August 29th, 2008 09:11 AM
Lynn Woods Trail Work Day - Sunday Sept 14, 2008
On Sunday September 14, 2008, Dieselbikes will be holding our third of four Trail Maintenance days in Lynn Woods. Park Management has approved this trail day and we look forward to volunteer support by the local community. Sunday will begin phase two of re-working an eroded section of Overlook Trail making it more stable and fun for all park users. We will require a ton of volunteers to complete the job on Sunday. The trail work site is just a 15-minute walk from the Ballfield parking lot! Here is what you need to know:
Start Time and Meeting Location:
Everyone should meet at the Ballfield parking lot at 8:45am. We will be leaving the parking lot by 9:15 after a trail safety/work review meeting and head to the job site. If you cannot make it there by 9:15, come any way and just ride or walk out to the work site. We will put you to work when you get there.
Mapquest link to Meeting Location:
Dieselbikes works regardless the weather conditions are rainy or sunny. If inclement weather such as but not limited to severe lighting, heavy rain, nor’easters and or snow, we will then post a cancellation notice one day prior on the homepage of our website.
Estimated Project Time:
We accept this project to take 5 hours to complete. If you bring your bike, you can be the first to ride the trail! We may have a group ride after the required trail work is completed, but this is weather/time dependent.
What to Bring:
Bring your own bug spray, food, water, pair of work gloves and eye protection. Weather is always questionable, so dress appropriately. Bring your bike is encouraged but always optional. Please remember, at this point in time Dieselbikes does not have the funds to provide lunch. Again, it is suggested you bring your own food, snacks water and/or drink.
What WE are going to do:
The section highlighted in blue on the work map below shows the general area of trail work. Sections of Overlook Trail that runs from marker D4-6 up to Overlook Crag have sever erosion and drainage problems. This is an old section of trail with a number of rocks and sand exposed. During heavy rain much of the trail acts as drainage for the surround area. We have received approval to re-route a section of this trail to more stable ground allowing the original section to re-vegetate.
This new section will be a few hundred feet in length and run parallel to the current trail utilizing all natural terrain features as possible. The current trail travels up the hill in a relative straight line, but the re-route will travel in an s-pattern (no switch backs) to assist in trail stability and provide more recreational fun.
As usually, this is once again another BIG project and will need work groups to cut, clear and armor sections of the trail. This will be a labor-intensive day and tools will be provided. If you have your own personal tools you rather work with, feel free to bring them, but you are responsible for your own property. Please PM or e-mail (firstname.lastname@example.org) if you need further information.
September 10th, 2008 10:15 AM
just a reminder: Trail work day this coming Sunday!
Looking forward to see all that can make it!