Trail Update: The plan for our Sept 24, 2022 work party

Our volunteer trail builders are back at it this Saturday, Sept 24! We are focusing on three project areas on the new loop trail: 1) dig blackberry crowns to open up a view of the creek2) lift sod and clear trail tread3) set culverts and build up the section of trail prone to flooding (rockContinue reading “Trail Update: The plan for our Sept 24, 2022 work party”

Trail Update: Progress made at our Sept 10, 2022 work party.

The smoke from distant wildfires made for moody skies, but our intrepid volunteers showed up and made excellent headway on the trail project! We are pleased with the progress made at our first session of the 2022-2023 build season. We were also excited to welcome back our regular volunteer crew after a long summer andContinue reading “Trail Update: Progress made at our Sept 10, 2022 work party.”

Trail Update: What will Skagit Trail Builders be working on Saturday, Sept 10?

On Saturday, September 10th, we begin our 2022-2023 trail building season. The Pump House Bridge is DONE (hooray)! That means we can bring people, machinery, tools, and materials across the creek to start the next phase of the project. Now we’re racing to beat the rainy season. We must install drainage (culverts and lots ofContinue reading “Trail Update: What will Skagit Trail Builders be working on Saturday, Sept 10?”

Trail Update: We Can See Summer Coming!

Berries take color as the end of the trail building year nears. Two sessions remain before summer break; June 11 and June 25. Pictured (above) we reached the end of the flagging last session. Machine work using a mini-excavator this summer is planned. On June 25th we’ll complete the Pump-house Trail Bridge and learn whatContinue reading “Trail Update: We Can See Summer Coming!”

Trail Update: On a Trip We Found An Inspired Trail…

In Wenatchee we found a gem, the Apple Capital Recreation Loop Trail. An old bridge (above) does double duty; accommodating a water line and non-motorized traffic. 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 – withContinue reading “Trail Update: On a Trip We Found An Inspired Trail…”

Moving rock across the creek using a hi-line!

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 teamContinue reading “Moving rock across the creek using a hi-line!”