Wednesday, June 21, 2017

Cold Spring Trail Wash Out Repair

Corey examining the damaged and narrow trail from Feb storms

Corey prepping the wash out for a rock support wall

All ready for trail users and the next big storm

Wednesday, June 7, 2017

Rattlesnake Rock Removal

This ton of fun fell directly on Rattlesnake Canyon Trail during winter storms leaving only 6" of  usable trail

Wedges and shims placed to break the boulder apart

a crack beginning to form on the wedge line

after pounding the wedges and shims all that remains are several large sandstone cubes

a couple of hours later the trail was clear

Monday, June 5, 2017

National Trails Day 2017 on West Fork - The Aftermath

Big thanks to all that participated in this years event!

The major slide area, a danger for all that dare

Digging a safe trail out of the slide

The end result

Saturday, March 11, 2017

Jesusita Trail : Rut Redemption and Drainage Problem Eradication

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.