This is a lonely topic, and I feel that just about each time I bring it up. But I still keep plugging away trying to locate some helpful souls out there who would be willing to offer even an hour or two of their free time each month to go out there and trim a little. Doesn't matter what day, just do it. More if available.
I have just spent the last four months
working on a deal to gain vehicle access to the property so that tools and volunteers can get to problem areas easily. It was just awarded back to us this week. Yes! Progress.
We are in the growing season and I saw this coming - not enough time in a 3 hour workday once a month to keep vegetation under control, erosion monitored and repaired, dead fall cleaned up, and new trails picked away at until ready to open. Boyette and Croom are different animals than Alafia and Morris Bridge whereas Morris Bridge and Alafia have rangers on duty and paid and volunteer staff to access the trails for maintenance and building. Boyette has only the very occasional usage of the counties bush hog on the two-track. Everything else out there is done by a small dedicated group of volunteers - that's it. So yeah, I'm here trying to make folks feel guilty. There, I said it.
Trail maintenance of the trails we all use and enjoy don't happen by the flick of a magic wand. It takes hard work, desire, and a willingness to take at least one hour and help make it what it is. 30 people do that? 30 hours of trimming. Imagine how much work can get done in 30 hours.
Off my soap box. Enjoy the trails all.