Monday, July 12, 2010

Summer Trail Work on Track

The CAMBA summer trail crew and a small dedicated corps of volunteers have been ticking off numerous trail work projects this spring and summer. Early work included the completion of a half-mile segment of the Makwa trail removing the trail from the Birkie Trail, which was utilized as a temporary connector, and the opening of a .4-mile segment of new singletrack on the Ojibwe Trail.

In Namakagon, a series of reroutes along the outgoing Namakagon Trail have resulted in some more challenging alternatives for riders on that trail. The original two-track segments that comprised parts of the original trail will now serve as less difficult alternatives.

On the returning leg of the Namakagon Trail, a couple of miles of new trail have been completed. This trail utilizes some fun terrain and natural features, plus the occasional constructed feature,. significant among them are Sisyphus Rock and a first-of-its-kind in the CAMBA system log ride.

The CAMBA Crew will soon wrap up its stint in Namakagon and move on to begin work on the yet-to-be-named trail from OO-north. The initial leg of this trail is about 5.5 miles. It remains to be seen how much will be completed, but the crew will be at work until the end of August, so hopefully another two to three miles. The project will target tying the trail off to an intersection with another CAMBA trail or forest road to allow return routes from the new trail.


  1. Kudos to the CAMBA Crew for their dedication to making the CAMBA singletrack system a premier mt. biking destination. My husband and I (from Phillips, WI)ride the CAMBA singletrack nearly every weekend and are always so impressed by the additions and improvements to the existing trails. After working on the Makwa trail during one of the CAMBA work days, we have even been inspired to initiate a singletrack building project at the Phillips School Forest. Thanks, you keep making the best better!

  2. I really need to win the lottery and move to CAMBAland.

  3. I just found and rode the new Namakagon/Patsy Lake you described, Incredible work ladies and gentlemen! The Namakagon/Patsy Lake singletrack sections of Trail are a blast!!! (They ride great in either direction too!)
    When complete, this will be a "must ride" in the CAMBA system.
    Nice flow, a few technical rock sections to have fun on if you choose to, thanks to the ride around options. A great, fun trail for all abilities.
    Thank You!


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