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As you know the wind event has created a mess on the east side of Golden. Cleaning this up involves several stakeholders.

i) The blowdown of Mtn Shadows is currently being mapped out by the Mtn Shadows woodlot operator. Once conditions allow he will harvest the merchantable timber. Keep in mind that this will be a drawn out process as fire hazard has put a stop to logging at the moment.

ii) Schacher trails, 5K and other trails around Mt 7 will require substantial effort to clear. To this end, MFLNRO is accelerating their harvest schedule to help clear out the area. However, this will not be until the fall at the earliest and then spring before the trails are repaired. Given the extent of the damage, GCC would not be able to do this any faster if we were to undertake this on our own.

iii) 7Up, Berminator, Bush Party. These trails are on Town land and are the responsibility of GCC. Given the fire hazard, GCC is waiting for the risk to lower before attempting any removal. In addition, the extent of the blowdown will likely make necessary the hiring of a professional crew. This was the advice of a professional who was in there.

So as you can see, the clean up process is on hold for several reasons. Fire hazard has to lower, and then other stakeholders need time to do their work. Following all that it will be a lengthy process for GCC to deal with the leftovers.

Please no cutting of trees on the trails of Mtn Shadows and Mt 7 until the other party's have done their work.

GCC will look into setting up a donation page for the clean up.

If you have any concerns or questions, please contact GCC.
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As you know the wind event has created a mess on the east side of Golden.  Cleaning this up involves several stakeholders.

i) The blowdown of Mtn Shadows is currently being mapped out by the Mtn Shadows woodlot operator.  Once conditions allow he will harvest the merchantable timber.  Keep in mind that this will be a drawn out process as fire hazard has put a stop to logging at the moment. 

ii) Schacher trails, 5K and other trails around Mt 7 will require substantial effort to clear.  To this end, MFLNRO is accelerating their harvest schedule to help clear out the area.  However, this will not be until the fall at the earliest and then spring before the trails are repaired.  Given the extent of the damage, GCC would not be able to do this any faster if we were to undertake this on our own.

iii) 7Up, Berminator, Bush Party.  These trails are on Town land and are the responsibility of GCC.  Given the fire hazard, GCC is waiting for the risk to lower before attempting any removal.  In addition, the extent of the blowdown will likely make necessary the hiring of a professional crew.  This was the advice of a professional who was in there.

So as you can see, the clean up process is on hold for several reasons.  Fire hazard has to lower, and then other stakeholders need time to do their work.  Following all that it will be a lengthy process for GCC to deal with the leftovers.

Please no cutting of trees on the trails of Mtn Shadows and Mt 7 until the other partys have done their work.

GCC will look into setting up a donation page for the clean up.

If you have any concerns or questions, please contact GCC.

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Wanda BogdaneJulie...

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Justin PetermanWhen you have the go ahead for mt. shadows let us know and the trials bike guys can lend a hand anytime.

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Nathan KneiselGreg Rokosh, bring the chain saw...

21 hours ago
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Christoph LotterInterested in the saw work. Feel free to call me at 2502720099

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Ron BellA good argument for horse logging !!

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Nate BriggsJesse

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Schacher, Mt 7, East Side trails UPDATE
Schacher, Mt.7, East Side trails in general UPDATE: It's a mess out there. Attempts were made to clear parts of the trails, but the job is massive. While efforts are under way to solve the problems for next year, please do not go in there with a chainsaw. Have a look at the video to see the work of a professional, and ask yourself if you really want to deal with the nightmare of tensions in there.
While you're waiting, take time to consider the value of a club membership. If you haven't been able to justify the $40 outlay yet, think about who is going to organize the recovery of these trails. Join the Club! at goldencyclingclub.com.
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Golden Cycling Club5K

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Golden Cycling ClubSchacher

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Émile LavoieJoel Falardeau Gabriel Morin

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James YoungThat's lots of great wood to mill up for some fun stuff! Get buildin boyz!

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Reg Mullettwow! Sad to see the carnage.

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John DenhamWay to go GCC. How about a campainge to throw in another 40$ this fall? I'm in! The first 40$ is undeniably worth it already year after year; the second 40$ would be even more relevant this year as we get our trails back from an unforseable wind event.

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Lolli GagnonAll my registration fee's are coming your way in September 😉

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Paula SteinheberRace organizers might be in too?

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Audrey DuvalCan you guys create a fundraiser page for it to make it easier to get peoples to donate and that we know the money go toward opening those trails back?

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Nathan KneiselI'll happily saw some stuff up 😉

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Schacher, Mt.7, East Side trails in general UPDATE: It's a mess out there. Attempts were made to clear parts of the trails, but the job is massive. While efforts are under way to solve the problems for next year, please do not go in there with a chainsaw. Have a look at the video to see the work of a professional, and ask yourself if you really want to deal with the nightmare of tensions in there.
While you're waiting, take time to consider the value of a club membership. If you haven't been able to justify the $40 outlay yet, think about who is going to organize the recovery of these trails. Join the Club! at goldencyclingclub.com.
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Ever thought to yourself, "Man, signage on Golden trails is spot on?"
The reason is that Chad Gennings takes on ensuring that there are no unsigned intesections on over 120km of trail in Golden and that the free trail maps are up to date with all the changes each year. He also keeps our trails synced up on Trail Forks. Not all places have it so dialled! High Five!
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Chelcy Diamond-Eyes MarkusThank you chad!

1 week ago
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Scott Newman.....and he fixes our teeth, literally can do anything!! Chad is The Man!

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Shaun WoznyBooyah!!

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Louise BlaisI agree! I have rarely ridden anywhere as well signed as Golden. We have some serious work to do here in Penticton.\

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Randa SultanYeah! Chad rocks! Golden cycling club and all the amazing volunteers here rocking it out of the park!!

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Doug ParkinsonThanks Chad! After riding Kimberley & Nelson this summer I was shocked at how lousy their signage is. We have it good!

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Vanessa JoostenDear Chad: Please come to Canmore and re-do our crappy signs

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Adam MacerMaybe Chad should be put in charge of the crappy highway signage then..

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Mel WeberThanks chad!

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Lisa PearsonThank you!

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