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.
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.
TAP Sponsor: Obsession Bikes/Sombrio
1.Enhanced berms with mineral soil and shaping. Extensive water spraying was used.
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.
TAP Sponsor: Mosaic
- 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.
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
Punch section after
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.
TAP Sponsor: VNSTA
Mineral soil was used to cap the trail and restore the tread.
Raked trail clear of small rocks and debris.
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.
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.
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
TAP Sponsor: Telus
1.Enhanced entry berm off the start of the spur.
2.Filled holes and removed protruding rocks.
Culvert area before
Protruding rocks before
Culvert area after
3.Reverse grade put in
Hiked beams and rungs from Dempsey mill site to Boundary for TTF construction.
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