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Weekly Trails Report

Weekly Trails Report

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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