Vasa Trail Update
September 14, 2016

Traverse Area Recreation Trails (TART) posted a notice received from the DNR that a logging operation on the Vasa is set to begin as early as today and will be completed no later than December 1.  The section of woods that will be logged is to the north of Timber Ridge and will be near the section of the 25K in a few spots.  A 60 foot buffer will be left along the Vasa where they will selectively be harvesting only Aspen and Red Pine.  The greatest impact to the trail will be a short section where trucks will be hauling trees out to access a powerline for their transport.  We wanted to make sure everyone is aware of this logging operation and it's potential impact on the trail.  We have been assured that any trail damage, which is expected to be minimal, will be addressed and that the trail will be left in good condition.  

TART also said they were are working with the DNR starting this week to address the erosion issues on the Headwaters 5K section of the Vasa following last fall's logging in that area.  TART will be laying down gravel in the areas most effected in that section and in a few other areas on the Vasa Pathway that are showing signs of serious erosion from the heavy rains over the past few weeks.

All of this is in an effort to maintain a sustainable trail that provides the best cross country skiing experience possible.

TART will continue to provide updates on both of these operations and looks forward to another fantastic season of winter trails ahead.  More on that soon!

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