Stub Stewart Winter 2012/2013 Project Overview
We are hitting the ground running this year. In fact, we have 1/3 of a mile built already! Everyone is asking how close we are to linking up the North and South trails. The estimated distance is about 1/2 mile, but check it out for yourself on the map.
Blue line indicates trail built this month! At the bottom of the canyon is Genzer Creek, we will cross the creek and start building a switchback climb up the other side of the Canyon. Its a couple hundred feet up, and then we are on top of the ridgeline. At the top of the ridgeline its mature forest with nice views, little vegetation, and minimal slope, so building will go fast and easy from that point. Expect a special celebratory event when we do finally reach the other trail!
Some of you might not recognize the loop at the top of the South trail. That was a little bonus that came last June, a full 1/2 mile of trail was built in just 2 days of work! Thats what can happen when you have 20 person build crews!
Details of the volunteer buid days:
The first thing to know is that this is an ALL VOLUNTEER build project, so if volunteers don't show, trail doesn't get built. This project has numbersous years of work behind it, and we are now on the bring of a major milestone- the opening of 5+ miles of single track build specifically for mtn bikes, by mtn bikers. Please come help out and be a part of it!
This year we will have build days the 1st Saturday of each month, from November to May. Check the calendar page for updates and more specific details. Please use the signup feature so we know how much food to bring.
We will meet at the Welcome Center of Stub Stewart State Park at 9am for sign-in and a brief safety/overview talk, then procede to the trail by bike. We will be working from the North end of the trail this year, so no more long walks! We will ride bikes to the Freeride area at the end of N. Caddywhomper, then its a very short walk to the construction site. We will head back to the vehicles at roughly 1pm, depending on the weather and everyone's mood and willingness.
We will provide lunch- usually sandwiches, but on those cold and nasty days we might just serve up something special. Please bring your own water. Again, please use the signup feature on the calendar page so we know how much food to bring!
We have plenty of tools, but do bring your own work gloves. Other suggestions: hiking boots, long pants, rain gear.
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