December 12th, 2020…

On Saturday, December 12th, we had awesome weather, and finished off another stockpile. The photo (just above) shows the material we started with, nine of us – including one new volunteer. Capping the Pump-house Trail will go through January, and perhaps into February. For more photos of this session checkout our session gallery. You mayContinue reading “December 12th, 2020…”

November 14th, 2020…

Capping of the Pump-house Trail continues. More than half of the mile long trail has been completed. Please take a look at our session gallery, or join us for a virtual hike… Going forward, alternates for the December 12th session are needed, along with positions on the January 9th, and January 23rd sessions. Please contactContinue reading “November 14th, 2020…”

October 24th, 2020…

In addition to capping, volunteers installed a culvert, as our photos show. Capping of the Pump-house Trail is now expected to continue for “at least” two more sessions. The November 14th session is full, but spots remain on the December 12th and January 9th sessions. Please contact us to add your name to our specialContinue reading “October 24th, 2020…”

More Volunteers are Needed…

Volunteer sessions resumed on October 10th. Ballast rock, shown in the last post, was covered with 5/8″ minus crushed. Capping will continue at the upcoming session. That October 24th session is full, but spots on both the November 14th and December 12th sessions remain open. Hopefully we will be able to add a third groupContinue reading “More Volunteers are Needed…”

October 10th, 2020…

On Saturday October 10th volunteer sessions resumed. Above is that ballast rock that we capped, seen in our session gallery. Our next session is October 24th. We will be capping again, but loading power carriers with a machine, and compacting with a plate compactor. Machine loading will increase our material moving capacity, while freeing upContinue reading “October 10th, 2020…”

Work Resumes on 10/10/20…

You can see what’s planned for the next few sessions. Hardened tails can be enjoyed year round, and remain sustainable for generations. Volunteering during the virus will be challenging, but we feel fortunate, United General is working with us to create our safety protocol. “Special session” volunteers are asked to arrive in a mask. WeContinue reading “Work Resumes on 10/10/20…”

Summer’s Over, Back to Work…

In mid-October we will go back to work. Why October? Because having moisture in the ground helps us as we work to harden a trail tread. Our first project will be capping the Pumphouse Trail. We will need help filling buckets, that will be loaded in the power carrier, and taken to the trail forContinue reading “Summer’s Over, Back to Work…”

The Rock Walls Are Done…

Shown above is, Jerry, Marcelino, Romel and Bret – sitting atop the rock wall that we had just completed. Five of us had attended this special session on Saturday, August 15th. Building this last rock wall wall on the Pumphouse Trail went well, as the photos show. On July 31st we resumed work with ourContinue reading “The Rock Walls Are Done…”

STB Trail Work Resumes…

Shown above, Bret Turner and Steve Granahan are heading to the trailhead. Five of us attended this special session on Friday, July 31st. Back in March, public volunteer sessions had to be put on hold. Months later, operating under Skagit County’s phase two guidelines, a few of us slowly eased back into volunteering. This wasContinue reading “STB Trail Work Resumes…”