Events

Planned work days to maintain and improve the trails

Trailwork Party – May 28th

We have had a task come up; it is part of our trails to Little Badger – we need to remove some gravel. The work will be scrapping the gravel into piles and then loading it into our gravel hauler which will then move it to nearby storage piles. We will be using Mcleods, shovels and buckets. The schedule is Thursday, Friday and Saturday May 26 to 28, 8:30 AM to 12:30. We will be meeting by the restroom building in Trailhead Park and then driving closer to where it is just a short walk to the work site so you will need to be on time. The weather forecast looks like good Tri-Cities weather for May. The temperatures will be cool in the mornings with a maybe little wind on Friday. The trailmaster will be working elsewhere, mostly chopping back those weeds on the side of the trails so David Comstock will be leading these work parties. We will provide all the tools, volunteers will need to bring work gloves, water and snacks with a pack to carry them, and dress for the weather forecast. There isn't any work for preteens and younger, it is just hard to keep them motivated for 4 hours. Signups help with planning and are also good in case the works goes faster than expected. Please let me know that you are coming by sending an email to [email protected]

Trailwork Party – May 27th

We have had a task come up; it is part of our trails to Little Badger – we need to remove some gravel. The work will be scrapping the gravel into piles and then loading it into our gravel hauler which will then move it to nearby storage piles. We will be using Mcleods, shovels and buckets. The schedule is Thursday, Friday and Saturday May 26 to 28, 8:30 AM to 12:30. We will be meeting by the restroom building in Trailhead Park and then driving closer to where it is just a short walk to the work site so you will need to be on time. The weather forecast looks like good Tri-Cities weather for May. The temperatures will be cool in the mornings with a maybe little wind on Friday. The trailmaster will be working elsewhere, mostly chopping back those weeds on the side of the trails so David Comstock will be leading these work parties. We will provide all the tools, volunteers will need to bring work gloves, water and snacks with a pack to carry them, and dress for the weather forecast. There isn't any work for preteens and younger, it is just hard to keep them motivated for 4 hours. Signups help with planning and are also good in case the works goes faster than expected. Please let me know that you are coming by sending an email to [email protected]

Tailwork Party – May 26th

We have had a task come up; it is part of our trails to Little Badger – we need to remove some gravel. The work will be scrapping the gravel into piles and then loading it into our gravel hauler which will then move it to nearby storage piles. We will be using Mcleods, shovels and buckets. The schedule is Thursday, Friday and Saturday May 26 to 28, 8:30 AM to 12:30. We will be meeting by the restroom building in Trailhead Park and then driving closer to where it is just a short walk to the work site so you will need to be on time. The weather forecast looks like good Tri-Cities weather for May. The temperatures will be cool in the mornings with a maybe little wind on Friday. The trailmaster will be working elsewhere, mostly chopping back those weeds on the side of the trails so David Comstock will be leading these work parties. We will provide all the tools, volunteers will need to bring work gloves, water and snacks with a pack to carry them, and dress for the weather forecast. There isn't any work for preteens and younger, it is just hard to keep them motivated for 4 hours. Signups help with planning and are also good in case the works goes faster than expected. Please let me know that you are coming by sending an email to [email protected]

Tailwork Party – April 16th

This week we will be working on two projects. The smaller is on Friday morning to install a new platform and interruptive sign on the Skyline Trail. This will involve removing the grasses, moving some rocks, installing the sign and then graveling the platform. The second project is part of the new trail to Little Badger. I will be renting an excavator to help with building a rock wall. Since we are renting equipment we will be working morning and afternoon shifts. The excavator will be doing the heavy lifting but I will need help with the final positioning of the rocks. The weather forecast looks like good Tri-Cities spring days, you know a little wind and mild temperatures. Any wind should not be a problem as we will be on the north side of Badger. The Trailmaster will provide all the tools and even some homemade cookies at the 10:30 break.  Volunteers will need to bring work gloves, water and snacks with a pack to carry them, and dress for the weather forecast.  There isn't any work for preteens and younger, it is just hard to keep them motivated for 4 hours. Signups help with planning and making sure The Trailmaster bake enough cookies.  Sign-ups are also good in case The Trailmaster make last minute changes to the schedule.  Please let me know that you are coming by sending an email to [email protected] Jim Langdon Trailmaster, Friends of Badger Mountain [email protected] 509-943-3992 or 509-940-7234

Trailwork Party – April 15th (Afternoon)

This week we will be working on two projects. The smaller is on Friday morning to install a new platform and interruptive sign on the Skyline Trail. This will involve removing the grasses, moving some rocks, installing the sign and then graveling the platform. The second project is part of the new trail to Little Badger. I will be renting an excavator to help with building a rock wall. Since we are renting equipment we will be working morning and afternoon shifts. The excavator will be doing the heavy lifting but I will need help with the final positioning of the rocks. The weather forecast looks like good Tri-Cities spring days, you know a little wind and mild temperatures. Any wind should not be a problem as we will be on the north side of Badger. The Trailmaster will provide all the tools and even some homemade cookies at the 10:30 break.  Volunteers will need to bring work gloves, water and snacks with a pack to carry them, and dress for the weather forecast.  There isn't any work for preteens and younger, it is just hard to keep them motivated for 4 hours. Signups help with planning and making sure The Trailmaster bake enough cookies.  Sign-ups are also good in case The Trailmaster make last minute changes to the schedule.  Please let me know that you are coming by sending an email to [email protected] Jim Langdon Trailmaster, Friends of Badger Mountain [email protected] 509-943-3992 or 509-940-7234

Trailwork Party – April 15th

This week we will be working on two projects. The smaller is on Friday morning to install a new platform and interruptive sign on the Skyline Trail. This will involve removing the grasses, moving some rocks, installing the sign and then graveling the platform. The second project is part of the new trail to Little Badger. I will be renting an excavator to help with building a rock wall. Since we are renting equipment we will be working morning and afternoon shifts. The excavator will be doing the heavy lifting but I will need help with the final positioning of the rocks. The weather forecast looks like good Tri-Cities spring days, you know a little wind and mild temperatures. Any wind should not be a problem as we will be on the north side of Badger. The Trailmaster will provide all the tools and even some homemade cookies at the 10:30 break.  Volunteers will need to bring work gloves, water and snacks with a pack to carry them, and dress for the weather forecast.  There isn't any work for preteens and younger, it is just hard to keep them motivated for 4 hours. Signups help with planning and making sure The Trailmaster bake enough cookies.  Sign-ups are also good in case The Trailmaster make last minute changes to the schedule.  Please let me know that you are coming by sending an email to [email protected] Jim Langdon Trailmaster, Friends of Badger Mountain [email protected] 509-943-3992 or 509-940-7234

Trailwork Party – April 14th

This week we will be working on two projects. The smaller is on Friday morning to install a new platform and interruptive sign on the Skyline Trail. This will involve removing the grasses, moving some rocks, installing the sign and then graveling the platform. The second project is part of the new trail to Little Badger. I will be renting an excavator to help with building a rock wall. Since we are renting equipment we will be working morning and afternoon shifts. The excavator will be doing the heavy lifting but I will need help with the final positioning of the rocks. The weather forecast looks like good Tri-Cities spring days, you know a little wind and mild temperatures. Any wind should not be a problem as we will be on the north side of Badger. The Trailmaster will provide all the tools and even some homemade cookies at the 10:30 break.  Volunteers will need to bring work gloves, water and snacks with a pack to carry them, and dress for the weather forecast.  There isn't any work for preteens and younger, it is just hard to keep them motivated for 4 hours. Signups help with planning and making sure The Trailmaster bake enough cookies.  Sign-ups are also good in case The Trailmaster make last minute changes to the schedule.  Please let me know that you are coming by sending an email to [email protected] Jim Langdon Trailmaster, Friends of Badger Mountain [email protected] 509-943-3992 or 509-940-7234

Trailwork Party – April 10th

This week we will be moving over to work on Badger Mountain to work on a rock wall. We will be meeting by the restroom building in Trailhead Park at 8:30 each day. The weather forecast looks like good Tri-Cities spring days, you know a little wind and mild temperatures. Any wind should not be a problem as we will be on the north side of Badger. The Trailmaster will provide all the tools and even some homemade cookies at the 10:30 break.  Volunteers will need to bring work gloves, water and snacks with a pack to carry them, and dress for the weather forecast.  There isn't any work for preteens and younger, it is just hard to keep them motivated for 4 hours. Signups help with planning and making sure The Trailmaster bake enough cookies.  Sign-ups are also good in case The Trailmaster make last minute changes to the schedule.  Please let me know that you are coming by sending an email to [email protected] Jim Langdon Trailmaster, Friends of Badger Mountain [email protected] 509-943-3992 or 509-940-7234

Trailwork Party – April 9th

This week we will be moving over to work on Badger Mountain to work on a rock wall. We will be meeting by the restroom building in Trailhead Park at 8:30 each day. The weather forecast looks like good Tri-Cities spring days, you know a little wind and mild temperatures. Any wind should not be a problem as we will be on the north side of Badger. The Trailmaster will provide all the tools and even some homemade cookies at the 10:30 break.  Volunteers will need to bring work gloves, water and snacks with a pack to carry them, and dress for the weather forecast.  There isn't any work for preteens and younger, it is just hard to keep them motivated for 4 hours. Signups help with planning and making sure The Trailmaster bake enough cookies.  Sign-ups are also good in case The Trailmaster make last minute changes to the schedule.  Please let me know that you are coming by sending an email to [email protected] Jim Langdon Trailmaster, Friends of Badger Mountain [email protected] 509-943-3992 or 509-940-7234

Trailwork Party – April 8th

This week we will be moving over to work on Badger Mountain to work on a rock wall. We will be meeting by the restroom building in Trailhead Park at 8:30 each day. The weather forecast looks like good Tri-Cities spring days, you know a little wind and mild temperatures. Any wind should not be a problem as we will be on the north side of Badger. The Trailmaster will provide all the tools and even some homemade cookies at the 10:30 break.  Volunteers will need to bring work gloves, water and snacks with a pack to carry them, and dress for the weather forecast.  There isn't any work for preteens and younger, it is just hard to keep them motivated for 4 hours. Signups help with planning and making sure The Trailmaster bake enough cookies.  Sign-ups are also good in case The Trailmaster make last minute changes to the schedule.  Please let me know that you are coming by sending an email to [email protected] Jim Langdon Trailmaster, Friends of Badger Mountain [email protected] 509-943-3992 or 509-940-7234