most of the time these trails are very well maintained. fallen trees removed from the path. overgrowth trimmed away. but this summer has been atypical. many of the trails are overgrown. that's fine on less-traveled paths, but these trails get a lot of use by hikers, bikers and horse-riders. i can't tell you how many times i've had to step off the trail to let a horse or a bike pass. on sections of the trail like this one it becomes an issue. since i am a barefoot hiker, i don't especially want to step off into the unknown. poison ivy. thorns. chiggers. snakes.