Trail Report – October 7th, 2020
I love the fall. When it is not raining the trails are cool and crisp, dirt is the best of the season, and cold air allows me to ride way farther and faster. Mushrooms are popping out of the ground, and there is a sense of quiet that descends on the trails. Everyone seems happier, and the summer issues around congestion and trail etiquette seem to alleviate.
For the trail crew, the focus is once again on getting trails refreshed and resilient for the fall and winter. The trails have seen an increased number of riders and mid-week usage. This had an impact on the very popular trails, which we will be tackling through October. The goal is the restoration of heavily impacted trails from summer erosion.
Also a massive thanks to Colin Reddin who has been super active clearing the many blowdown trees throughout the area. I truly appreciate all the hard work of all the unpaid volunteers who contribute to the upkeep and maintenance of the Squamish trail network.
- We rebuilt an old jump beside Another Roadside Attraction, on a trail that Ted Tempany had built a long time ago called “Martyrdom”. This was used in an upcoming Anthill commercial. Anthill gave us 500$ for the purchase of trail building tools, which was greatly appreciated.
- Miki’s Magic/Slippery Salmon. Mikayla Martin Passed away on October 1st, 2019. Friends of Mikayla joined us trailside to talk about Mikayla, rake the trail, open drainages and do some dirt work. We also did work on Slippery Salmon. I carved a small bear out of one of the fallen cedar trees that was on the ground near the end. My way to say thanks to the spirit of Mikayla.
- Stl’lhalem Sintl’, 50 Shades of Green and Jacks: Ben Haggar did dirt work and drainage work.
- Word of Mouth: Daphnee cleared drains and did some dirt work
- Cheshire Cat: Working with Ted Tempany on site prep for Cheshire bridge.
- We have started looking to future trail projects for 2021 and beyond, including extensions and some new trails. Stay tuned!