I'm glad to see so many people excited about this! Let's keep the momentum we've gained by pushing ahead and getting as many of the preliminary tasks that lead up to an official approval and a construction timetable out of the way as soon as we can!
Two things need our immediate attention:
1) I've been charged with the assembly of a team of individuals who will be directly involved in the design process. This team will be ultimately responsible for the proposed layout and features of the course. Please let me know right away if you're interested in being part of this team.
Ideally this group will include a diverse range of riders under the freeride/gravity categories that have free time through the spring to physically get out to the trail when needed and bring their knowledge and experience to the table. Specifically, I'm looking for at least one individual who has some hands-on experience with design and construction of Gravity/Freeride courses. The assembly of this team will be crucial for the next few milestones in making this a reality.
2) As John had mentioned, our next step is to get out to measure the proposed trail. Working around the snowfall predicted, there is a clear, slightly warmer day Saturday, January 4th, that we could go out and begin measuring the line we flagged this past Saturday; from the break-away point at the top of the trail to, at minimum, the landing of the rock feature at the bottom. It would be ideal to have our design team assembled, at least partially for this phase, to start to get to know the proposed line and natural features in the terrain (although it may be covered in snow.)