This area on Jesusita Trail took a beating from high water flow and lack of drainage. A rut was the predominant feature of this trail after the storms causing users to straddle it when climbing or descending the hill. Solution: create drainage to keep water from rutting out the trail further, fill in the rut, and make a path that is more sustainable and long lasting.
|The rut looking uphill|
|Looking downhill, water followed the center line of the trail|
|Joani building the substructure for the water drain|
|Chase and Joani working on the trail's new path|
|Finished product, the rut filled in and the trail much more sustainable|
|The view looking downhill, a massive water drain will prevent rutting for years to |
come while the direction of the new trail avoids the "fall line" and is much more sustainable.