Wednesday, February 24, 2016

Camp Robinson- Trail Love Saturday, February 27

"Work day Saturday Feb. 27 at 9am. Brian Shipman is heading a crew to work on the new Bench View Trail connecting Elevator and Dogwood. Other crews working on new part of 5 mile and new trail from Dead Elvis to Buddah that is easy and avoids Ball of Nails."

I've bragged recently on the folks who have done the amazing work of rehabbing, building, and maintaining the trail system at Camp Robinson. Here's your big chance to be a part of this illustrious order of trail fairies (they hate it when I call them that, but I find them to be magical.)

The trail dogs love the view from this new bridge on Can o' Corn
They hauled in the big wood for this impressive structure. Riding the  lower trails  during the wet times has meant mud and some major water crossings. Ambitious trail crews are solving problems.
 There is a new trail link from from the bridge on Can O' Corn to Dogwood
 Though it is a straight shot and looks clean with a reasonable grade, I had a hell of a time getting started here but it was better than riding up Elevator. The fresh trail is off camber, a little narrow and has some loose dirt. It will only improve with some riding.
 I think this is on 5-Mile Loop, and is a good example of some of the rebuilt water crossings.

It seems that every time I ride at Camp, I encounter trail builders and some new trail. Trail construction is becoming more sophisticated and sustainable as these volunteers have learned what works and how to better use the terrain. That's a good thing for all of us.

Get out there on Saturday if you can. We're going to be engaged in the task of skiiing and soaking in hot springs, but we'll be there in spirit.

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