Tuesday, September 18, 2012

Trail Day at Vultures Knob...

I took half a day off and spent some time working at Vultures Knob to get the Over/Under trail option back open for experts.

Accompanied by Mikey J., we built a new bridge across the Junk Hill lead in.  We used treated 2x6 lumber for the planking, should not have any broken boards due to trail runners here again...


The rotten sections of the Over/Under creek log were cut out and the log supported on a new rock foundation.  We then armored the upstream side against winter water flows. She's still a tight turn onto the main line, but will keep the unique flavor of the feature.


We cleaned out the loose shale in the Under section and then built a rock retaining wall along the outside corner to prevent wash out rocks from filling the creek and diverting water onto the trail.  The line rides nice and smooth and with a bit more benching on the inside corner, should be a very fast exit from the drop rocks above...


Finally, we dug out wood clogged areas of the creek, allowing water to flow freely again.

We will have an organized trail day on September 30th at 1:00 pm.  Bring old clothes, whatever hand tools you may have to wield, and your bike.  We'll work for about 3 hours, hit the trail to check out our work, then finish the evening off with some provided food and socializing.  This should make for superb conditions for the fall riding season and the final race on October 13th.

The trail is in rippin' shape, get out and ride it some.

cheers,

rody

2 comments:

Colleen ONeil said...

Niiiice. Those trails are really looking awesome these days. Hope it's okay after today's torrential downpour.

sunshine said...

Wow! You pack so much work into one day! The upgrades look phenomenal.