Originally Posted by zbd74
Nice pics, Thanks for sharing...I understand the re-routing & bridges of this trail, which used to be one of my favorite & most challenging.
I just don't understand why the sidehills were dug out & notched into the hillside?
This trail is one of the few that fit the FS national trail standards. Where the trail is cut into the hill the sidehill exceeded standards. When you cut into a hill you must remove enough material so that the vehicle is completely on bearing soil. Vehicles are not allowed to drive over fill from a cut bank. The amount of cut is also one of the reasons for the width restriction.
There was a watchful eye while this trail was relocated and built.