« on: October 28, 2013, 02:43:46 PM »
Trying to see if the leaves actualy help the trail or Hinder the traiI in Rangeline! During the fall, the amount of riders decrease dramatically at Rangeline, Unlike other trails that get more traffic to grind up the leaves. So Rangeline's leaves stay pretty much untouched. I have noticed that sections of Rangeline's trail that are bare of leaves freeze faster and dry faster, sections of trail that are leaf covered, is still wet and muddy & takes weeks longer to dry in the spring . This is not theory! This is fact with regards to Rangeline. The leaves are acting as an insulator to the freeze and an insulator to evaporation. To break it down simply! The trail takes longer to freeze in winter and longer to dry in the spring because of it's leafy insulation. I want to keep expt 4 clear all winter, all the other trails are bonus and any help ! Surely will be encouraged and appreciated.