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Trailwork Party – January 26th
January 26 @ 12:30 pm – 5:00 pm
Well the first week of early trail work went great! The crews worked on Thursday and Friday afternoons widening the middle of the Canyon Trail. They moving about the rocks on the downhill edge over a foot or so for about 200 feet. This is an easy way to make the trail wider. We even had two ladies stop their hikes and help out for a few hours! Later in this project we will clean up the trail bed and then add a fresh layer of gravel to help keep it smooth.
This week we will try Thursday and Friday again. The current forecast says those days will reach about 40 in the afternoons with some sun and little wind. We will work in the afternoon when it is warmer, starting at 12:30. There is no end time set, you can leave when it cools off.
We will continue working on the middle section of the Canyon Trail, moving more of the edging rocks out to widen the trail. It will be hand work using garden trowels and packing sticks plus a little work with pick-maddocks, shovels and rakes. The work is easy, the rocks are small and you get to work at your own pace.
The trailmaster will provide all the tools and even some homemade cookies at the mid-afternoon break. Volunteers will need to bring work gloves, water and snacks with a pack to carry them, and maybe a set of knee pads or a garden pad to kneel on. Remember to dress in layers so you can shed a layer after you get moving. There isn’t any work for preteens and younger, it is just hard to keep them motivated for a few hours.
Signups help with planning and making sure the trailmaster bakes enough cookies. Sign-ups are also good in case I make last minute changes to the schedule. Please let the trilmaster know that you are coming by sending an email to [email protected]