PLT mid-section closure
When PLT (originally named Private Lands Trail) was built, the trail inadvertently crossed onto land for which MAMBA did not have approval to build. Despite this, for a number of years, the private landowner was gracious enough to allow us to continue to use the sections of trail that crossed their land. Unfortunately, over the past couple years, there have been numerous instances when the landowner has encountered people on their property far off the PLT trail. This is not acceptable to the landowner, MAMBA or the responsible users of MAMBA trails which are ALL on PRIVATE LAND. Out of respect for the landowner, MAMBA decided it was best to close that section of trail to mitigate the risk of future problems.
We are working with landowners to determine the best place to build new trail to connect the two sections of PLT. Until further notice, please . Do not continue on PTL beyond its trail closures which are blocked and clearly marked with "Private Property KEEP OUT" signs. PLEASE DO NOT GO OFF TRAIL to bushwhack your way to the other end of the trail. Remember going off trail in this area is what led to the closure in the first place. We have been granted permission to enjoy THE TRAILS. Please respect PRIVATE LAND and STAY ON THE TRAIL.
PLT's mid-section is temporarily closed:
If you are coming up from Moscow Mtn Rd (lower PLT) park in the Trail Landing Parking area and ride up Moscow Mtn Rd (gravel) 0.25 mile, looking on right side of the road for PLT which is directly across from the trailhead for Gemini. The trail closure is about 1.8 miles in where the trail drops into the trees.
If you are on the trail coming from LaFortunes Flight (upper PLT), the trail closure is immediately after a new logging road about 1 mile in.
The MAMBA board would like to thank all the Private Landowners of Moscow Mountain for giving our community the opportunity to use THE TRAILS they have allowed us to build on their land. We would also like to thank the landowner in this case for being gracious enough to let trail remain on their land when it wasn't supposed to be there in the first place and apologize for people going off trail and disrupting their privacy. Here's to a great new year, enjoy the trails, respect private land and stay on the trail.