Berryman report


Just a quick update on the Berryman Trail. A few of us rode it a week or two ago. I had planned to haul the chainsaw around and put my new USFS sawyer certification card to use. I somehow forgot the skewer for my front wheel so I borrowed the one from the BOB trailer. No chainsaw for me that day, thank goodness. The Mark Twain National Forest people have spent some of our tax dollars on an Americorp crew to help clear that and other nearby trails. They're clearing both deadfall across the trail and hazard trees near it. Plus they've put up new "BT" trail markers and better markings at the BT/Ozark Trail intersections too. It's all money well-spent if you ask me. The Berryman is a great ride right now.

Expecting lot of dead wood in the way, I carried my new "big" folding saw, the Silky Gomboy 300, with a foot long cutting blade. Getting through a 9-inch diameter log didn't take long at all. It's much better than carrying a power saw for a day that's going to be mostly riding and with no big logs. Full review of Silky saws to follow someday.

Ron got a good GPS trace of Msr. Berryman and Matt and Ron have been working on the map and descriptive text, so stay tuned at here for a simple and printable map from us in the near future. In the mean time there are Berryman maps and info at MissouriTrailMaps and STLbiking

a dang lot of links:
Mark Twain National Forest
Silky Gomboy 300
GORC future home of berryman map
Missouri Trail Maps Berryman page
STLbiking's Berryman page

2 comments:

David S. Brown said...

Good job all! BT sign looks new and is that a SS bike?

terbo said...

That's the same old sign between Harmon Spring and Brazil Creek. It used to have another sign on it that said Ozark Trail but it's gone. Somewhere I have a picture of me and my then girlfriend standing in front of it in the early 90s. Those white diamonds are OT markers for the Courtois section peeling off to the North.

That's Ron's new Karate Monkey SS 29er. Eva says he's unstoppable on it.