mr_opjones wrote:Hey Tom,
Towards the end of the upper ridge trail (east end), were it takes a quick drop down, a 100 yards or so before you get to the bottom and it makes that switch back. There's a spot that has a steep decline that is always pretty tore up from drainage and is usually muddy. Do you think putting in some large flat rocks in that spot will help it hold up better? Maybe you can look into getting this done? I'll do the manual labor, just need an okay. Also right after that spot there's a small valley were waters drains down. Maybe we could get a very small bridge across this? Even a pallet would work, and anyone can come by 1 of those pretty easily, zero cost on that small fix up.
Also when you have the meeting with the park officials later on. A couple small ladder sections on the ridge would greatly help out some areas from falling apart and eroding the trail away. Maybe something that you could mention.
Actually when Nick, Derek and myself met at Bloomer a few weeks ago, we talked about that hill, I think its call armouring, same thing that they did at Ft Custer on a descent, our plan was to talk to some people who have already done this type of work. we also discussed at least 2 area's that need small bridges, please wait a bit longer, Blumrdude is going up there with me this weekend to introduce me to the all the park employee's, once I meet and discuss plans with them then I'll schedule some work days, By the way, I notice that many trail days are on the weekends, is there a reason why weekday evenings arent considered, I may set up a few at Bloomer ,seems there less overlap with racing???
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