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  1. #1
    Don't worry, be happy!
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    Jul 2004

    trail work, x-post from passion

    We have been busy little bees at the city park our mountain bike club has adopted. The more old erosional headaches we fix, the more new things we'll get to build.

    First up, a few weeks ago, was the repair of a braided corner:

    We tilled out some of the old lines, blocked them off and we will soon be reseeding with native seed mix provided by park operations.

    We regraded ( outsloped) the remaining line, and blocked off the area under restoration.

    Today, we went after a different area, an old fall line gully probably leftover from when motos used the property

    It's too dry to till right now, but we could work on the reroute:

    After this, we started working in the tread in our first, official, new, legal trail... all plans OK'd with Parks...

    in places, there's a ton of fallen timber to move:

    in places, we've just roughed it in through the duff:

    Here's where part of the line comes off some granite outcrops...

    This new trail will go from outcrop to outcrop, with intermediate width ladders using the natural features...

  2. #2
    Builder of Trails
    Join Date
    Feb 2004
    Nice stuff! The first pick seemed to have flattened out the slope a bit; it looked like an awesome in-sloped (aka bermed) turn until the angle changed. How steep is the slope?

    I love the large outcroppings. Ours aren't quite that big. And the soil looks like it's fantastic to work in. We have some great Blackland Prairie soil around here, but not much public land on which to build trail. You go west a few miles, and the soil becomes rocky, which helps with draining, but it's sometimes difficult to cut the tread.

    Excellent work!


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