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Weekly Trail Report

Weekly Trail Report

Weekly Trail Report – May 21, 2017

1) Cougar Trail
• Singletrack Trails, Inc (STI) continues work on Cougar trail. Two separate crews are working: one crew of 3 at the top of the trail, using two mini-excavators, and one crew of 3 at the bottom of the trail, using hand tools.
• The upper crew worked this week through Wednesday, May 17. Snow Thursday stopped work for the week. The crew built an additional 1250 ft of new trail. The total length of trail constructed at the top is about 4170 feet.
• The lower worked Monday through Wednesday this past week before being shut down for the week by snow and rain. The crew built and additional 535 ft of new trail. The total length of trail constructed at the bottom is about 2335 feet. The lower crew also addressed some flagged VTC concerns.
• As of May 21, project is about 54% complete, with approximately 6505 feet constructed, of 12150 total.
• Based on projected rate of progress and considering the past week’s weather delays, project is anticipated be completed around the second week of June 2017.

2) Lyons Trail and Kiln Trail maintenance project:
• Project goal is to reduce erosion and improve sustainability of trail.
• Volunteer work session was canceled on Tuesday, May 16 due to nearby lightning.
• No weekend sessions were held due to muddy conditions, so no progress was made on this project this week.
• VTCs are working to find a crew leader to lead a session next week – either a weekday session after work or a morning weekend session.

3) Outlook for the week ahead:
• Singletrack Trails will continue work on Cougar Trail.
• Volunteers will continue work on Lyons trail and Kiln Trail.
• VTCs will be making site visits to the Cougar project.

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

Weekly Trail Report – May 14, 2017

1) Cougar Trail
• Singletrack Trails, Inc (STI) continues work on Cougar trail. Two separate crews are working: one crew of 3 at the top of the trail, using two mini-excavators, and one crew of 3 at the bottom of the trail, using hand tools.
• The upper crew worked this week through Tuesday, May 9. Heavy rain on Wednesday and Thursday stopped work. The total length of trail constructed at the top is about 2920 feet.
• The lower worked Tuesday through Friday this past week and were not significantly impacted by rain. The total length of trail constructed at the bottom is about 1800 feet.
• As of May 14, project is about 39% complete, with approximately 4720 feet constructed, of 12150 total.
• Several project inspections were made by VTCs. Feedback was provided to STI crews.
• VTCs measured total trail length to be constructed by STI. Trail is somewhat longer than originally estimated.
• Based on projected rate of progress, project is anticipated be completed around the first week of June 2017.

2) Lyons Trail and Kiln Trail maintenance project:
• Project goal is to reduce erosion and improve sustainability of trail.
• Volunteer work session was canceled on Tuesday May 9 due to rain.
• Volunteer work session was held on Sunday May 14. Good progress made.
• Next volunteer work session is scheduled for Tuesday evening, May 16th, for a group younger Ken Caryl riders and their families.
• A volunteer work session will be held next weekend, Saturday or Sunday, May 20 or 21, to be determined.

3) Outlook for the week ahead:
• Singletrack Trails will continue work on Cougar Trail.
• Volunteers will continue work on Lyons trail and Kiln Trail.

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

Weekly Trail Report – May 7, 2017

1) Cougar Trail
• Singletrack Trails continues work on Cougar Trail. Two separate crews are working: one crew of 3 at the top of the trail, using two mini-excavators, and one crew of 3 at the bottom of the trail, using hand tools.
• The snow on April 29 delayed the return of the upper crew this week. The upper crew returned for work on Thursday, May 4. In 3 days, they had finished an additional 1,300 feet of trail. The total length of trail constructed at the top is about 2,100 feet.
• The crew at the bottom returned for work on Tuesday, May 2, and finished an additional 400 feet of trail. The total length of trail constructed at the bottom is about 1,030 feet.
• As of May 7, project is about 28% complete, with approximately 3,130 feet constructed.
• Project is expected be completed near the end of May.

2) Lyons Trail and Kiln Trail maintenance project:
• Project goal is to reduce erosion and improve sustainability of trail.
• No work was done this past week due to snow on April 29, and crew leader training on May 6.
• Next work session is scheduled for Tuesday evening, May 9, for a group of younger Ken-Caryl riders and their families, and possibly Sunday, May 14, 8 a.m. – 12 p.m.

3) East Plum Thicket – Manzanita social trail conversion project:
• Public Open House is scheduled for June 8 at Dakota Lodge, 6 p.m. – 8 p.m.

4) Crew Leader Training:
• Training for volunteer crew leaders will was held on May 6, taught by Singletrack Trails. The class taught the essentials of trail maintenance and construction.

5) Outlook for the week ahead:
• Singletrack Trails will continue work on Cougar Trail.
• Volunteers will continue work on Lyons Trail and Kiln Trail.

If there are questions or comments, please contact the Volunteer Trail Coordinators at trails@kcranch.org.

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