Lowes Creek Trail Day Recap

by Jereme on May 7, 2014

Mind-Games-Benching

CORBA hosted a trail work day at Lowes Creek County Park on Saturday, May 3.  Turnout was great, with about 35 volunteers showing up for a few hours of digging in the dirt and preparing the trails for Spring riding.

The main project was a reroute on Mind Games.  The original Mind Games route took riders through a deep gully that is wet and muddy during most of the season.  Previous remedies always proved temporary or altogether ineffective — there’s no stopping Mother Nature, after all — and the mud and rutting has only gotten worse from year to year.  The new route swings riders up to a higher point that has proven to be dryer and more sustainable.

The new section of trail required a lot of bench work (see the photo above for a portion of it), which turned out to be no issue for the CORBA crew.  These folks constructed a whole lot of bench-cut trail in just a few hours.  Not too shabby.

In addition to the Mind Games reroute, a small boardwalk was constructed and installed on Start Me Up, and some benching and general clean-up and maintenance took place throughout the park.  Afterward, everyone gathered at the trail head pavilion for Geno’s pizza, treats and beverages.

Thank you to everyone who came out and volunteered, and thank you to all of the volunteers who help develop and maintain each of the local singletrack trail systems.  See you on the trails!

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