Pine Brook Trail Update

VHC Board Members Jean Audet, Chelle Grald & Sharon Stearns joined RASTA Executive Director Angus McCusker on June 11 to clear the Pine Brook Trail in Rochester in the Green Mountain National Forest. This trail, part of a scenic 5-mile loop, has recently been opened up for equestrian use. We are currently working with the Forest Service to build three horse-camping sites and trailer parking along this route with an eye to expansion of the trail system. RASTA has been faithfully maintaining this trail, although it is not used very often by mountain bikes. The goal is to transition the maintenance to the Vermont Horse Council. We are looking for local volunteers to participate and show their enthusiasm for trails in the Green Mountain National Forest. RASTA, the Rochester/Randolph Area Sports Trail Alliance, is a great group to work with.