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.

Saturday, March 4, 2017

Post Febocalypse Clean-up Continues On Jesusita and Tunnel Trails

This washed out section on upper Tunnel Trail left almost no tread to walk
on and left a massive sheer drop of several hundred feet if one mis-stepped
A small support wall was erected to support the missing section of trail and
proper drainage was added to allow water to run off in a safer loction rather than
where it had previously washed the tread

This narrow section on Jesusita washed out during the heavy rains bringing the
width of trail to mere inches around a blind corner
 
With improved drainage in place above and below the wash out,
this section is now fortified with rock and widened for better visibility


Sunday, February 26, 2017

Rattlesnake Connector Trail - Post Febocalypse Clean Up

Poor water drainage and a deluge of rain removed a section of trail

Same area, angle reversed
 
The trail now bypasses the washed out trail

An eight foot section of fell down the hillside leaving users to walk up and around on the slippery slope

Reverse angle

Repaired!

This debris slide covered the trail

A path is now cut through the debris

This mud slide covered a section of the trail

Clear path





 








Thursday, February 23, 2017

Post Storm Trail Repairs on Jesusita Trail


High water runoff caused the trail to open up and begin to slide down the hill

After, improved outsloping and small wall in place to hold up the trail
  
This washout also occurred when a extreme flow of water breached the trail

Washout reverse angle

Corey laying the foundation for the tread through the washed out area

New tread taking shape

Joani and Corey looking over the finished product




Wednesday, February 22, 2017

Trails At The End Of Tunnel Road Closed Tomorrow - 2/23/17!

This closure was ordered in order to clean up the fire road and will effect the following trails:
Jesusita, Tunnel, Seven Falls, Arlington/Cathedral Peaks.


Friday, February 10, 2017

Tunnel Trail Tread Repair and Erosion Prevention



This section of trail has been narrowed by rockfall and slough leaving the trail begin eroded off the edge


After- wider and safety with outsloping


Several rutting by improper water drainage



Water drains placed above this area and in the foreground will help prevent erosion below this area



West Fork Cold Spring Wash Out - Feb 2017

Use extreme caution on West Fork of Cold Spring Trail as a large wash out has obliterated a huge section of trail.  It is advised to avoid this section all together while the FS decides on use status over the next few days.