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.

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