(Last Updated On: August 17, 2013)
OK, I’ll admit it. My track record when it comes to organized trail work days leaves a little to be desired. Don’t get me wrong- I’ve helped out on my own, such as cutting down the occasional downed tree, or using this website for trail advocacy. I had my reasons, but it doesn’t matter. The important thing is that I showed up last Thursday, along with 25 or so other dirt monkeys.
We mostly worked around the first tree island near the Snodgrass trailhead. This was the section I spent the most time on:
As a trailbuilding newbie, what I didn’t realize was just how fun this whole trailbuilding thing is. As you build, you look at the trail with the eyes of a rider. So if the corner you’re working on needs a bit more of a berm, that’s what you give it. If there is a rock in the trail that just won’t move- incorporate it into the trail. As the ever-excitable Chad Reich kept saying, “Let’s make something really COOL, man!”
Or at least scenic, I say:
And hey, there’s always BEER! (Things were smoky both from the fire outside Glenwood Springs as well as CBMR burning pallets at their nearby maintenance facility)
There will be another work day for this trail next Thursday, 8/22/13, at 4pm, at the Snodgrass trailhead. For more information about upcoming trail work days, visit CBMBA’s website. Hope to see some of you there!
Not a bad place to find some good tools for the trail: