April 27th, 2010 07:54 AM
Lynn Woods Trail Update 04.27.10
On Saturday April 24 the first of four 2010 Lynn Woods trail project was completed. It was a perfect day for trail building and we had a number of volunteers show up to help complete this project. Working on the Espresso Trail, our goal was to finish some minor adjustments on the top two berms while widened and built up the bottom berm to make the downward run flowier.
We had 11 volunteers that worked hard digging, pulling rocks and cutting trees to build up the third switchback mid level on the Espresso Trail. This switchback was not only widened but the apex of the turn was lengthened to provide better flow allowing aggressive rides to rail the turn. A secondary project was to finish up some loose ends on the upper two turns that were not completed during last years trail day.
The upper sections of Espresso are complete and appear to be extremely stable; holding up to the periods of heavy rain we had over the past few months. Erosion is low and areas for water drainage are doing there job as intended. We still have more work to conduct on the bottom section of Espresso with the installation of an off camber jump and technical line over some large boulders. This work will be completed next year.
As usually, this was a large project to tackle in one day and the team of volunteers worked hard to get the job completed in 5 hours. I want to extend my personal thanks to each individual that helped complete this project. The amount of work completed by the volunteers was backbreaking and difficult working on the hillside. I look forward to see everyone again in future trail builds and or maintenance projects.
Link to Trail Work Pictures