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History of the Edelweiss Trail System

When Edelweiss was originally developed, the community plan designated open spaces for the benefit of the entire community.  These open spaces included the upper and lower meadows, the area occupied by the swimming pool, the entrance triangle, a few lots and a trail system.  The trails were generally 15 feet wide and were located throughout the community.  The trails were intended to provide walking access between roads, to the meadows, and to other residential areas within the community.  Over the years these valuable trails have been neglected and almost forgotten. 

Although there has been interest in renewing the trails, no serious effort was organized until 2008.  At that time, a volunteer group reporting to the Edelweiss Board of Directors was formed for the purpose of reestablishing the trial system and was given the name Trailblazers.  The reestablishment effort began with a discussion on how the trails would be used, how they would be constructed, how to determine where they are located and a selection of the highest priority trails.  Everyone involved quickly agreed that natural-looking, non-motorized trails for the benefit of the entire community was the goal and determined that a trial from Homestead to the swimming pool was the first priority. 

The construction of this first trail and others that followed began by using official county maps showing the location of each trail right-of-way followed by a search for long forgotten survey corner markers.  The location of the actual trail within the right-of-way was then established before organizing a work party to build the trail.  Although supported by Edelweiss staff, most of the construction labor has been community volunteers.  Trailblazers welcomes everyone in the community who would like to support this community enhancing project with as little as a few hours work per year to more significant roles.  We encourage everyone to use the trail system and support this trail building effort.

If you would like learn more about the trails make sure to check out additional tabs on the Trailblazer website. To become a part of this effort to reestablish the trail system, contact Jan and Will Fohrell at: wfohrell@comcast.net

 

 

Although supported by Edelweiss staff, most of the construction labor is community volunteers.  If you would like learn more about the trails or be part of this effort to reestablish the trail system, contact Jan and Will Fohrell at wfohrell@comcast.net.

 

    Revised: 04/26/2010