On a recent trail watch outing with my wife we met some 20+ users along a mile and half section of the River Mountains Loop Trail. We were picking up trash as we walked and were thoroughly impressed with the amount of “thanks” and “thank yous” we received. Most of them came from the bike riders who far out numbered other users. We stopped and talked to several people who make use of the trail a daily routine. We met two or three joggers and several walkers. Met one gentleman walking his dog (on a leash) and they had been doing this walk for years.
We collected several trash bags of litter along the trail, but most of it comes from boulder highway and not trail users. Several bikers stopped to ask when would the trail be complete to Boulder City, and we were happy to say late spring 2009. This completed segment is one of the most anticipated of the entire trail system.
I encourage anyone who uses the trails on a regular basis and enjoys talking to people and doing light trail maintenance to please consider becoming a Henderson Trail Watch volunteer. Call 702-267-4050 and learn more….:)