RIP EP bridge :(

EP

Breaking news said a bridge in wilderness park and I kept refreshing for an update. It was one of the big bridges known as the EP because Eric of monkey wrench helped build it. The big one on the south and basically the end of the mixed trail on the west side of 14th street. Sucks it was that one, but that was pretty much the end and turn around spot. I maybe crossed it 4 times. Sucks for people who start their ride from that south parking lot though.

LJS article

another person doing something stupid in Lincoln made the internets


one of vids I made in wilderness a while back. Contains no naked dudes, swears

Fark link which links to article

Sando Dshaw Hamilton, 2415 S. 9th St., was arrested and jailed Wednesday night on suspicion of making a false statement to police and indecent exposure, said Officer Katie Flood.

Hamilton was seen naked in Wilderness Park Monday afternoon. He told police a man with a gun tried to rob him, but he did not have any money, so the robber took all of his clothes.

Flood said Hamilton really took off his clothes because he was hot. He walked around naked for about an hour, but afterward, he could not find his clothes, so police say he made up the story about being robbed.

I am lucky to live just a few furlongs from Wilderness park. It is a great place filled with miles of hiker, biker, and bridal trails. It also is kind of a hook up place for men seeking men.

Panel to discuss Wilderness Park trails Feb 17th

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hey get that dog on a leash 😉

Panel to discuss Wilderness Park trails
If you already use the trails inside Wilderness Park or want to know more, plan to attend a Feb. 17 panel discussion sponsored by Friends of Wilderness Park.
With hiker, biker and horse trails interwoven throughout the park’s 1,475 acres, the complex system of trails provides visitors with a wide variety of trail options that are unique to the area.
The free, public event will be 7-9 p.m. at the Lefler Middle School library, 100 S. 48th St. Panel members will include:
* Jim Craig, member of the Great Plains Trails Network, Nebraska Sports Council race director and an organizer of Adventure Racing across the state.
* Beth Thacker, member of the Great Plains Trails Network, and the Nebraska Trails Foundation. She serves on the Pedestrian/Bicycle Advisory Committee and on the subcommittee for Wilderness Park for Lincoln Parks and Recreation.
* Rosina Paolini, vice president of Friends of Wilderness Park and secretary for Citizens for Quality Parks and Trails. She also serves on the Mayor’s Environmental Task Force for Transportation.
The Friends of Wilderness Park is a nonprofit organization dedicated to the preservation of Wilderness Park as a unique and highly sensitive biological community and as a natural flood-control buffer for Salt Creek.

wilderness repair weekend wore me out

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Rosina and Karl asked for some help and a whole bunch of folk showed up Sat morning and we formed two crews. One headed south and the other north from Old Cheney parking lot. I was on chainsaw duty and cut out 5-6 fallen trees that blocked the path. Erosion made a few parts dangerous and some folk flagged alternative routes for the game and parks to approve so we can make new sections. We hit biker, hiker, and horse trails.

The pic above is an area we repaired last year, which did not fare too well. There were tadpoles swimming in the pools. Sunday I hit the same spot and did some whacking of the 5 foot tall nettles that had choked parts of the trail. It seems some folks just do not understand that you destroy the trail if you ride on it wet. Huge ruts were all over. Since it has been so wet the trails are growing over with vegetation. It is going to be a lot of work to get it nice again.

Poison ivy, poison oak, and nettles have flourished insanely out there. We wore pants, long sleeves, eye protection, and lots of bug spray. it was really warm and hard work, but will be worth it when we finally get back in there for a ride.

Big thanks to all that came out to assist.