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Arianne Brown
Arianne Brown is a mom of nine who writes columns for many local and national publications. She currently resides in Payson, and enjoys looking for good happenings in her area and sharing them for others to read about. For more of her stories, search "A Mother's Write" on Facebook.

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Last winter, Serve Daily reported on localsbrwho served the outdoors community by clearing the trails of Payson’s Forebaybrmountain trail system.

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These individuals purchased a Snow Dog sled tobriron out the trails so that bikers, hikers and runners alike could enjoy thembreven during the snow-filled months.

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Those same people and several others havebrspent many hours clearing debris, weed whacking, shoveling — you name it, tobrmake the trails safe and useable this summer and fall for the growing number ofbrpeople who have discovered this rare gem located near the base of PaysonbrCanyon.

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The official trail maintenance day was June 10brand was created to maintain the nearly 10 miles of singletrack trails, many ofbrwhich named after dear family members of trail system pioneers, Carey Piercebrand Darce Trotter. One local rider, Spanish Fork resident, Daniel Stolworthy,brtook this as an opportunity to give back.

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“I helped trim branches and brush along thebrKayas trail and fill in some trenches on RayGun,” Stolworthy said. “Forebay hasbrbeen a huge part of my life since moving here eight years ago. It has connectedbrme to people who have become good friends and has also helped me reach mybrfitness goals. Carey Pierce and Darce Trotter have created a gem in PaysonbrCanyon where anyone can go to escape the hustle and bustle of day-to-day lifebrand simply take in the beauty around them. I was happy to donate my time sobrthat it can continue to be a place of solace for me, my family and many morebrfor years to come.”

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According to Stolworthy, the volunteers splitbrinto a few groups to tackle several different areas, with one group trimmingbrlower trails while another trimmed upper trails.

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Several brought their tools to clear upbrtrails. When the workday was over, Stolworthy said the trails were much morebrpleasant to ride.

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While the official trail maintenance day forbrthis year is over, that doesn’t mean cleanup efforts have ceased, says Forebaybrcreator, Carey Pierce.

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“There are many things that people can do tobrmake sure the trails stay clean and maintained for all to enjoy,” he said.

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Those who use the trails can help by:

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1. Not leaving trash or picking up what youbrsee.

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2. Staying off the trail when it’s muddy, tobrprevent making ruts or holes in the ground.

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3. Not building new trails because it canbrcause erosion when not done properly.

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4. Experiencing the trails because the morebrpeople use them, the better they’ll be.

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Forebay has two access points. One is at thebrthird mile marker up Payson Canyon, and the other is on the east side of thebrroad across from Maple Dell Scout Camp. (Brown is a Serve Daily contributor.)

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Arianne Brown is a mom of nine who writes columns for many local and national publications. She currently resides in Payson, and enjoys looking for good happenings in her area and sharing them for others to read about. For more of her stories, search "A Mother's Write" on Facebook.

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