Sanders was worried about the natural beauty of the trail. The asphalt on the trail was not contiguous, and there were 10-15 unpaved spots–some as wide as 20 feet. These would become deep, dark, cavernous holes after rain. She described drainage problems that would occur due to these gaping canyons in the trail. Additionally, the water bars were supposed to be weatherized Douglas Fir, but instead they were large, lashed together stacks of Mountain Dew soda cans. The committee dismissed her concerns.