Our time in Headwaters started off with the sad news that Abi had decided to leave Wildcorps. However, our time in Headwaters ended with the happy arrival of Carolyn D'Aprix to the Wildcorps team.
Headwaters is a beautiful forest preserve with a single trail that, after 6 miles, leads to an amazing grove of old growth redwoods. Our project was to reroute a wet section of trail according to the specifications of trial designer Chris Turner. We were able to take this 600 foot section of trail from its very beginnings to 500 feet of nearly completed trail. There are several large logs and stumps needing BLM chainsaw attention before the trail can be completed in full. From blazing the trail through the undergrowth, to duffing, to bench cutting the trail, the project proved to be challenging, rewarding and enjoyable.
Here are the numbers:
500 feet of new trail
10 feet of crib wall