January & February Trails Meeting Recap
Our first meeting of the new year was a mountain bikers interest meeting for Little White Oak Mountain. There, local mountain bikers and hiking enthusiasts met Polk County Parks & Rec at Saluda outfitters and gave their opinions and suggestions for the upcoming trail system. Everyone was eager to bring their own ideas to the table and we greatly appreciated the community's interest. The meeting also included a brief overview of current storm damage to our other trails as well as upcoming workdays and planned events.
February trails meeting began by updating everyone on the status of the trails after the recent storms and ongoing cleanup efforts there. Thankfully, nothing has been destroyed irreparably and most damage to the trails has been cleared by now. Norman Wilder continues to be worked on by Conserving Carolina and their own trail coordinator and volunteer efforts.
The floor was opened up to the public for their opinions and suggestions on the trail system being planned for Little White Oak Mountain. We had a large number of mountain bikers eagerly giving their own likes and dislikes of other existing trail systems and what they would like to see in our own, expanding or piggybacking on what was said at the last meeting.
Polk County Parks & Recreation are planning community field trips to some notable mountain biking trails. The dates and times are still TBD. We will be sending out email invitations and posting a Facebook event about these hikes.