Cow Creek Trail Day 5/25

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This is going to be a great project again this year to clear, brush and repair the Cow Creek/Fitsum Loop. Riders can do all or part of the loop. Snacks and tools will be provided by CIMBA. We are partnering with our friends at CITRA again this year and they will be doing the chainsaw work and helping out with trail repairs.

The plan:

Meet at Cow Creek trail parking area at 10am. Families are encouraged, all participants can return via Cow Creek to trailhead whenever they need to. Some riders will follow the moto club all the way around to the Fitsum side and work on that side which ends at Waterstop/Fitsum Trailhead near the confluence of the South Fork and East Fork.

CIMBA will be set up and reserve camp sites at the Ponderosa Campground on the Secesh River near the trailhead at Cow Creek. If you want to camp, it may be tight but guaranteed a great spot and a real good time. Please RSVP if you plan on camping so we have an idea of how many sites we need. To get to Ponderosa Campground you will have to drive the Warm Lake Rd out of Cascade to the South Fork Rd and then to the backside of Lick Creek/Secesh Rd. Drive slow and be safe, these are narrow backroads.

In addition to the trail day, there are a number of hotsprings and good rides in the SF Drainage. We will know more details about which trails are open after this weekend from CITRA.

What you need for the trail day:

Clothing appropriate for riding and working most of the day, food and water(CIMBA will have some snacks), loppers or small hand saws if you have them. Small trail tools or break down tools if you have them, repair kit for your bike. The nice thing about this project is that you can do as much as you want and return via the same trail or go for the full loop.

If you finish the whole loop, we will try to arrange shuttles back to the campsite/Cow Creek side. We will also be hosting a happy hour near the Fitsum side(on the South Fork) for both clubs.

Again, plan on being ready to roll from the Cow Creek side at 10am.

More info:

Campground:

https://www.fs.usda.gov/recarea/payette/recarea/?recid=26947  

Trail Loop Description:

https://www.mtbproject.com/trail/7038960/cow-creek-loop

Matt Brewster