October Trail Update

Via our Builder Work Reports

 

 

LET’S CROSS OUR FINGERS FOR RAIN THIS MONTH…

 

Even though the trails have been dry as a bone this past month, builder are working with what they’ve got and things are looking sweet! Check out this month’s trail work below.

 

 

Ladies Only

 

Curved bridge was showing signs of wear and was scheduled to be replaced. It was rebuilt with less camber at the high points and several additional rolls towards the end.

Wood source

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Wood source

After

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After

 

 

Floppy Bunny

TAP Sponsor: Obsession Bikes/Sombrio

1.Enhanced berms with mineral soil and shaping. Extensive water spraying was used.

Before

After

2. Increased the size of the rollers on the flat section to create a fun way to increase speed through pumping. Filled holes and covered roots.

Before rollers

After rollers

 

 

Dempsey

TAP Sponsor: Mosaic

  1. Realign the uphill before For the Kids junction. Removed protruding rocks and roots, added mineral soil, sprayed with water, added mineral soil, sprayed with water, tamped, added more gold and water and tamped again.

Before

Before

After

After

2. Cleaned drains, cleared rocks and rubble off trail bed, filled holes with mineral soil using same soil, water, tamping method from project 1.

One of the many drains that were needing clearing.

Punch section before

Clear drain

Punch section after

 

 

Pennzoil

TAP Sponsor: Steed Cycles

Significant erosion (from heavy braking) after the after the rock roll with wood ramp in the run out area. Added wooden cribbing to contain the rocks and dirt added to protect the exposed roots and fortify the trail surface to prevent further erosion.

When we get some precipitation and the mineral dirt becomes easier to work with, we will be adding to both of these areas to build back up the trail surface, which has not been possible with how dusty it was on this day.

Cutting crib piece to fit

Before picture of exposed roots and erosion with happy volunteer!

“during photo” of armouring with posing model.

 

 

Roadside Attraction

TAP Sponsor: VNSTA

Mineral soil was used to cap the trail and restore the tread.

Before

After

 

 

Baden Powell

 

Raked trail clear of small rocks and debris.

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After

Before

After

Before

After

 

 

Warden’s Hike

 

An additional stair was constructed at the base of Warden’s Hike to ensure a better hiker experience and to mitigate original uneven stair construction.

Before

After

 

 

Pingu

 

Water flows down the powerline road and into the trail if there is no grade reversal at the top. The road was broken up and graded into a reversal/drain.

Before

After

 

 

Cabin Trail

TAP Sponsor: Anthem Properties

Volunteers clearing duff

Mineral dirt exposed

Mineral dirt exposed to form solid base to construct trail bed

Volunteers clearing duff

Mineral dirt topped up

Duff removed ready to fill hollow with rock and mineral dirt, burying and protecting tree roots

 

 

Bobsled

TAP Sponsor: Telus

1.Enhanced entry berm off the start of the spur.

Before

After

2.Filled holes and removed protruding rocks.

Culvert area before

Protruding rocks before

Culvert area after

After

3.Reverse grade put in

Before

After

 

 

Boundary

 

Hiked beams and rungs from Dempsey mill site to Boundary for TTF construction.

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