Silent Swamp Squatch

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  • 11-05-2012
    EvergreenStacy
    Great pics dromond, and nice work on the trail! Mind if I use these photos on Evergreen's site and Facebook page and whatnot?
    Thanks!
  • 11-05-2012
    dromond
    Quote:

    Originally Posted by EvergreenStacy View Post
    Great pics dromond, and nice work on the trail! Mind if I use these photos on Evergreen's site and Facebook page and whatnot?
    Thanks!

    Please do.
  • 11-05-2012
    EvergreenStacy
    Quote:

    Originally Posted by dromond View Post
    Please do.

    Thanks so much!
  • 11-05-2012
    Mr. Lynch
    I want to know when the bridge is going to be heli lifted in. That should be pretty cool to see.
  • 11-05-2012
    Dave_schuldt
    I'll bet it's on a weekday and they wont want any bystanders.
  • 11-08-2012
    mtbty
    This weeks WP we'll be trying to get a big water crossing beefed up (so the trail doesnt wash away) and do some more bench work on the trail after the water crossing. so you'll be able to take your pick between trend work or rock work!

    We are moving rock in to the work site with a toter the rest of this week so will be rolling stones in to place. Shouldn't have to move them to far!!

    This might be the last tiger work party tell Dec. Hope you can make it out, weather looks okay!
  • 11-08-2012
    juice
    Edit: Tyler or Stacy, is the WP Sat or Sun?
  • 11-08-2012
    dirt pirate
    I'm going to be over on Saturday to take advantage of the good weather and get some machine time. I think Tyler has Sunday on the Evergreen calendar as the work party, but that might be on a different part of the Swamp.
  • 11-08-2012
    mwestra2
    Tyler is at tiger right now, so relaying the Squatch schedule for the next 3 days:

    Friday: no WP, but Tyler, a few folks from DNR and I will be working 2 excavators and toter-ing rock. Contact one of us if you want to join us.

    Sat: same, but dirt_pirate will take my place... thanks, Matt!

    Sun: Tyler is leading the work party, meet at East Side Rd gate by 9, Evergreen MTB Calendar

    Roar! :D
  • 11-15-2012
    mtbty
    Len getting dogs deep in more big timber.

    http://forums.mtbr.com/picture.php?a...pictureid=9128[/IMG]
  • 11-16-2012
    mwestra2
  • 11-19-2012
    EvergreenStacy
    Len, you are THE MAN with a chainsaw. Thanks for all your hard work!!
  • 12-03-2012
    mtbty
    Update
    So it's the Seattle wet season. I've tracked over 25" of rain up at Tiger last month, but things are still moving forward very well. As of right now there is over half a mile over new cut trail that is around 80% done that needs some final trend work and armoring!

    http://evergreenmtb.org/img/upload/img32049.jpg

    http://evergreenmtb.org/img/upload/img92461.jpg

    Next is working the 1 mile section up to the next bridge. This section is pretty straightforward and leads to what will be a 1 mile 400 foot decent to the Northwest Timber Trail!

    This is one of three minis we have working at Tiger right now. It's the biggest one.
    http://evergreenmtb.org/img/upload/img46627.jpg

    Even tho the big cat is 5'6" wide I wont let it stop me from building a 24"-36" wide trail
    http://evergreenmtb.org/img/upload/img63645.jpg

    Both these pictures are built by the big cat.
    http://evergreenmtb.org/img/upload/img94411.jpg

    I hope to see some of you out there. The more we get done this winter/ spring the sooner the trail will be open to ride next season.
  • 12-03-2012
    mwestra2
    Schweeeet pics! Thanks, T.

    Everybody... big Work Party on Silent Swamp this Saturday. Sponsored by a new MTB Clothing company called Kitsbow. Lunch, t-shirts and a prize raffle. Join us if you can. Evergreen MTB Calendar. 4 peeps already signed up. Staff from DNR and Evergreen will be there. Including our latest addition to the Squatch team: Bryan Connolly. Hope to see you there.
  • 12-09-2012
    mtbty
    Epic trail building day. Anyone have a good time seeing the first part of SS get done this weekend?
  • 12-09-2012
    dirt pirate
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    An epic day it was....snow, rain, fog and the elite of mountain biking....trailbuilders. The support from Kitsbow was awesome, you gotta love and support a company that is dedicated to not only the sport, but to the people who build the foundation of the sport.
    Some photos of those people and their work.
  • 12-09-2012
    mwestra2
    What an awesome day! Zach from Kitsbow, Evergreen staff, DNR staff and ~20 most awesome volunteers! Huge thanks everybody! The beginning of Silent Swamp is looking schweeeter every day. Oh... and a special mention... Matt drove all the way from the dry side! Mega-thanks, Matt!
  • 12-09-2012
    FM
    Super exciting! Great work party.

    Zach & the dream van. The Kitsbow stuff looked awesome...and how cool is their promotional approach: trailbuilding!

    <a href="http://www.flickr.com/photos/10323561@N07/8258801437/" title="IMG_4817 by emailsucks98, on Flickr"><img src="http://farm9.staticflickr.com/8483/8258801437_159a00de79_b.jpg" width="1024" height="768" alt="IMG_4817"></a>

    This was a gnarly off-camber root garden,
    <a href="http://www.flickr.com/photos/10323561@N07/8259870608/" title="IMG_4820 by emailsucks98, on Flickr"><img src="http://farm9.staticflickr.com/8501/8259870608_c8cf7e43d8_b.jpg" width="768" height="1024" alt="IMG_4820"></a>

    by end of day it was buff mineral over lots of rock:
    <a href="http://www.flickr.com/photos/10323561@N07/8259873346/" title="IMG_4830 by emailsucks98, on Flickr"><img src="http://farm9.staticflickr.com/8075/8259873346_a577eebe33_b.jpg" width="1024" height="768" alt="IMG_4830"></a>

    Tons of Water coming through this section. Brian Connelly was the man with the plan- serious trail engineering
    <a href="http://www.flickr.com/photos/10323561@N07/8259871414/" title="IMG_4826 by emailsucks98, on Flickr"><img src="http://farm9.staticflickr.com/8078/8259871414_7f14337daa_b.jpg" width="1024" height="768" alt="IMG_4826"></a>

    <a href="http://www.flickr.com/photos/10323561@N07/8258803941/" title="IMG_4828 by emailsucks98, on Flickr"><img src="http://farm9.staticflickr.com/8058/8258803941_63e2f0693b_b.jpg" width="768" height="1024" alt="IMG_4828"></a>

    Sam workin' hard
    <a href="http://www.flickr.com/photos/10323561@N07/8258804329/" title="IMG_4829 by emailsucks98, on Flickr"><img src="http://farm9.staticflickr.com/8207/8258804329_8384313fe6_b.jpg" width="768" height="1024" alt="IMG_4829"></a>

    I heart toters
    <a href="http://www.flickr.com/photos/10323561@N07/8259876794/" title="IMG_4852 by emailsucks98, on Flickr"><img src="http://farm9.staticflickr.com/8341/8259876794_4c98598c5b_b.jpg" width="1024" height="768" alt="IMG_4852"></a>

    Thanks for the lunch Zach!
    <a href="http://www.flickr.com/photos/10323561@N07/8259875166/" title="IMG_4836 by emailsucks98, on Flickr"><img src="http://farm9.staticflickr.com/8057/8259875166_c2a7108b5e_b.jpg" width="1024" height="768" alt="IMG_4836"></a>
  • 12-10-2012
    Muttonchops
    Thats the PNW right there.... folks out in the mud and rain building trail. Awesome. I love this place.
  • 12-12-2012
    mwestra2
    A quick company intro video from Kitsbow (some great trail scenery) and a few more work party shots from Zach...

    <iframe src="http://player.vimeo.com/video/52513197?title=0&byline=0&portrait=0&badge=0&color =6bd5ff" webkitallowfullscreen="" mozallowfullscreen="" allowfullscreen="" frameborder="0" height="281" width="500"></iframe> An Introduction to Kitsbow from Kitsbow on Vimeo.

    Lunch scene:
    https://sphotos-b.xx.fbcdn.net/hphot...94543754_n.jpg

    Rock work:
    https://sphotos-b.xx.fbcdn.net/hphot...45898957_n.jpg

    Full bench:
    https://sphotos-a.xx.fbcdn.net/hphot...52629033_n.jpg

    Quick intro to the staff crew leaders...

    Sam from DNR:
    https://sphotos-a.xx.fbcdn.net/hphot...34828405_n.jpg

    Tyler from Evergreen:
    https://sphotos-b.xx.fbcdn.net/hphot...44182564_n.jpg

    Huge welcome to Bryan:
    https://sphotos-a.xx.fbcdn.net/hphot...72058230_n.jpg
  • 12-12-2012
    jubilee
    Ah, the PacNW forest. I can see the trees, the greenery, the ancient ferns. I can smell the moist soil and decomposing forest floor.

    I can hear "18 Dummy" and "I fink U freeky" over the sound of popping bottle caps. :thumbsup:
  • 12-12-2012
    GeePhroh
    Quote:

    Originally Posted by jubilee View Post
    Ah, the PacNW forest. I can see the trees, the greenery, the ancient ferns. I can smell the moist soil and decomposing forest floor.

    I can hear "18 Dummy" and "I fink U freeky" over the sound of popping bottle caps. :thumbsup:

    I have no idea what you're talking about.
  • 12-15-2012
    mwestra2
    Pics from this week's work
    Sharing some of Bryan's pics of this week's work on the Schwamp (Re-posting in the right thread)...

    Bryan has been working with the 1-ton tiny excavator on the northern section and Tyler with the 3-ton on the southern section. The 1-ton being so much more maneuverable, it's easier to leave the roots and make it more natural.

    https://sphotos-b.xx.fbcdn.net/hphot...85521285_n.jpg

    https://sphotos-b.xx.fbcdn.net/hphot...96328814_n.jpg

    https://sphotos-a.xx.fbcdn.net/hphot...71977543_n.jpg

    Even some views...

    https://sphotos-b.xx.fbcdn.net/hphot...78684763_n.jpg

    The following map shows the plan. Like Preston, much of the Silent Swamp trail was built in a straight line on an old road bed. The re-route will involve turning that into a curvy singletrack with long grade reversals. The bulk of the work will be done with the 3-ton and then finished up with the 1-ton machine and work parties.

    http://forums.mtbr.com/attachments/w...mpworkplan.jpg
  • 01-17-2013
    mtbty
    Tiger, ya that's still going, don't think that saying will stop for a few years and we are working full force on The Squatch thru the winter! Come check it out on Monday to see whats been going on. Washington Wild will be there Monday to help out. Over a dozen people coming out to enjoy this nice high pressure weather.

    Evergreen MTB Calendar

    Also a huge lengthen of trail will need lots of hands during Feb to get the trail done to the half way! This summer will end the gravel road ride between Preston and NWT Trail, add 2.5 miles of trail to tiger, and a 450 decent in to NWT Trail! How good does that sound?
  • 01-21-2013
    mtbty
    Hey Mr. Lynch when are we doing another big Tiger work party with you and all those rad people you round up?