Trail Committee Completes Another Project

I want to thank everyone who came out to Trail Maintenance Day on Saturday, October 5, 2013.  We had great attendance, completed our projects earlier than anticipated and beat the rain.  Here’s an overview of our accomplishments:

1.  Built seven bog bridges on the Silver trail, which goes around Lake Eaton.  One near the trail head approaching the beaver dam and six more within the next half mile of trail.  The bridges will help aid in preventing further erosion of the trail in several very wet areas and will lead to a better hiking experience for everyone.

2. Cut branches and removed other objects from the entire Silver trail.  All blowdown and branches that were growing into the trail were removed, resulting in a safer and more fun hike around the lake.

I’d like to specifically thank those who volunteered their time to make our Trail Maintenance Day a success: Greg Karl, Laurie George, Kevin McDonough, Frank Krueger, Tim Fitzgerald, Jim Jacobs, Paul Longenderfer, Greg Barlow, Matt Dobbs, Alex Domingue, Mike Diehl

In addition, I’d like to thank both Kevin and Frank for monetary donations for additional materials, their time scoping the Silver trail for bridge placement and to Kevin for buying the wood at Ward lumber.  Ward was generous in giving us a discount on some of the materials. Finally, a thanks to Gregory Wright for donating his old deck wood, to Greg Karl who reached out to Gregory Wright to ask him for the donation and to Kevin and Frank who sorted and hauled away the donated wood.

Paul Longenderfer, Chairperson Trail Committee and AAPOA Board member.

One of seven new bridges on the Silver trail

One of seven new bridges on the Silver trail.

Volunteers hard at work during Trail Maintenance Day.

Volunteers hard at work during Trail Maintenance Day.