The Trail Crew’s latest as summer winds down and we transition to fall:
Dave Reid thoughts:
I was taught that fireweed is the summer season measuring stick. You can judge the summer length by how many flowers are left on the stem. There are still a few flowers holding on but it looks like summer is nearly done. Leaves on trees are turning golden brown, and nights are starting to get crisp.
I am so happy that this year we did not get a “fire season”. I think we got lucky, and I really hope the next couple of years that ugly fire smoke does not come down to the coast. This summer reminded me that rain is amazing.
We were super fortunate to get invites from Curtis Bennet and Ted Tempany to work on their projects. I am super excited about these projects. I always felt that Squamish lacked jumps. Curtis and Ted, as well as many others, are revamping Squamish and allowing us to all get airborne. Be ready to channel your inner “tigger”.
Please remember to hold back on riding closed trails. Dirt work needs to set up, and grass needs to grow. Ridership on closed trails/jump parks often results in more work and delays the opening. We do have cameras 😉
Trail Crew updates:
- Work on Hot Tuna
- Brushing Mad Hatter
- Working with Ted Tempany/Dream Wizards – Asphalt for Pump Track
- Lower Ditch Pig – adding dirt to jumps
- Cortez Planks – worked on jump transitions and did some woodwork for long skinny
- Brackentrail – buried cable, and did some dirt work
- Climbing trail – worked on underpass below half-nelson, and opened up the one tight corner beyond it.