A damp start to our 4/11/15 session . . .

On April 11th the weather was mixed.  It pouring just before the session started, then the rain stopped and the sun slowly broke through.  Tough early weather can put a damper on volunteer turnout. But we still had seventeen (17) great volunteers and got lots done. Below Jesse and our other early volunteers stand at our sign-up area, grabbing their tools before we head out.

Below Stryker and Jesse show us the advantages of working on a wet day.  An accumulation of mud shows us where a new trail routing needs to be built up with rock.  Here they are removing the mud before placing fabric and rock.

In this third image (below) John has joined in, helping fill a wet spot with rock.

Here Austin and Trenton show us that new volunteers learn very quickly.

And last but not least, another group (in the sun), pose after they have cut a large dead-fall tree into sections.  Take a look at the shiny new Pulaski’s.

More tools needed to be bought for our growing number of volunteers…

This session took us beyond an important milestone.  Since our first session in May of 2009 our volunteers have now surpassed 11,000 hours.

Published by Jenny Sandbo

Jenny Sandbo is a communications professional, trail advocate, hiker, mountain biker, and mom. She's been volunteering with Skagit Trail Builders since 2012, serving as the communications manager since early 2022. Jenny believes that safe access to outdoor places is vital to the health of individuals and communities.

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