be nice to open it up for the daring.