As of November 17th

After opening the trail between Hood Canal Drive and Post #16, we were confident that our hard work was mostly over. Spoke too soon. More trees came down after the recent storm, so we had to go back and do some more cutting. In at least one place, we needed to re-route the trail around a big stump. Maybe things will calm down now, but November storms usually create more work!

We are trying to update our trail confidence markers. These are little metal signs showing a hiker. The purpose it to tell you that you are still on the trail. Markers like this should be inter-visible, meaning that if you are standing by one, you should be able to see the next. This is pretty close to the case on our trails. Maybe 10 years or so ago we did this but somehow the signs were vandalized or removed. Not sure why this happens.

A number of you hike the trails regularly so don’t really need a map or directions. We are always getting new users, though, and especially in the fall when the leaves drop many parts of our trails just blend into the background. The markers help here. We have more to do, but ran out of markers! We’ll continue when we buy more.

This is what our confidence markers look like.

While the markers show a hiker, it does not mean the trail is exclusively for hikers. As you know, most of our trails are open to horses. The little directional signs on the trail number posts show which trails are closed to horses. We could also put up horse trail markers, but we would like to avoid sign pollution and our experience with horse riders has always been good.

Can’t remember where the trail number posts are located? Check out our map in the General Information menu item.  Remember, you can always load the Maprika app on your smart phone and import the Hansville Greenway map. The app works with Android or iOS. With GPS enabled, you should be able to find your way with no problem.

Want to report stuff? Want to volunteer to help? Just e-mail us at info@hansvillegreenway.org or you can contact Art at 360-638-0738  to make your report. You can also comment on our Facebook page.

We are always short of able-bodied people to help with maintenance so if you’ve ever wanted to volunteer your time for a really good cause, we’d love to have you. Any time you can contribute is really appreciated! And you’ll get bragging rights for working with us! There is no “required” amount of time for volunteers to work.  We are just happy to get any help we can get. Navigate to the “Contact Us” menu item and raise your hand!