June 24th, 2009 – We have just received work that all the Henderson monuments have been probably located at 1/2 mile intervals and that trail logos, mileage markers, and user buttons are now in place. This is great news for the safety of trail users. We are also excited that Lake Mead NRA has authorized maintenance staff to also place trail logos, and Mile Markers on the Lake Mead portions of the trail, some 17-miles. Trail mileage markers have been very useful to address trail safety and maintenance needs and for the occasional emergency response.
April 11, 2009 – Saturday morning a group of trail volunteers got together to install the first of 70+ Trail Logo signs on the concrete monuments along the River Mountains Loop Trail. The installation represents a milestone for this trail. The trail monuments are two sided with one side having a slot for the logo sign and three round button holes for trail mileage and user buttons. The other side has four button holes for mileage, user, and directional arrows as needed.
The volunteers started at Railroad Pass where the first monument will be both “0.0” miles and “34.5” miles. We headed north in a clockwise direction installing mile markers at 1/2 or half mile intervals. We completed the first three miles of logo signs and button installs.
We would have gotten further along the trail but the volunteers were also painting out graffiti, un-authorized trail mileage markers from special events and some utility location markings with asphalt seal coat.
The black squares and rectangles on the trail are painted over items not authorized on the trail. Hopefully the sun will bleach these soon and they will blend better with existing trail finish.
It is this writers hope that the balance of the Henderson Trail Logo signs and mile markers can be installed over the next 30-days.
Trail logo & monument gallery: