Posted onJune 8, 2022|Comments Off on A young leader emerges…
Adam is our longest serving ‘young’ volunteer. He grew up volunteering with us. He just graduated from Mount Vernon High School, where he was their ASB President. He ‘earned’ a place in our leadership. Congratulations!
On Saturday, May 14th twenty (20) volunteers, shown below, made real progress. More work was completed on the bridge, while the rest of us cleared trail. At day’s end nearly a quarter mile of new trail had been roughed out.
Below you can see that we are ready with another trail section that’s ready to go.
The trail covers over 20 miles, paralleling the Columbia River on two sides. It passes through several city parks, a wildlife refuge, walking trails, and commercial zones – with shopping and restaurants. It also includes two beautifully maintained state parks with camping. We enjoyed daily rides, with great food and beverages along the way.
We know the level of cooperation required to build a community trail system, we admire what the Wenatchee community accomplished.
On Saturday, April 23 we had great weather and a solid turnout with 15 hard working volunteers, all contributing their time and energy to the project! The Skagit Valley Herald attended and wrote about it.
We had three teams working. One team at the trail entrance, spreading top soil and planting grass seed. Another team was working on the bridge. The third team had the exciting task of moving rock across the creek using a hi-line! Check out the video below.
The bridge over Hill Creek isn’t finished yet, so how do we move rock across the creek safely? Using a hi-line! For more videos, follow us on instagram@skagittrailbuilders
Volunteers spread top soil at the trail entrance in preparation for planting grass seed.
LeOla and Heather shovel top soil into buckets and wheelbarrows.
Making progress on Hill Creek Bridge at the Pump House crossing.
Checkout our new t-shirts! A big thanks to Adam at Cedar Creek Printing, of Burlington, WA. The significant discount he provided made hoodies for our leadership possible.
A big thanks to our volunteers and supporters!
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The bridge we’re building, over Hill Creek, has been slow going. We hope that better weather will boost volunteer turnout. This trail, when it’s completed, will be a two mile long loop trail.
On April 9th fourteen (14) of us worked on three tasks. The trailhead was prepped for seeding grass, an access point for staging trail building materials was improved, and more bridge work was completed.
On April 23rd, our Earth Day session, we’ll be moving rock using a high-line. This decade old post shows photos of our last high-line, and this video shows it in use. They’re cool!