9/26/15 Session . . .

Last session we made more progress on the HOP Connector Trail. The trail is open, it connects Little Mountain Road to the rest of the trails. But more importantly, pedestrian users no longer need to enter the park by using the main park entrance, pedestrian users can now get away from cars.

Below you’ll see the crew we started with, a few others arrived later. We had fourteen (14) volunteers and accomplished a great deal. While our volunteer numbers are still off a touch we’re optimistic. We had fun, enjoyed a great lunch (provided by the Estep family) – and did some solid work.

In this second image (below) we show a couple new volunteers, both coming to us from Edison Elementary. We’ve had a number of wonderful young people come to us from that school. We doubt that it is an accident, they are clearly doing something right – THANK YOU.

And in our last session image (below) you’ll see Adam and Ken, they are standing in front of a small tree they just removed. They had to cut a lot of roots before we could lift it out with the Dingo loader. At this session they both earned their MVTB volunteer tee shirts.

At our session this coming Saturday, October 10th, we’ll finish the entrance to the HOP Connector Trail. We have graveling and rock work to finish.

The pedestrian trail leading to the Heart of the Park Public Trail Facility needs to be perfect!

Thanks for your interest in our work. We hope to see you this weekend.

Published by Jim "JT" Taylor

Jim "JT" Taylor is a founding member and Executive Director of Skagit Trail Builders. JT is an avid mountain cyclist, retired snowboarder, and IPA enthusiast. He believes that trails and community access to green space are essential for people and neighborhoods to thrive!

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