Last Tuesday July 12 we added 2 rock steps and a drainage dip, then hiked up to the next worksite. There we re-dug a side ditch and re-set a three-rock toast waterbar using soil from the ditch. Next we’ll set some rock steps beside the ditch. There is plenty of other types of work if we are so lucky as to have more crew than can fit on that narrow site.
This week’s choice of volunteer trailwork days with CHVTC runs as below. Please email firstname.lastname@example.org if interested. Please forward to your email lists. Thank you.
– Winslow Trail at Winslow State Park 0900h Thu 7/21. Hike about 0.4 miles uphill to continue rebuilding a rock staircase in a gully, and other work as we have people and interest.
– Mt. Sunapee at the ski area parking near Sunapee Lodge 0900h Sat 7/23. If we are few, we will go up Rim Trail to quarry rock for the brook bed relocation we are building. If we are many, we spot cars at Andrew Brook trailhead, then ride the Summit chairlift at 1000h. Thence we hike to the White Ledges for a break, thence down Andrew Brook Trail brushing and adding waterbars and steps until quitting time. Then we hike down to our waiting cars and stop for cold drinks on our way back to the ski area.
On both of these days, please BYO lunch, 2 qt. water, work gloves. Wear long pants and leather boots. Steady rain cancels, and I will notify signups of changes.
The surprise is that I have just adopted a neglected one-mile trail in Enfield to rehabilitate. We’ll restore old drains, add new ones, add pavers and bog bridges, and generally bring it to normal specs. I still have to write the worklist and flag it before we have workdays there; please reply if you want to help.
We are halfway through the usual season with about 340 hours of work accomplished. Hurray for you, trail crew!