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Weekly Trails Report

Weekly Trails Report

Weekly Trails Report – May 15, 2022

1) Trail Maintenance:

  • Singletrack Trails performed maintenance on Stove Prairie Trail
  • No volunteer trail maintenance this past week

2) Fire safety

  • Volunteers removed vegetation in East Plum Thicket, behind homes on Mountain Laurel

3) Outlook for the week ahead:

  • Singletrack Trails will continue trail maintenance, working on Stove Prairie Trail and lower Bradford Trail.

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Weekly Trails Report – May 9, 2022

1) Trail Maintenance:

  • No volunteer activities this week but our contractor began work, starting with Massey Draw near the intersection of Colorow as well as the Rose Clover connector.

2) Fire safety

  • No work this week but there will be a session this coming weekend.

3) Outlook for the weeks ahead:

  • Volunteers will likely start more frequent sessions closer to Memorial Day once the contractor has wrapped up their work across the system.

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Weekly Trails Report – May 2, 2022

1) Trail Maintenance:

  • Volunteers performed tread maintenance on the Lindenwood connector and took care of a fallen tree on Beacon Hill.

2) Fire safety

  • Volunteers assisted with clean up around the equestrian center.

3) Outlook for the weeks ahead:

  • Volunteers will continue small projects off and on until vegetation season picks up. In addition, the contractor will begin yearly maintenance on singletrack trails starting with the lower sections on 5/3. They will do upper trail maintenance likely a week or two after that.

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Weekly Trails Report – April 25, 2022

No updates to report this week.

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Weekly Trails Report – April 18, 2022

1) Trail Maintenance:

  • Volunteers performed tread maintenance on the Manor House connector off North Ranch road. Drainages were cleaned, enhanced and tread was flattened.

2) Fire safety

  • Volunteers wrapped up the finishing touches on the North Ranch emergency exit gate. A contractor will be coming to process the slash in the coming weeks.

3) Outlook for the weeks ahead:

  • Volunteers will continue trail maintenance on select areas

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Weekly Trails Report – April 11, 2022

1) Trail Maintenance:

  • Volunteers performed tread maintenance on Cougar Trail, from Valley Parkway to a bit past Bluebird trail. Drainages were cleaned, tread was flattened and a few new drains were added.

2) Fire safety

  • Volunteers removed low vegetation along the access road between North Ranch and Willow Springs, to enhance fire safety of this access. Cut materials will be chipped by staff in the coming days.

3) Outlook for the weeks ahead:

  • Volunteers will continue trail maintenance on select areas.

 

Weekly Trails Report – September 13, 2021

1) Trail Maintenance:

  • Volunteers performed tread maintenance on the Manor House connector and Mountain Willow connector, and prepped for work on the North side of Lower Bradford.

2) Outlook for the week ahead:

  • Volunteers will continue light tread maintenance on select areas that have become rutted due to the recent downpour.

If there are questions or comments, please contact us at trails@kcranch.org.

Weekly Trails Report – September 7, 2021

1) Trail Maintenance:

  • Volunteers performed light tread maintenance on Lower Cougar and the Manor House connector from North Ranch Road.

2) Outlook for the week ahead:

  • Volunteers will continue tread maintenance on select areas that need special attention from recent heavy rain.

If there are questions or comments, please contact us at trails@kcranch.org.

Weekly Trails Report – August 30, 2021

1) Trail Maintenance:

  • Volunteers performed vegetation and trail maintenance on Bluebird, lower Cougar, Golden Spike and Lark Bunting.

2) Outlook for the week ahead:

  • Volunteers will continue light vegetation and tread maintenance on lower Cougar and other select areas.

If there are questions or comments, please contact us at trails@kcranch.org.

Weekly Trails Report – August 16, 2021

1) Trail Maintenance:

  • Volunteers performed vegetation and trail maintenance on small sections of Lark Bunting.

2) Outlook for the week ahead:

  • Volunteers will continue trail maintenance on select areas that need special attention from rains, as well as some light vegetation maintenance.

If there are questions or comments, please contact us at trails@kcranch.org.

Weekly Trails Report – August 9, 2021

1) Trail Maintenance:

  • Volunteers performed vegetation and trail maintenance on Cougar and additional tread work on Lark Bunting.

2) Outlook for the week ahead:

  • Volunteers will continue trail maintenance on select areas that need special attention, as well as normal vegetation maintenance.

If there are questions or comments, please contact us at trails@kcranch.org.

Weekly Trails Report – August 2, 2021

1) Trail Maintenance:

  • Volunteers performed vegetation and trail maintenance on Docmann and Eastern Golden Banner, and tread work on Lark Bunting.

2) Outlook for the week ahead:

  • Volunteers will continue trail maintenance on select areas that need special attention from recent rains, as well as normal vegetation maintenance.

If there are questions or comments, please contact us at trails@kcranch.org.

Weekly Trails Report – July 26, 2021

1) Trail Maintenance:

  • Volunteers performed vegetation and trail maintenance on Lyons, Lost Canyon, Rose Clover connector and East High Meadow.

2) Outlook for the week ahead:

  • Volunteers will continue trail maintenance on select areas that need special attention from recent rains, as well as normal vegetation maintenance.

If there are questions or comments, please contact us at trails@kcranch.org.

Weekly Trails Report – July 19, 2021

1) Trail Maintenance:
• Volunteers performed vegetation and trail maintenance on Cougar, Lost Canyon, North Shaffer, Summit View, Beacon Hill and some of the neighborhood connectors.

2) Outlook for the week ahead:
• With many sections now taken care of, attention will be turned to those that remain, including Lyons, Ridge, and Docmann trails. Light tread work will focus on drains around the system.

If there are questions or comments, please contact us at trails@kcranch.org.

Weekly Trails Report – July 12, 2021

1) Trail Maintenance:

  • Volunteers performed vegetation and trail maintenance on Eastern Golden Banner, North Shaffer, Powerline, Golden Spike, and Bradford.

2) Outlook for the week ahead:

  • Volunteers will continue trail maintenance mostly on the northern sections.

If there are questions or comments, please contact us at trails@kcranch.org.

Weekly Trails Report – July 6, 2021

1) Trail Maintenance:

  • Volunteers performed vegetation and trail maintenance on North Shaffer, Golden Banner, and EPT/Manzanita.

2) Outlook for the week ahead:

  • Volunteers will continue trail maintenance, mostly focused on vegetation on the north side of the complex.

If there are questions or comments, please contact us at trails@kcranch.org.

 

Weekly Trails Report – June 28, 2021

1) Trail Maintenance:

  • Volunteers performed vegetation and trail maintenance on Golden Banner, High Meadow, South Shaffer, North Shaffer, Beacon Hill, west Summit View, Lost Canyon, Lyons, Columbine and East Plum Thicket/Manzantia.

2) Outlook for the week ahead:

  • Volunteers will continue trail maintenance with additional focus on some of the lower grassy sections.

If there are questions or comments, please contact us at trails@kcranch.org.

 

Weekly Trails Report – June 21, 2021

1) Trail Maintenance:

  • Volunteers performed vegetation and trail maintenance on Massey Draw Trail, Gothic Trail, a portion of High Meadow Trail, and a portion of Golden Banner Trail.

2) Outlook for the week ahead:

  • Volunteers will continue trail maintenance.

If there are questions or comments, please contact us at trails@kcranch.org.

Weekly Trails Report – June 14, 2021

1) Trail Maintenance:
• Volunteers finished placing the remaining tool boxes in the field.

  • Volunteers performed tread maintenance on Cougar Trail and on the Mountain Willow connector.
  • Volunteers began vegetation and light trail maintenance, focusing on South Shaffer and a portion of High Meadow.

2) Outlook for the week ahead:

  • Volunteers will continue maintenance on the backcountry trails in the weeks ahead

If there are questions or comments, please contact us at trails@kcranch.org.

Weekly Trails Report – June 7, 2021

– Volunteers mobilized the remaining new tool boxes out into the field. That is now complete.
– Volunteers did work on the raised bridges in East Plum Thicket / Manzanita area. Drains were installed and crusher fines were brought in to widen and raise the connecting ramps.
– Volunteers will continue on smaller projects over the next two weeks before vegetation maintenance begins in earnest.

Weekly Trails Report – May 24, 2021

1) Trail Maintenance (Volunteers):
• Volunteers added rock armoring on Docmann Trail to mitigate seasonal mud.

2) Trail Maintenance (Contractor):
• Singletrack Trails performed maintenance on the following trails the past two weeks:
• Bradford Trail (lower), repaired drainage along northern property boundary
• Bradford Trail (lower), adjusted alignment of tread adjacent to fence at rocks
• Lyons Trail, significant drainage work full length of trail to repair features and mitigate erosion of soft soils
• Colorow Trail, repaired a few drainage features
• Colorow Trail, repaired erosion at large rocks
• Lost Canyon Trail, repaired erosion for lower portion of trail
• North Shaffer Trail, repaired erosion at switchback

3) Outlook for the week ahead:

  • Singletrack Trails will continue trail maintenance. Work will include maintenance of portions of South Shaffer Trail
  • Volunteers will complete rock armoring on Docmann Trail

If there are questions or comments, please contact us at trails@kcranch.org.

Dan Mullins and Mark Celusniak
Volunteer Trail Coordinators

Questions? Please contact the Volunteer Trail Coordinators at trails@kcranch.org.
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