This past weekend was my first opportunity to hike the new property at Matson Hill. Someday soon we will add an additional 5 miles or so to the exisiting 3 loop at Matson Hill. The new area is now in the hands of the St. Charles County Parks department.
STL Biking link to Matson Hill
The skinny on the new terrain....awesome...lots of rocks, and more rocks, some old road beds, and that customary Matson Hill....This new portion of the park could play home to a new piece of downhill action, and quiet possibly a sick piece of rock work. The entire hill side has a skirt of big rock...So we should be able to get in a nice piece of technical rock trail and at the same time make use of a nice easy flow area to offer multiple skill sets. We have a couple small run offs that have great solid rock/broken slabs for crossing and playing. a huge cedar grove and a hidden fire pit.... This new portion of the park also touches the D. Boone properties...so Historic value will keep our trail system out of site of the buildings and such. Stay tuned for more on this subject.
I have also completed my route design to Brommelsiek park. This route is through Busch Wildlife area north of the archery range and along the north side of lake 33. Starts at Winghaven Theater and flows over old roads and field edge double track all the way to Schwede road and Brommelsiek park. There is word that the Greenway commision wants part of this route to connect to Barat haven and route underneath the I/64(Hwy40/61) via the bridge over the Dardenne creek. This would be anice connector to the wildlife area and the 25 miles plus of gravel roads...(dusty)..however it also connects to the Hamburg and Katy Trail system...which connects to Lost Valley and Matson Hill, and Klondike and last but not least by any means....the August Brewery!!!! Next issue....Paniers that hold growlers...if your gonna ride to a brewery ...then ya gotta bring some home....