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….:)
John Barleycorn says
I wondered who was wearing the red traffic type vests. It was you. So that is the trail watch group. I guess I’ll have to check into it. I use the trail on a monthly basis and love it. And, I should do my part to help keep the trail in good shape too. Thanks for the information and especially the information on who to contact at Henderson Trail Watch.
The light trail maintenance is not a requirement; but some people like to do clean up and sweep rocks while walking the trails. The whole idea is eyes & ears on the trails…creating a positive force for other users.
Trail watch is a good community volunteer program…
I must say that over the last few months I see and hear about more positive uses and comments for regular trail users. Most people I meet and speak with are friendly and enjoy the trail very much. With ever tightening budgets by government entities we’ll need more trail volunteers to help with day to day trail issues, as maintenance funds dry up. I always take a small trash bag and put it in my pocket in case we encounter trash needing pick up, it only takes a minute.
We need to encourage our dog walking friends to please clean up after rovers #2 activities. Some areas are much worse than others…Thanks 🙂