Latest on Candy Mountain Trailwork
Great progress has been made on building a new trail on Candy Mountain. Starting just off Dallas Road, extending to the summit of mountain, this will be a great new addition to our network of trails. We’re hoping the finish the trail before winter settles in. The work remaining is moving and spreading gravel. For more information, scroll down to the “Volunteers Needed” section of this page.
Update 11/27: The trail work team has continued making great progress. About 40% of the trail has been of the trail is complete with gravel. So far our team has used 5 truckloads of gravel with 4 more expected to arrive on Monday. The excavator team dug out the 1000 feet of rerouted trail and Sunday’s team cleaned up 800 feet of trail near the base of the mountain.
Update 11/21: The trail work team continued making progress toward completing the new trail. Graveling began on Thursday and the team has spread two truckloads of gravel, completing 1500 feet of trail. The pace is slowing as each load has further to go. There’s 1600 more feet to go to reach the summit. The Chinook Bicycle Club also returned on Sunday to complete the improvements to the switchback corners.
Update 11/14: The trail work team made great progress this last week getting another 2000 feet of trail ready for gravel. The Chinook Bicycle Club also helped complete a tremendous amount of work on the last two switchback corners on Sunday. There’s about 1700 feet of pre-dug trail left to prepare for gravel, plus 1000 feet of trail to be relocated. If we can get some large sized work crews over the next few weeks, we have a chance of completing the trail before the winter weather stops us.
Update 11/07: The excavator team finished their work on Friday, November 4th, with the entire trail, except a short section, now dug. The trail work team has continued to make progress, clearing about 1200 feet of trail for gravel.
Update 11/01: The excavator team has continued making great progress on the rough digging for the new trail on Candy Mountain. They have just reached the summit and will now come back down the trail, finishing sections we originally skipped. The trail work team has cleaned, smoothed, and prepared for gravel about .6 miles of trail (about 35% of the trail’s complete length).
Update 10/27: The excavator team has made great progress digging out the new trail. Over the weekend they blazed through a stretch of soft rock-free dirt. We now have about 2200 feet left to go to get to the summit.
Update 10/22: The excavator operators have completed about a 1/2 mile of the 1 3/4 mile long trail. Work has slowed due to a number of large rocks in the way (click to view) . The hand work team is not far behind.
Update 10/17: The work on the new 1 3/4 mile Candy Mountain summit trail started last week and we only lost one day, Friday, due to the weather. The excavator operators have completed the first 1/3 mile and the hand work has cleaned up about half of that.
We’ve made progress, but we’re going to need more volunteers to get the job done this season.
To take part, first click the Contact Trailmaster button below and mention “add me to your trail work list.” This allows you to be informed when work parties will occur, easily let the trail master know when you’ll take part so he can prepare tools, plus you’ll stay informed about trail progress.
Volunteers are advised to bring gloves, snacks, water, and be dressed for the weather conditions. There is little work expected to be available for pre-teens and younger.
We look forward to getting this trail complete and every extra hand helps.
Update 11/27: The main focus of the week will be to gravel the prepared sections of the trail to keep the progress we’ve made before the cold weather settles in. The work involves loading the gravel hauler and raking out the gravel. Additionally, we will be preparing the remaining part of the re-routed trail for gravel.
Our trail master is also willing to accommodate different times if you have a work, church, or other group who would like to help in the trail work.Contact Trailmaster View Planned Work Parties