What a day! What an inspiring community! On Saturday, January 14, a record-setting 37 volunteers brought their good spirits and love for the outdoors to our community trail project. Our best turn-out yet! We gottta whole lot done, too. The elevated rock trail is complete (woo-hoo!). On the hill, volunteers installed 3 rock walls, clearedContinue reading “Trail Update: Jan 14….What a day!”
Volunteering with Skagit Trail Builders is a wonderful way for employee teams to donate time.
June 25, 2022 was our last volunteer work party before summer break. Enjoy a few photos and read about what we accomplished.
Everyone is invited to join the MVTB crew at Moran State Park on Orcas Island May 5 – 8th. Come up early if you can. We will have free camping at the Mountain Lake Group site starting Thursday evening. Friday will be riding and planning the trail work for Saturday. Sunday will be riding allContinue reading “Annual Spring Moran Ride, Campout, and Workparty”
We’re having another high-line material moving operation Saturday. They are cool enough that a talented videographer, Jim Thompson of Anacortes, captured it for us last session. I think you’ll find Jim’s video compelling. I hope you’ll check it out, and pass it along to your friends – because we need the help: Last session weContinue reading “Please join our work party on April 23rd”
Mount Vernon Trail Builders is hosting a work party on May 22 from 10:00am to 4:30pm to perform maintenance on Fred’s Trail. This trail is at the top of the south side of the mountain. Most of Little Mountain’s hiking trails were user built many years ago. They are fun and sometimes steep. Increased trafficContinue reading “Fred’s Trail maintenance work party Sunday, May 22”
Last Saturday’s session was low on volunteers, but this was somewhat offset by the use of a high-line rigging for moving rock and gravel directly downhill from the access road to the trail where it was needed. This eliminated a half mile or so of manual wheelbarrow labor making the transportation of the rock muchContinue reading “Rock and gravel moved with the aid of a high-line”
This Saturday we’re moving rock and gravel using two high-line trolley systems. We will be lowering buckets of rock and gravel down from the park access road on a steel cable to the middle of La-Z-Boy. The area we need the material is the wettest section of La-Z-boy, an area that is half a mileContinue reading “Join us Saturday April 9th”
We’re building another bridge on La-Z-Boy and plan to reroute a trail section to eliminate an area that holds water. While our major work (the building) of La-Z-Boy ended months ago, we’re still working hard to make it sustainable trail before we move on to our next trail. We think it’s an awesome trail, butContinue reading “The snow’s gone, let’s build a bridge and some new trail!”
On January 22 we enjoyed excellent weather for our work session and we accomplished a substantial amount of maintenance work on La-Z-Boy. The extra rain we’ve received lately showed us which parts of the trail needed better drainage and/or more fill material. We’d like to thank our new volunteers who worked all day carrying wheelbarrowsContinue reading “Jan 22 session”