May 23rd - November 23rd Project Leader Chris Bremer 208 484 3870 email@example.com
There were many tough days this hitch...days when people were heard at night, saying in their sleep, "I am too sore to sleep." We wheelbarrowed large volumes of gravel onto the trail to improve the tread...for hours and hours. And we dug out the steep hillsides on a section of new trail...for hours and hours. When you hike Lacks Creek trail, realize our sweat helped to compact the trail.
Our first day of the hitch, we cleared out our new campsite to make it into an acceptable horse camp and dug trail to connect it to the already existing trail. For the next two days, we dug out stumps on a newer section of Lack Creek Trail and wheelbarrowed fine gravel onto older sections of the trail. On Friday, we cleared a different trail just up the road, ensuring that it was free of branches and downed logs. To celebrate reaching the halfway point in our season, we went to the local Yurok Tribal Salmon Festival and had a nice local salmon dinner and watched the festivities. For the remainder of our hitch, we dug and dug and dug, creating two beautiful sections of new trail on the growing Lacks Creek trail. Next, we will move onto Headwaters Forest Preserve down the road.
Here are the numbers:
582 feet of new trail
282 feet of improved tread (graveled)
30 feet of trench dug
4 grade dips installed
1 mile of trail cleared
3 logs cross cut