The Jim Mudgett Trail Pioneer Awards were presented to Dave Monstrey for the Leelanau Trail, George Lombard for the Vasa Pathway and June Thaden for the TART Trail. Karen Mudgett presented each award recipient with a framed print photographed by Jim Mudget.
To recognize the extraordinary efforts of local folks involved in trail advocacy, Traverse Area Recreation and Transportation Trails is creating a hall of fame for trail advocates. We have named the award after Jim Mudgett, who passed away in January 2004.
The Lower Peninsula's first premier cross country ski center, Forbush Corner, has been teetering on insolvency for several years. Poor snow years and additional competition have each added to reduced skier turnout. Concerned patrons for Forbush are meeting shortly to develop plans to keep the center open for the 2004-2005 season.
James Young, Chairman of the HCMA board, announced that the proposed sale of the property connecting Kensington Metropark to Proud Lake State Park will be postponed until the Milford bond proposal is decided in the November election.
By popular demand, the 2004 Subaru North American Vasa has added 12km and 27km untimed tours. There is also a special discount for skiers who do both the Women's Ski Tour and one of the Vasa tours, along with a goodie bag for each women!