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TRAILBLAZERS IN ACTION!
2018-2019 Season
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December 8, 2018
A dozen of us worked real hard today. The tread of the trail that we are working on is looking real nice. We have moved a lot of rocks, both from the tread and into place for crossing the wash. The work on armoring the crossing of the wash is comming together also.

Doug, smoothing out the tread of a portion of the trail.

Tom B and Cliff searching for rocks with which to armor the lower crossing of the wash.

Walt and Jim armoring the upper crossing of the wash.

Big Al back to packing down the trail with his big feet.

Jerry working on banking the turn around the tree on the left.

Stan the finisher.

Tom R, learning fast and working hard.

Alright, this isn't a two rock bar boulder. I'll bring the third one next week

Jerry, Bill, Al, Jude, Doug, Cliff, Stan, TomB, TomR, Jim, Gary, Walt

Aaaaaaa, donuts at Bashas.
Now for a couple of before/after pictures showing more of today's work:

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December 1, 2018
What a great trail building day we had on Saturday. It was a bit cool at the start so Jerry Butler led us in calisthenics to get us warmed up. Then we worked hard and were very appreciative of the what we accomplished. At the end, when we walked back over what we had built, there was just that good feeling of satisfaction. And it was another beautiful day in the neighborhood - aren't we fortunate to live here!

Paul and Jude (hiding in the bushes or actually working hard?)
started out the new trail, cutting a path through the shrubs

Bob, Stan, and Jerry (OK, so he didn't really lead us in calisthenics)
building the trail down to the rough "wash" that we have to cross.

Gary, Tom (new recruit, even said that he enjoyed the morning)
and Cliff finishing a portion of the old section.

John gathering flat rocks for the crossing of the wash.

"Phony photo", but we did move a number of rocks needing two rock bars

Walt and I actually moving that big rock with rock bars

Jerry, Cliff, Jim, Walt, Bob - It took 4 of us to move that rock.
Now Jim is going to use it as a base rock for crossing the wash.

Either it is near the end of work, or we have changed to
"Government Work",= 2 working and 4 more watching

Cliff, Paul, Bob, Jude, Gary, John, Jim, Walt, Tom, Jerry
This is at the end of three solid hours of work and they are actually smiling.
Now for a couple of before/after pictures showing more of today's work:

Before

After

Before

After

Before

After

November 24, 2018
We had a productive work session yesterday. The rains since last trail building season really washed out work that had been done on the Alternate bike trail from the Western Loop down to the Trailhead. Yesterday we did a temporary maintenance on this trail, with the plan to work on the reroute of the steep parts of this trail that we started last year, on the next couple of Saturdays.

Tommy, Jude, Cliff - a blue sky beautiful day

John T working hard

Walt, John M, working on the trail entrance from the Trailhead

Paul, Jerry raking the trail a little smoother

(Photo by Bob Burns) Yes, Bob was on duty as a volunteer Trailhead Host. Thanks Bob!
Cliff, Walt, Jerry, Bill, Jude, JohnM, JohnT, Tommy, Paul

November 3, 2018
We completed the maintenance of the Lake Overlook trail today. Once again, there was a large number of people using the trail as we were working. All thanking us for our work as they went by. The summer rains really did a job on the trail, but it is now safely walkable.

Jim, working with the McLeod

Dan, raking those loose rocks off of the trail

JohnT, friend Gene, JohnM, Jerry, Dr John. That's right, three Johns

Same crew. Check out how nice the tread of that trail looks.

Gary working on a water outlet. Hikers at the top of the hill.

Walt with more hikers just passing him.

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