The Southern Connector is finished…

At our 9/12/15 session we finished the connector trail on the south side of Little Mountain Park. The trail is now ready for this weekend’s 10k.

As you’ll notice (above) our volunteer numbers were down. We had ten (10) volunteers, or about half our normal turnout. In order for us to achieve our goal for the session everyone worked really hard.

There’s always an upside, look at the sandwiches (below) – we had seconds, thirds and leftovers. Thanks Liz for a great lunch!

Here (below) Caroline negotiates a sharp downhill switchback corner, which shows the value of the disc brakes we added to our wheelbarrows.

And (below) John and Caroline teamed-up to compact that completed corner. This is one of the two rock walls that we built this session.

And lastly (below) Martin and his four month old daughter named Hana came out to visit. She is our youngest session attendee so far. Our plan is to build a Strider park in the very near future. I am confident that she will be volunteering at that session, possibly as an “assistant” water girl.

That would mean we’d have a new “youngest” volunteer…

We hope to see many of you at our session this coming weekend. We will be back at our normal location, at the main park entrance.

We will finish the HOP (Heart of the Park) Connector Trail at this session. This is the new trail that links our existing trails to Little Mountain Road.

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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