After making our way to Hastings road we jumped on the trail by the pond on Hastings road. On the other end of the trail just getting on to Gibbs road we encountered the landowner. He was hanging up the “trail closed” chain. He asked if we would use the road on the way back and hang up the chain on the Hastings road side. He said that the fields were muddy and he didn’t want them all rutted up. He wasn’t upset or angry, just wanted to let us know.