The BCT is kicking off it's trail building season next weekend, Saturday November 16th. Our goal this year is to complete the Copper Mountain Loop off of the northern end of the BCT near Mayer. We don't have any funding this season to hire any trail crews so we are relying on volunteers to get er done! There is a training crew out there now from SCA (Student Conservation Association) working the trail, but are making slow progress.
Since this is more up by the Prescott area, this is a great opportunity for the Precott folks to come down and lend a hand. The quicker we get this section built the more riding opportunities there are to ride when Precott trails are snowed in or to muddy to ride this winter.
Date: November 16, 2013
Time: 9:00 AM
Meet At: Location described in “Directions” below
Work Location: Copper Mountain Loop, near Mayer AZ
Activities: Construct non-motorized trail using hand tools.
This is a physical activity requiring certain health and safety considerations. Please be aware of your personal physical condition, wear appropriate attire, such as long sleeves and hat if you are sun sensitive, gloves and sturdy footwear.
Bring sun screen, your own soft or sports drinks. We will provide bottled water and lunch.
Tools to be used: Pulaski, McLeod, shovel, pick mattock, limb lopper, and pruning saw. Tools will be provided, but you are welcome to bring your own if they are marked for easy identification.
Directions: From Interstate 17, either direction; take exit 262 (Highway 69) north toward Prescott, AZ. Proceed approximately 4.2 miles to the turn on the west side(left) of the highway. We will meet at the parking area and carpool from there (equestrians can ride horses from the parking area).
Heading south on Hwy 69; pass the Mayer fire station and Old Sycamore Rd. Proceed approximately .5 mile to the turn on the west side (right) of the highway.
Directional signs will be posted to the parking area.
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