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Weekly Trails Report

Weekly Trails Report

Weekly Trails Report – November 18, 2018

1) Trail Maintenance:
• There was no trail maintenance this past week.
• Related, there is no volunteer trail maintenance planned for the rest of the year.
• Activities will start up again in the spring as conditions allow.

2) Docmann Trail Project:
• The tread contractor, Singletrack Trails (“STI”) continued construction this past week.
• STI completed the trail on Thursday of this week.
• The final trail length is 13,904 ft.
• The project came in $9,100 under budget.
• The trail is open for use but user discretion for adverse surface conditions is required. The new trail is still very soft and easily damaged. Please stay off the trail unless it is either dry or frozen to avoid damaging the new tread. Turn back if conditions warrant.

3) Outlook for the week ahead:
• STI has to de-mobilize equipment and machinery from the Docmann project area early next week.
• No other trail activities are planned for the week ahead.

With the completion of the Docmann Loop Trail project, all planned field operations are completed for the season. As such, this will be the last weekly report until field operations resume in the spring, as conditions allow.

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

Jeff Lyslo and Dan Mullins
Volunteer Trail Coordinators

Weekly Trails Report – November 11, 2018

1) Trail Maintenance:
• Trail maintenance tools were de-mobilized by volunteers and returned to the tool shed.

2) Docmann Trail Project:
• The tread contractor, Singletrack Trails (“STI”) continued construction this past week.
• Approximately 1,550 ft of new roughed-in tread was constructed this past week to complete the entire trail, for a total of approximately 13,550 ft roughed-in or complete (this is 100%). The actual trail length has not yet been measured.
• The finishing crew also finished much of the roughed-in trail this week.
• Approximately 1,000 feet of trail at the top of the alignment is roughed-in and is the only incomplete section remaining to be finished.
• The trail is open for use. Please stay off muddy trails and be cautious of crews and equipment.

3) Outlook for the week ahead:
• STI will continue tread construction on the Docmann Trail, with work on Tuesday through Thursday or Friday (depending on when the snow melts). The crew will be accessing the site via the High Meadow Trail and Golden Banner Trail.

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

Jeff Lyslo and Dan Mullins
Volunteer Trail Coordinators

Weekly Trails Report – November 4, 2018

1) Trail Maintenance:
• No trail maintenance this past week.

2) Docmann Loop Project:
• The tread contractor, Singletrack Trails (“STI”) continued construction this past week.
• Approximately 2,275 ft of new rough tread was constructed this past week, for a total of approximately 12,000 ft roughed in or complete.
• The finishing crew also finished approximately 2,000 ft of trail this week.
• Only about 1,000 ft of tread remains to be constructed and about 1,650 ft of tread remains to be finished.
• The work is progressing both from the top off of Question Mark Peak Trail and coming up from the gas pipeline easement. The two segments should connect somewhere about 3/4s the way up the south-facing slope.
• The first 1/2 mile of trail is open for use, but beyond that the trail is currently closed due to mud and falling rocks from construction.

3) Outlook for the week ahead:
• STI will continue tread construction on the Docmann Trail, with work on Monday through Thursday or Friday (depending on the weather). A large crew will be onsite this week, with additional equipment. They will be accessing the site via the High Meadow Trail and Golden Banner Trail.

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

Jeff Lyslo and Dan Mullins
Volunteer Trail Coordinators

Weekly Trails Report – October 28, 2018

1) Trail Maintenance:
• No trail maintenance this past week.

2) Docmann Loop Project:
• The tread contractor, Singletrack Trails (“STI”) continued construction this past week.
• Approximately 1725 ft of new rough tread was constructed this past week, for a total of approximately 8875 ft roughed in or complete. The finish crew was not working this past week, so the trail constructed this week is rough only, not final, and requires clean up. The finish crew will be back on site this coming week. Approximately 68% of the total tread length is roughed in or complete.
• The current work has left the gas pipeline easement near the western property boundary and has completed six switchbacks on the south facing slopes of Question Mark Peak and is progressing on the traverse to the east.
• The first 1/2 mile of trail is open for use, but beyond that the trail is currently closed due to mud and falling rocks from construction.

3) Outlook for the week ahead:
• STI will continue tread construction on the Docmann Trail, with work on Monday through Thursday or Friday (depending on the weather). A larger crew will be onsite this week, with additional equipment. They will be accessing the site via the High Meadow Trail and Golden Banner Trail.

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

Jeff Lyslo and Dan Mullins
Volunteer Trail Coordinators

Weekly Trails Report – October 21, 2018

1) Trail Maintenance:
• Volunteers did vegetation maintenance on the Shaffer Trail from the High Meadow Trail intersection to the Gothic Trail intersection last week.

2) Docmann Loop Project:
• This new trail construction project was approved earlier in 2018 by the MA Board.
• The Docmann Trail will go from the Cougar Trail, up Docmann Gulch and connect to the Question Mark Peak Trail.
• The tread contractor, Singletrack Trails (“STI”) continued construction this past week.
• Approximately 7150 ft of tread has been completed so far. Approximately 1350 ft of new tread was constructed this past week. The project is approximately 55% complete.
• The current work has left the gas pipeline easement near the western property boundary and is progressing up the south facing slopes toward Question Mark Peak. The crew is currently just past the third switchback going up this section of trail.
• The first 1/2 mile of trail is open for use, but beyond that the trail is currently closed due to mud and falling rocks from construction.

3) Outlook for the week ahead:
• Volunteers may continue vegetation maintenance along the South Shaffer Trail and surrounding trails this week as schedules permit.
• STI will continue tread construction on the Docmann Trail, with work on Monday through Thursday. This week only a small crew will be advancing the rough tread, without finish work progressing. The following week finish work will continue with a larger crew.

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

Jeff Lyslo and Dan Mullins
Volunteer Trail Coordinators

Weekly Trails Report – October 15, 2018

1) Trail Maintenance:
• Volunteers did vegetation maintenance on the upper section of Massey Draw Canyon Trail and on the Gothic Trail last week.

2) Docmann Loop Project:
• This new trail construction project was approved earlier in 2018 by the MA Board.
• The Docmann Trail will go from the Cougar Trail, up Docmann Gulch and connect to the Question Mark Peak Trail.
• Tread contractor Singletrack Trails (“STI”) continued construction this past week.
• Approximately 5800 feet of tread has been roughed so far. 500 feet of new tread was roughed in this week.
• Finishing work continued this week, continuing clockwise around the alignment from Cougar Trail.
• Finishing has caught up with roughing in and all 5800 feet of trail has also been finished.
• The current work has left the gas pipeline segment and is starting up the south facing slopes toward Question Mark Peak. The crew is currently at the first switchback going up this section of trail.

3) Outlook for the week ahead:
• Volunteers may continue vegetation maintenance along the South Shaffer Trail and surrounding trails this week as schedules permit.
• STI will continue tread construction on the Docmann Trail, with work on Tuesday through Friday (starting up 1 day later due to weekend snow).

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

Jeff Lyslo and Dan Mullins
Volunteer Trail Coordinators

Weekly Trails Report – October 8, 2018

1) Trail Maintenance:
• No trail maintenance was performed by volunteers in the past week.

2) Docmann Loop Project:
• This new trail construction project was approved earlier in 2018 by the MA Board.
• The Docmann Trail will go from the Cougar Trail, up Docmann Gulch and connect to the Question Mark Peak Trail.
• Tread contractor Singletrack Trails (“STI”) continued construction this past week.
• Approximately 5300 ft of tread has been roughed so far. No new tread was roughed in this week
• Finishing work was continued this week, continuing clockwise around the alignment from Cougar Trail.
• Approximately 2025 ft of the roughed-in tread was brought to a finished state in the last week. There is now approximately 4,000 ft of total tread completed to date.

3) Outlook for the week ahead:
• Volunteers may continue vegetation maintenance along the South Shaffer Trail and surrounding trails this week as schedules permit.
• STI will continue tread construction on the Docmann Trail, with work Monday through Thursday.

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

Jeff Lyslo and Dan Mullins
Volunteer Trail Coordinators

Weekly Trails Report – October 1, 2018

1) Trail Maintenance:
• Volunteers performed light tread maintenance on Massey Draw Trail near the intersection with Lindenwood connector.

2) Docmann Loop Project:
• This new trail construction project was approved earlier in 2018 by the MA Board.
• The Docmann Trail will go from the Cougar Trail, up Docmann Gulch and connect to the Question Mark Peak Trail.
• Tread contractor Singletrack Trails (“STI”) continued construction this past week.
• Approximately 1800 ft of new tread has been roughed in during the last week, with the total tread roughed in now up to approximately 5300 ft.
• The roughed-in tread has now connected to the east end of the trail where it intersects Cougar Trail.
• Finishing work was started at Cougar Trail and is continuing clockwise around the alignment.
• Approximately 1275 ft of tread has been finished in the last week to a complete stage. There is now 1975 ft of total tread completed to date.

3) Outlook for the week ahead:
• Volunteers may continue vegetation maintenance along the South Shaffer Trail and surrounding trails this week as schedules permit.
• STI will continue tread construction on the Docmann Trail, with work on Monday through Thursday.

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

Jeff Lyslo and Dan Mullins
Volunteer Trail Coordinators

Weekly Trails Report – September 24, 2018

1) Trail Maintenance:
• Volunteers performed additional vegetation maintenance on South Shaffer Trail.

2) Docmann Loop Project:
• This new trail construction project was approved earlier in 2018 by the MA Board.
• The Docmann Trail will go from the Cougar Trail, up Docmann Gulch and connect to the Question Mark Peak Trail.
• Tread contractor, Singletrack Trails (“STI”) continued construction this past week.
• Approximately 3100 ft of new tread has been roughed in during the last week, with the total tread roughed in now up to approximately 3500 ft.
• Approximately 700 ft of tread has been finished in the last week to a complete stage. 700 ft is also the total complete tread at this point.

3) Outlook for the week ahead:
• Volunteers may continue vegetation maintenance along the South Shaffer Trail and surrounding trails this week as schedules permit.
• STI will continue tread construction on the Docmann Trail, with work on Monday through Thursday.

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

Jeff Lyslo and Dan Mullins
Volunteer Trail Coordinators

Weekly Trails Report – September 17, 2018

1) Trail Maintenance:
• Volunteers performed vegetation maintenance on South Shaffer Trail.

2) Docmann Loop Project:
• This new trail construction project was approved earlier in 2018 by the MA Board.
• The Docmann Trail will go from the Cougar Trail, up Docmann Gulch and connect to the Question Mark Peak Trail.
• Singletrack Trails (STI, tread contractor) mobilized to the site on Tuesday, Sept. 11.
• STI began tread construction on Wednesday, Sept. 12.
• Approximately 400 feet of tread has been roughed in.

3) Outlook for the week ahead:
• Volunteers may continue vegetation maintenance along the South Shaffer Trail and surrounding trails this week as schedules permit.
• STI will continue tread construction on the Docmann Trail, with work on Monday through Thursday.

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

Jeff Lyslo and Dan Mullins
Volunteer Trail Coordinators

Weekly Trails Report – September 9, 2018

1) Trail Maintenance:
• Volunteers performed vegetation maintenance on South Shaffer Trail, and drainage maintenance on Colorow Trail and Massey Draw Trail.

2) Docmann Loop Project:
• This new trail construction project was approved earlier in 2018 by the MA Board.
• The Docmann Trail will go from the Cougar Trail, up Docmann Gulch and connect to the Question Mark Peak Trail.
• The vegetation within the trail corridor is 100% cleared.
• A site visit with the tread contractor, Singletrack Trails, was held on Wednesday, Sept. 5.
• Singletrack Trails plans to start tread construction on Wednesday, Sept. 12.

3) Outlook for the week ahead:
• Volunteers plan to continue vegetation maintenance along the South Shaffer Trail and surrounding trails this week.

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

Jeff Lyslo and Dan Mullins
Volunteer Trail Coordinators

Weekly Trails Report – September 2, 2018

1) Trail Maintenance:
• Volunteers performed vegetation maintenance on High Meadow Trail and South Shaffer Trail.

2) Docmann Loop Project:
• This new trail construction project was approved earlier in 2018 by the MA Board.
• The Docmann Trail will go from the Cougar Trail, up Docmann Gulch and connect to the Question Mark Peak Trail.
• The vegetation within the trail corridor is 100% cleared.
• No additional work was performed this week. Tread construction is planned to begin on Sept. 10.

3) Outlook for the week ahead:
• Volunteers plan to continue vegetation maintenance along the South Shaffer Trail this week.

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

Jeff Lyslo and Dan Mullins
Volunteer Trail Coordinators

Weekly Trails Report – August 26, 2018

1) Trail Maintenance:
• Volunteers performed vegetation maintenance on Golden Banner Trail, High Meadow Trail, and Lyons Trail

2) Docmann Loop Project:
• This new trail construction project was approved earlier in 2018 by the MA Board.
• The Docmann Trail will go from the Cougar Trail, up Docmann Gulch and connect to the Question Mark Peak Trail.
• The vegetation within the trail corridor is now 100% cleared.
• No additional work was performed this week. Tread construction is planned to begin on Sept. 10.

3) Outlook for the week ahead:
• Volunteers plan to continue vegetation maintenance along the High Meadow Trail and South Shaffer Trail this week.

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

Jeff Lyslo and Dan Mullins
Volunteer Trail Coordinators

Weekly Trails Report – August 20, 2018

1) Trail Maintenance
• No vegetation maintenance was performed this past week.

2) Docmann Loop Project:
• This new trail construction project was approved earlier in 2018 by the MA Board.
• The Docmann Trail will go from the Cougar Trail, up Docmann Gulch and connect to the Question Mark Peak Trail.
• Volunteer sessions to cut & clear corridor were held on Friday, Aug. 17 and Saturday. Aug. 18.
• The vegetation within the trail corridor is now 100% cleared.

3) Outlook for the week ahead:
• Volunteers will continue vegetation maintenance along trails in various high-growth areas across the system.

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

Jeff Lyslo and Dan Mullins
Volunteer Trail Coordinators

Weekly Trails Report – August 12, 2018

1) Trail Maintenance
• Volunteers did some vegetation maintenance this week on the Cougar Trail and Powerline Trail.
2) Docmann Loop Project:
• This new trail construction project was approved earlier in 2018 by the MA Board.
• The Docmann Trail will go from the Cougar Trail, up Docmann Gulch and connect to the Question Mark Peak spur.
• Volunteer sessions to cut and clear corridor were held on Saturday, Aug. 11 and Sunday, Aug. 12.
• Sawing and clearing continued on the west end of the project, heading up toward Golden Banner Trail
• Approximately 2600 ft of sawing remains and approximately 3200 ft of clearing remains .

3) Outlook for the week ahead:
• Volunteers may continue vegetation maintenance along trails in various high growth areas across the system.
• Volunteers will continue Docmann corridor clearing this week, with specific times to be determined.

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

Jeff Lyslo and Dan Mullins
Volunteer Trail Coordinators

Weekly Trails Report – Aug. 5, 2018

1) Trail Maintenance
• Volunteers did some vegetation maintenance this week on the following trails : Massey Trail, South Colorow, Bluebird, Cougar & Summit View

2) Docmann Loop Project :
• This new trail construction project was approved earlier in 2018 by the MA Board.
• The Docmann Trail will go from the Cougar Trail, up Docmann Gulch and connect to the Question Mark Peak spur.
• Volunteers mobilized tools for cutting corridor on Thursday, Aug. 2.
• Volunteer sessions to cut and clear corridor were held on Saturday, Aug. 4 and Sunday, Aug. 5.
• The east section from Cougar Trail to the pipeline right-of-way has been completed, save and except some minor residual cleanup.
• Volunteer crews then moved up the trail alignment about 0.4 miles along the pipeline right of way as no corridor work was required on this section.
• Sawing continued on the west end of the project. Another 0.5 miles has been sawed above the pipeline right-of-way. About 0.15 miles of this sawing has been cleaned up.

3) Outlook for the week ahead:
• Volunteers may continue vegetation maintenance along trails in various high-growth areas across the system.
• Volunteers will continue Docmann corridor clearing this week, with primary volunteer sessions on Saturday, Aug. 11 and Sunday, Aug. 12.

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

Jeff Lyslo and Dan Mullins
Volunteer Trail Coordinators

Weekly Trails Report – July 29, 2018

1) Trail Maintenance
• Volunteers did not do any tread or vegetation maintenance this week.
• VTCs checked many trails for potential storm damage with the recent heavy rains. A few minor issues were noted but no serious damage was observed on the sampled trails.

2) Docmann Loop Project:
• This new trail construction project was approved earlier in 2018 by the MA Board.
• The Docmann Trail will go from the Cougar Trail, up Docmann Gulch and connect to the Question Mark Peak spur.
• Volunteers will clear the trail corridor (scheduled to start Aug. 4) and contractor Singletrack Trails will build the tread (scheduled to start Sept. 10).
• This project is being added to the weekly report as work will begin in the upcoming week.
• VTCs spent time this week coordinating with staff and volunteers on logistics and getting the project started.

3) Outlook for the week ahead:
• Volunteers may continue vegetation maintenance along trails in various high-growth areas across the system.
• Volunteers will mobilize tools to the Docmann project during the week and corridor clearing will begin on Saturday, Aug. 4, continuing on Sunday, Aug. 5.

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

Jeff Lyslo and Dan Mullins
Volunteer Trail Coordinators

Weekly Trails Report – July 22, 2018

1) East Plum Thicket – Manzanita Trail
•This project is complete and will be dropped from the report going ahead

2) Trail Maintenance
• Volunteers did vegetation maintenance on the following trails:
• Powerline Trail (completed)
• Golden Spike Trail (completed)
• Lower Bradford , from Domino Trail down (completed)
• Middle Bradford , from Manor House Xover to Domino (completed)
• Upper Bradford , above Xover to SummitView (completed)
• Beacon Hill (completed)
• West SummitView (completed)
• East SummitView (started)
• East Golden Banner (started)
• South Shaffer, south of saddle (continued)

3) Outlook for the week ahead:
• Volunteers will continue vegetation maintenance along trails in various high growth areas across the system.

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

Jeff Lyslo and Dan Mullins
Volunteer Trail Coordinators

Weekly Trails Report – July 15, 2018

1) East Plum Thicket – Manzanita Trail
• A short volunteer session was held on July 11 to finish this trail.
• The project is 100% complete and is open for public use.

2) Trail Maintenance
• Volunteers reconstructed a drainage on Massey Draw Trail (at the intersection with Lindenwood connector). Large rocks and sand were removed from the drainage and wood planks were installed over the drain to attempt to reduce the deposition of sediment.
• A volunteer worked on vegetation maintenance on the Ridge Trail.
• A volunteer removed a down tree on South Shaffer Trail.
• VTCs worked to facilitate upcoming vegetation maintenance work with Ken-Caryl Youth Programs, Middle School Leadership Camp for July 18, July 19, and Aug. 1.

3) Outlook for the week ahead:
• Volunteers will continue vegetation maintenance along trails in various high growth areas across the system.
• Middle School Leadership Camp will be performing vegetation maintenance on trails on July 18 and July 19.

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

Jeff Lyslo and Dan Mullins
Volunteer Trail Coordinators

Weekly Trails Report – July 8, 2018

1) East Plum Thicket – Manzanita Trail
• Volunteer sessions were held on July 7 and July 8.
• The project is 99% complete and is open for public use. All 3 boardwalks are finished. A short section of trail adjacent to valley parkway remains to be completed.

2) Vegetation Maintenance
• No work this past week

3) Outlook for the week ahead:
• The remaining finish work on East Plum Thicket – Manzanita Trail will be completed this week.
• Volunteers may continue on vegetation maintenance along trails in various high growth areas across the system.

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

Jeff Lyslo and Dan Mullins
Volunteer Trail Coordinators

Weekly Trails Report – July 1, 2018

1) East Plum Thicket – Manzanita Trail
• Two volunteer sessions were held on Saturday, June 30 and Sunday, July 1.
• During these sessions, the tread was started on segment 7 and continued tread work on segment 8. The boardwalk construction on segments 7 and 8 was completed.
• Construction is following the plan found here: https://ken-carylranch.org/wp-content/uploads/2011/08/EPT-Manz-Convert-Plan-v3-small.pdf

2) Vegetation Maintenance
• A volunteer cleared overgrown vegetation on part of the South Shaffer Trail.

3) Outlook for the week ahead:
• Work on East Plum Thicket – Manzanita Trail will continue next weekend.
• Volunteers may continue on vegetation maintenance along trails in various high-growth areas across the system.

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

Jeff Lyslo and Dan Mullins
Volunteer Trail Coordinators

Weekly Trails Report – June 24, 2018

1) East Plum Thicket – Manzanita Trail
• Two volunteer sessions were held on Saturday, June 23.
• During these sessions, the tread was completed on segments 5 and 6, and partially completed on segment 8. The boardwalk construction on segment 7 was started, and not completed.

• Construction is following the plan found here: https://ken-carylranch.org/wp-content/uploads/2011/08/EPT-Manz-Convert-Plan-v3-small.pdf

2) Vegetation Maintenance
• A volunteer cleared overgrown vegetation on the Domino Trail.

3) Outlook for the week ahead:
• Work on East Plum Thicket – Manzanita Trail will continue next weekend.

• Volunteers may continue on vegetation maintenance along trails in various high growth areas across the system.

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

Jeff Lyslo and Dan Mullins
Volunteer Trail Coordinators

Weekly Trails Report – June 17, 2018

1) East Plum Thicket – Manzanita Trail
• 3 volunteer sessions were held on Friday, Saturday and Sunday, June 15, 16, and 17.
• During these sessions, the boardwalk framing for segments 5 and 8 were prepared, delivered to site, and fully assembled. The boardwalks do not yet have decking installed, so they are not yet usable. Decking will be installed in a subsequent volunteer session.
• Construction is following the plan found here: https://ken-carylranch.org/wp-content/uploads/2011/08/EPT-Manz-Convert-Plan-v3-small.pdf

2) Outlook for the week ahead:
• Work on East Plum Thicket-Manzanita will continue next weekend.
• Volunteers may continue on vegetation maintenance along trails in various high growth areas across the system.

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

Jeff Lyslo and Dan Mullins
Volunteer Trail Coordinators

Weekly Trails Report – June 10, 2018

1) East Plum Thicket – Manzanita Trail
• 2 volunteer sessions were held on Saturday the 9th and Sunday the 10th. Volunteer turnout was limited due to very hot temperatures.
• During these sessions, about 1/2 the tread on segment 5 was completed and the other half has been grubbed in.
• All of the corridor on segment 5 has been cut and slash removed from site for disposal.
• VTCs have ordered materials for the boardwalk sections of the project, with material delivery scheduled for the middle of next week.
• Construction is following the plan found here: https://ken-carylranch.org/wp-content/uploads/2011/08/EPT-Manz-Convert-Plan-v3-small.pdf

2) Miscellaneous Projects:
• The wood-lined drain on the Massey Draw Trail, near the Lindenwood connector, was cleaned out by a volunteer.
• Vegetation maintenance by volunteers started this week, on the South Shaffer Trail.

2) Outlook for the week ahead:
• Work on East Plum Thicket-Manzanita, segment 5, will continue next weekend. The construction of the boardwalk on segment 5 will be the focus of next week’s work.
• Volunteers may continue on vegetation maintenance in various high-growth areas across the system.
• No other trail work is planned this week.

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

Jeff Lyslo and Dan Mullins
Volunteer Trail Coordinators

Weekly Trails Report – June 3, 2018

1) East Plum Thicket – Manzanita Trail
• 2 volunteer sessions were held on Wednesday the 30th and Sunday the 3rd.
• During these sessions, segment 2, segment 3 and segment 4 were completed. Work has started on segment 5.
• VTCs refreshed flagging on segments 5, 6 and 8 and took measurements for boardwalk materials
• Construction is following the plan found here: https://ken-carylranch.org/wp-content/uploads/2011/08/EPT-Manz-Convert-Plan-v3-small.pdf

2) Outlook for the week ahead:
• Work on East Plum Thicket-Manzanita may continue if crew leadership can be found. At this point, no leadership for volunteer sessions has been identified.
• Volunteers may start on vegetation maintenance in various high-growth areas across the system.
• No other trail work is planned this week.

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

Jeff Lyslo and Dan Mullins
Volunteer Trail Coordinators

Weekly Trails Report – May 27, 2018

1) East Plum Thicket – Manzanita Trail
• 3 volunteer sessions were held on Friday the 25th, Saturday the 26th and Sunday the 27th
• During these sessions, segment 11, segment 10, segment 9 and segment 1 were completed. Work has started on segment 2 and segment 3. There is about 20 more feet of tread armoring to complete segment 2. About 1/2 of segment 3 is completed as well.
• Construction is following the plan found here: https://ken-carylranch.org/wp-content/uploads/2011/08/EPT-Manz-Convert-Plan-v3-small.pdf

2) Outlook for the week ahead:
• Work on East Plum Thicket-Manzanita should continue next weekend. We are not sure if it will both days or one day at this point.
• No other trail work is planned this week.

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

Weekly Trails Report – May 20, 2018

1) East Plum Thicket – Manzanita Trail
• Volunteer Trail Coordinators completed flagging of segments 9, 10, 11, 12.
• On Sunday, May 20, Trail Club volunteers completed construction of segment 12 from North Ranch Road to Mountain Laurel, and completed the first 100 feet of segment 11 continuing south from Mountain Laurel.
• Construction is following the plan found here: https://ken-carylranch.org/wp-content/uploads/2011/08/EPT-Manz-Convert-Plan-v3-small.pdf

2) Outlook for the week ahead:
• Several volunteer sessions are scheduled to continue construction of the East Plum Thicket – Manzanita Trail for Friday, May 25; Saturday, May 26; and Sunday, May 27.

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

Weekly Trails Report – May 13, 2018

1) Past Week:
• Organization continued for East Plum Thicket – Manzanita (EPT-Manz) project.

2) Outlook for the week ahead:
• We are shooting to have an initial volunteer work session the weekend of May 19th, subject to getting Volunteer Crew Leaders to lead a work session.

Weekly Trails Report – May 7, 2018

1) Past Week:
• No work

2) Outlook for the week ahead:
• Volunteer Trail Coordinators are beginning to facilitate construction of the East Plum Thicket – Manzanita Trail. Construction is expected to begin in approximately 2 weeks.

Weekly Trails Report – April 29, 2018

1) Contractor Trail Maintenance:
• Singletrack Trails finished the contracted maintenance program. VTCs spent about 1 hour cleaning up a few minor issues to wrap up the project.

2) Willow Springs Connector:
• Volunteers mobilized tools on Thursday and Friday to help Willow Springs finish the Connector Trail on their side of the boundary.
• Ken-Caryl volunteers worked with Willow Springs Volunteers on both Saturday (4/28) and Sunday (4/29) on Connector Trail construction.
• The first phase of the project, making the connection to Hidden Valley Trail in Willow Springs, was completed.

2) Outlook for the week ahead:
• VTCs are coordinating with Willow Springs to finish the 2nd part to the Connector project (a short re-route north of Hidden Valley Trail on Willow Springs property). If Willow Springs volunteers are available, VTCs will organize Ken-Caryl volunteers to join them.
• No other trail projects are planned for the week ahead.

3) Other VTC / Trail Club activities for the week:
• The Trail Club cleaned trash along South Valley Parkway and Ken Caryl Ave. as part of the “adopt-a-road” program on Sunday 4/29.

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

Weekly Trails Report – April 22, 2018

1) Contractor Trail Maintenance:
Singletrack Trails finished the contracted maintenance program. They accomplished the following:
• Finished maintenance on the Columbine Trail
• Added rock steps on lower Massey Draw Trail, adjacent to the steep hill where the Lindenwood connection intersects. They also installed a choke a bit above the steep hill to reduce bicycle speeds coming into a low sightline section.
• A short re-route at the west end of the High Meadow Trail to address a commonly muddy and eroded section trail. This included adding armor across the lowest /muddiest section.
• Fixed multiple tread erosion problems on the South Shaffer Trail. This included armoring where appropriate to create a long-term solution to the erosion problem.
• Fixed two tread erosion problem locations on the Upper Cougar Trail. This included armoring where appropriate to create a long-term solution to the erosion problem.
• VTCs have inspected all work done and are very pleased with the quality of work.

2) Outlook for the week ahead:
• As Singletrack Trails has finished their maintenance program, they will be dropped from the report going ahead.
• Volunteers are being organized to help Willow Springs complete the Golden Spike Trail on the Willow Springs side of the trail.
• Volunteers will be working on this project on Saturday (4/28) and Sunday (4/29) this week and will continue for the next several weeks until completed.
• Volunteers will also be working on the “Adopt-a-Road” project on Sunday (4-29)

3) Other VTC activities for the week:
• Coordination with contractor on maintenance and monitoring maintenance budget. VTCs ensured that work did not exceed the budgeted number .
• Regular field visits with contractor to inspect work done.

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

Jeff Lyslo and Dan Mullins
Volunteer Trail Coordinators

Weekly Trails Report – April 15, 2018

1) Contractor Trail Maintenance:
• Singletrack Trails continued contracted maintenance program. They accomplished the following:
• Finished maintenance on the Lyons Trail
• Finished a short re-route on the north end of Columbine Trail to address erosion and tread sustainability issues.
• Completed general maintenance on about 75% of Columbine trail (moving from north to south). This work included creating and/or fixing drainage, removing critical edge and fixing erosion-damaged tread.

2) Outlook for the week ahead:
• Singletrack Trails will be continuing their maintenance program. The projects they will be working on include:
• Finishing maintenance on the Columbine Trail
• Adding rock steps on lower Massey Draw Trail, adjacent to the steep hill where the Lindenwood connection intersects. They will also install a choke a bit above the steep hill to reduce bicycle speeds.
• A short re-route at the west end of the High Meadow Trail to address a commonly muddy and eroded section trail
• Fixing tread erosion problems on the South Shaffer trail

3) Other VTC activities for the week:
• Coordination with contractor on maintenance and monitoring maintenance budget
• Regular field visits with contractor to inspect work done
• Flagging of micro-alignment on Docmann Gulch Loop Trail alignment
• Discussion and coordination with Trail Club on initial volunteer activities for the work season

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

Jeff Lyslo and Dan Mullins
Volunteer Trail Coordinators

Weekly Trails Report – April 8, 2018

1) Contractor Trail Maintenance:
• Singletrack Trails worked this past week on cleaning and improving drainage features on several trails: Lower Cougar, Massey Draw, Colorow, Stove Prairie, Lyons Trail.
• Installed a few more steps in Massey Draw canyon, between the 2 switchbacks.
• Installed additional rock armoring on Colorow Trail where the trail crosses a drainage.

2) Outlook for the week ahead:
• Singletrack Trails will be working on maintenance for the Columbine Trail, in the south hogback open space. Vehicles will be staged on the Cathy Johnson Trail. This maintenance also includes a short trail reroute at the north end of the trail to improve sustainability.
• Singletrack Trails will be adding rock steps on lower Massey Draw Trail, adjacent to the steep hill where the Lindenwood connection intersects. They will also install a choke a bit above the steep hill to reduce bicycle speeds.

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

Jeff Lyslo and Dan Mullins
Volunteer Trail Coordinators

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