We have some news to share with you and a request. There is
some good movement within the county commission right now. They may be willing
to come to the table to discuss trails! Wow that would be great! Please send
them an e-mail.
As you know there is one more VERY important cross country
trail connection to make that will form a great loop connecting the North fork
River trail with Cutler creek trail. We also have 3 important single track
connections to make that will form really fun loops for summer. We have approved RAMP funds to build one of
these trail, but need approval. We have had this trail plan on the table since
2004, but have not made much progress in the last 4 years. (The trail plan grew
out of an effort that we lead to bring Weber Pathways, the Utah Back Country
Horseman, Ogden Cycling, the GEM Committee, and the Community Foundation of
Ogden Valley, together to look at the trails in North Fork. So, it has great
support for multiple user groups.)
We also have a request into the USFS for some trails that
cross their property and are part of the North Fork Park Master trail plan. The
USFS likes our proposal and has allowed us to build some great trails in the
past, such as (Smokies Amble), but they will not rule on this proposal until
they know and feel county commission support.
Lastly, we have Yurt that we would like to install that was
purchased in 2009. But we can't seem to get the necessary county backing to
move this project along.
But, we now have a new commissioner in Matt Bell and as well
continuing service of Jan Zogmaister and Kerry Gibson. They mentioned that have
not heard from many users this year. So please send them a note!!! I know that
Matt does not know of our work and that we are patently waiting for their
support of the trail plan. So, please send a note to all of them expressing
your feelings about Ogden Nordic, the trail quality, and your experiences.
Mentioning that you would like to see the trails connected and the completion
of the trail plans will go a long way. Also, if any of you have every brought
friends from other cities, states, or countries to visit North Fork it would be
PLEASE Send an e-mail to
Matthew Bell firstname.lastname@example.org
Kerry Gibson email@example.com
Jan Zogmaister firstname.lastname@example.org
Regards and Thanks for your help with this.