The paving of Route 160 has brought changes to the Nosara Trail System. As MOPT prepares to divert the road to eliminate our not-so-beloved Washboard Hill, the portion of the trail nearest to where the road will be, has been eliminated. But don´t worry — new segments have already taken its place. As shown on the map below, on the parkland by the Pelada tennis courts we built new trail loops which join up with the original trail.
Get ready for a new look on other parts of the trail, as the Trails Committee plans some improvements. In addition to removing fallen tree trunks and other impediments along the trail periodically, the committee wants to raise the muddier parts of the trail, install culverts in low-lying areas, improve existing bridges and install others, and possibly even light some areas for night time use. Watch for more information in next month´s blog and on Facebook.
Among other news:
The bridge on the trail that goes from Guiones Centro to the Yoga Institute area in Section K has been replaced. We utilized boards made out of recycled plastic over a galvanized steel structure.
The month of July is one when our Nosara trails are used by a great number of athletes.
The Parroquia de Nosara mountain bike race attracted over 250 competitors this year. As usual, cyclists used a portion of the Senderos de Nosara. You can find a short video of this event here.
Get your running shoes ready because on July 30 the fifth annual “Stop the Shocks” running race will take place once again, with 3 different distances: 1 km for kids, and 5 km and 10 km for the public in general. This nonprofit event raises funds to replace the electric wire with insulted wire and covers for transformers. These installations prevent the electrocution of wildlife, especially the howler monkey. You can find additional details here: https://www.facebook.com/stoptheshocks/.