Date: April 29, 2011
Report Type: TA Report:
Trail Name: River Highlands State Park
Trail Conditions: Pretty good.
Observations/Information: I had the opportunity to hike into River Highlands and survey storm damage on Monday, and I'm happy to report that it wasn't hit all that hard, at least on the green and yellow trails. Although sticks and twigs carpet the place, I only found a few trees came down over the trail. I cleared them, and also cleared as many of the derailleur-eating sticks as I could. I cleared the yellow (Blow Hole) trial and the southern half of the green.
The soil is amazingly dry, only wet at the top of the yellow trail, and the Blow Hole is also partially flooded (no surprise there). It also appears as though the stream that runs along the yellow trail was running pretty high and mighty during the storm, as it has washed away the gravel road (again), and it has also washed away the earth under one of the bridges, leaving it unsupported at one corner (see photos).
River Highland is dry enough to ride, just avoid the top of the yellow trail, and beware of derailleur-eating sticks.
Trail Ambassador Name: Glenn Vernes
Trail Ambassador E-mail: glennvernes33athotmaildotcom
How did you use the trail? Hiking/Walking
Trails Ridden: Yellow, green
Time of day: Afternoon
Time/Duration (hours): 2
Approximate Distance (Miles): 3
Images/Photos: Storm damage 019.JPG
2nd image: Storm damage 016.JPG
3rd Image: Storm damage 024.JPG
4th Image: Storm damage 022.JPG