Goodman Creek Trail Maintenance
April 23, 2005
Three Obsidians —
— met 33 other trail enthusiasts for a cooperative trail maintenance
work day at Goodman Creek Trail in the Middle Fork Ranger District,
14 miles from Eugene.
The weather was overcast, cool and consistently rainy, but couldn’t
dampen the enthusiasm of this diverse work party.
Members of the Northwest Youth Corps, Americorp, REI, Backcountry
Horsemen, Disciples of Dirt and the Obsidians spent 4½ hours
cleaning out and restoring several drainage culverts, graveling the
trail and cutting back brush.
REI sponsored the work and provided materials, fruit, Cliff bars and water.
It was an impressive example of what a motivated, well directed group can
accomplish in relatively short time.
It was also an inspirational example of diverse trail users coming to work
together on supporting our local trail systems.