Trailshead has definitely changed with the new owners, less food more money, they charged us $18 for a quart of Cat apv oil that most sell for $10,they had a couple of unrented cabins on Presidents weekend which is unheard of. We got chewed out for trying to pay for gas and order food like always, now must pay for gas at different till I guess! He took it upon himself to move peoples snowmobile trailers around without telling them. He told friends of ours that "HE DOES NOT NEED SNOWMOBILERS" and that "SNOWMOBILERS ARE THE ONE THAT NEEDS HIM". I hope they can take constructive criticism or they may lose quite a few good paying customers, they need all the customers they can get to keep the doors open. His attitude is wrong , HE ABSOLUTELY NEEDS SNOWMOBILERS AS CUSTOMERS if he is going to last.
It would be nice if there could be 2-3 more trails leading into Rec, to alleviate some of the traffic on the 2 going into there now which can quite beat up by mid-day. They've got potential for quite a bit of parking and the food there is the best I've had on the system. I have a feeling there is going to be a parking problem further up the hill if certain plans come to fruition.
That small lot by Hardy looks like it could be expanded quite a bit, who maintains that? Too bad Thunderhead is not an option, they've also got a lot of room there.
An amaizing trail system could even be better with a new trail connecting Rec Springs area over to the Roughlock falls/Spearfish Canyon area. I know there are tough rock canyons in between but surely there is a useable draw to cross them somewhere north of the x-country ski area or west of Terry Peak. It would be sweet to be able to make a big triangle instead of running the trails both directions every ride!
I have the feeling Rec Springs will be the standard "go to" place on the trail system in the future.