Tuesday, November 5, 2013

11/3 Page Hill Trail Day Recap

We put in another fun and productive trail day at Page Hill last Sunday with 10 people in attendance. The weather was cool, but calm, dry and sunny. We enjoyed coffee and doughnuts together in the parking lot (thanks Grant!) before heading to to the work site by foot, bike and truck. Matt and Grant made their way out with leaf blowers in hand. They got everything but Spring trail cleaned up. We hope to have Spring blown this week.

Working around the open area of the powerlines would have been pretty miserable if the day had been windy. As it was, we were able to just enjoy the nice views:

James sculpted the run-in of the trail to perfection:

 Mike and Don laughed at Jesse's silly ideas:

These two berms each have a 15' radius and are filled with rock to ensure they hold up. Greg, Don and James all served as test pilots. The smiles on their faces indicate that we got something right.
 When we finished the berms we took a quick break for snacks and coffee. 

As we come out on to the power lines we had to do some benching in pretty tough soils. We didn't build a million miles of trial, but what we built came out with a fun, rolling flow.

Mike and Greg contemplate the placement of the rock. This will serve as a launch point for a small drop. We left off with the landing built, but there the trail ends. Further progress will probably have to wait for next year.

We wrapped up trail day, and probably the trail building season, with pizza, soda and beer in the parking lot (thank again, Grant!). It was really great to bump into several trail users in the lot at that time! It really makes the work feel worthwhile to see others enjoy the result.

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