We had a great work party yesterday out on Tiger. This is one of a series of work parties this winter to finalize the upgrades on the Preston RR Trail by getting water from flowing down the trail but keeping the tech (or adding to it).
As usual, it was a super solid group of people who showed up to help out.
Marching up to the work site, tools in hand.
Katie, Nick and crew checking out one of about five spots we worked on yesterday. Water was literally oozing out of the hillside and then flowing down the trail. We channeled into a drain and then built up the trail tread so it'll stay dry.
The forest had a classic NW feel.
Ivar, Holly and Tyler went and scoured the hillsides for 1-man and 2-man boulders that would anchor the rollers, dips and drains that will channel water off the trail while keeping the trail interesting.
Josh and Bryan discussing how to armor up a tricky little spot where water was making a mess of the trail.
Smiles from Donnell and Geoff as we had a great time joking around and getting some work done.
Even though this is working forest, there's some bigger trees and huge snags in this zone.
Tyler, Zach and Ivar placed this large boulder to anchor this section of trail work.
Geoff, Bryan and Jim working on a section that required a lot of digging to get it to train and then slope the trail so that it'll be durable and fun to ride.
Josh digging in a spot where water was, again, literally squirting out the side of the trail.
Nick, Ivar and Zach bustin' out a section of trail.
Tyler and Holly doing the glamorous work of fetching rocks.
Geoff and Josh fetching more rock. This is the glamorous and sexy part of building trail.
Jim digging out a drain. The dude moved a serious amount of dirt!
Donnell starting to dig a drain to make sure water flows off the side of the trail in this spot.
Holly and Nick planting ferns to green up a finished bit of trail.
Trail workers taking a rest after a long day.
Thanks everyone who came out, this was a great crew and we got a ton done!
Just a side note to anyone who is wondering if they're fit for trail work. You are! We had two kiddos and then a guy with a gimpy back who just got in people's way and took pictures (me). No matter your size, age, experience or condition, you're more than welcome to come and do trail work with Evergreen!
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