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    Frisco trail?

    Any updates on when the trail will begin being built ?

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    I've been waiting for the new dorba site to go online so I could ask about this.

    As I recall (from the thread on the old site) there were still some discussions ongoing with the city.
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    Yeah I remember reading that. Was hoping we might have some updates...just read to get my hands dirty helping build it!! Also dying to know the size or planned size....patience

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    Last I heard, most of the permits and everything had been taken care of. If I remember correctly, they were trying to find a trail steward and then put a plan together for mileage, terrain, etc.

    Until then, try to help Katie Jackson Park started--near George Bush Turnpike & the Tollway.
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    What can we do to help with that one?

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    Quote Originally Posted by chazj View Post
    What can we do to help with that one?
    Check out the DORBA Facebook page, there's a link to the Katie Jackson Page.
    They also have a G+ page: http://goo.gl/CisJT
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    They gave an update at the DORBA meeting last night. The agreement with Frisco is finalized and a trail steward selected. An announcement on the meet-up site is forthcoming. They have flaked out a bit of trail and will schedule a couple of work days within the next few months.
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    Yup, they tentatively have work days for the Frisco trail scheduled for September 16 and 30.

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    Quote Originally Posted by Buadyen View Post
    Yup, they tentatively have work days for the Frisco trail scheduled for September 16 and 30.
    I'll be watching for the "call to arms" and will show up with a will to succeed.

    I don't know squat about trail building. But, I can work a shovel and lift stuff. That's helpful, right?
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    Quote Originally Posted by marpilli View Post
    I'll be watching for the "call to arms" and will show up with a will to succeed.

    I don't know squat about trail building. But, I can work a shovel and lift stuff. That's helpful, right?
    That's where it all starts. I have helped build and maintain trails almost since I started riding offroad. It's very cool to go back years later to a trail, see some specific feature or section, and know that you had a part in its origin.

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    I stumbled across a thread on the DORBA meet-up site with more trail info: http://www.dorba.org/messages/boards/thread/24902092

    On the 3rd page there's a post by Bill Woodard giving the work dates. I sent him an email volunteering for the two work days. If you're interested in joining the fun, get in touch with him. It would be fun to meet some of you all on the local trail...
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    Quote Originally Posted by marpilli View Post
    I stumbled across a thread on the DORBA meet-up site with more trail info: http://www.dorba.org/messages/boards/thread/24902092

    On the 3rd page there's a post by Bill Woodard giving the work dates. I sent him an email volunteering for the two work days. If you're interested in joining the fun, get in touch with him. It would be fun to meet some of you all on the local trail...
    I should be there at the 9/30 work day. Man, am I looking forward to a new trail so close to home!
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    Quote Originally Posted by sslikesnake View Post
    Check out the DORBA Facebook page, there's a link to the Katie Jackson Page.
    They also have a G+ page: http://goo.gl/CisJT
    (x-posted from dorba trail forum)

    KJ trail is going to take some work but should be an exceptional trail when done. It's basically an old bandit trail that was cut in half by recent development. Fortunately we think there's enough room to join the north and south sides to re-complete a loop. Currently you have to cross through the apartment sidewalk -- please use *extreme caution* when doing that! If the loop was completed today you would be looking at a 2.5 - 3.5 mile trail depending on the routes you take. With some re-routing and optimization you could be looking at 6 miles plus easy. There aren't as many steep climbs as arbor hills but there are several blue level trail features.

    The terrain is excellent especially on the north side. There are many dry creek beds and other features. Also the views along the white rock creek are pretty spectacular considering you're in town. I'm talking 15 foot sheer drops in a few places.

    We need help. On the dec 8 trail day the southern loop will be established and if we have enough people we will start bench cutting the north-south connecting trails. The sooner we get this done the better so we don't cause problems with the neighboring apartment. We are going to have to do bench cutting on a hill side that is pretty steep in one spot. Also, one or two bridges are going to have to be built approx 15-20 foot each. My understanding is we have a access to some building materials (telephone poles) but if anybody has anything to chip in please check head to the facebook page. Please coordinate through the facebook page: http://www.facebook.com/groups/katiejacksonparktrail/.

    This weekend (dec 1-2) I'll be doing some pre-trailday scouting and invite anyone to ride along for a guided tour. If interesting hit up the facebook page or pm/email (mmoncure@gmail.com)

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    Quote Originally Posted by merlinm View Post
    (x-posted from dorba trail forum)

    KJ trail is going to take some work but should be an exceptional trail when done. It's basically an old bandit trail that was cut in half by recent development. Fortunately we think there's enough room to join the north and south sides to re-complete a loop. Currently you have to cross through the apartment sidewalk -- please use *extreme caution* when doing that! If the loop was completed today you would be looking at a 2.5 - 3.5 mile trail depending on the routes you take. With some re-routing and optimization you could be looking at 6 miles plus easy. There aren't as many steep climbs as arbor hills but there are several blue level trail features.

    The terrain is excellent especially on the north side. There are many dry creek beds and other features. Also the views along the white rock creek are pretty spectacular considering you're in town. I'm talking 15 foot sheer drops in a few places.

    We need help. On the dec 8 trail day the southern loop will be established and if we have enough people we will start bench cutting the north-south connecting trails. The sooner we get this done the better so we don't cause problems with the neighboring apartment. We are going to have to do bench cutting on a hill side that is pretty steep in one spot. Also, one or two bridges are going to have to be built approx 15-20 foot each. My understanding is we have a access to some building materials (telephone poles) but if anybody has anything to chip in please check head to the facebook page. Please coordinate through the facebook page: http://www.facebook.com/groups/katiejacksonparktrail/.

    This weekend (dec 1-2) I'll be doing some pre-trailday scouting and invite anyone to ride along for a guided tour. If interesting hit up the facebook page or pm/email (mmoncure@gmail.com)
    Sounds good.

    Our son has Basketball games on Saturdays, so I don't think I'll have time to help. However, I wanted to mentioned there is some building material laying around the Rowlett Creek Preserve. I don't know if it's any good or what DORBA would say about it though. It's right around "Earl's Way."

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