This and the next question are a bit of a challenge, as where we are, new trails are exceedingly rare to build. Most local builders now look after and maintain pre-existing trails, sometimes one that they built, but often inherited from a builder long gone. Also, the trails I look after aren’t “my” trails. I live on and look after trails on the unceded territory of the Tsleil-Waututh, xʷməθkʷəy̓əm (Musqueam) & Skwxwú7mesh (Squamish) Nations. I have the honour of caring for them and for the surrounding forest. For this question, I choose to describe Severed D on Seymour, one of the trails I have cared for over the past 8 years, but I am not the original builder. The trail begins with an upper fast section, natural flow with roots and rocks. After crossing another older trail, Severed splits. The original line is steep and steppy with options to roll through it or if a rider has the skills, airing over sections. We built an alternate smoother, less steep line a few years ago as Severed provides access to two very popular blue trails and the steep line was getting eroded. After the options merge, the next section of the trail is a natural pump track – can you ride it all without pedaling? There are a few optional skinnies low to the ground to add a little extra if you choose. Once you pass the junction with the popular trail John Deer, Severed becomes steeper and rougher. Rooty corners, jumbles of rocks, and options to catch a little bit of air. Many years ago, a number of logs fell across the trail and were incorporate as either rolls or airs for small hucks. A year ago, a large fir fell on the trail – the perfect opportunity to turn into a log ride. We winched it off the trail and built an entry ramp through the root ball and various options to exit depending on how adventurous you feel. The classic move on the trail is a steep chute leading to several rock drops that can be aired or rolled depending on your line choice. Recent additions to the trail include an optional wood roller made from two curved cedars and another wood feature that can be rolled, hucked, or jumped, depending on your skill and style. The final section of trail is again fast and twisty. Everyone always finished with a big smile on their face. We took on looking after the trail as it had been neglected and turned into a mess of mud that very few people rode. Restoring the trail has restored it’s popularity.