May 27, 2009
It was a gorgeous evening to meet up with enthusiastic people to
help build two fence sections on the steep Spencer Butte Trail.
Everyone got to help carry the fence posts up to the first eroded cut.
We used the powered wheel barrows to carry the gravel. With some
digging, shoveling, and pounding, the fences soon defined the “real”
trail. The next step was to haul old branches and logs to cover the
eroded area. At 8:00 p.m. we started down the trail with high hopes
that our work would stand the test of the hikers who storm the butte.
First timer, David Lawrence, a U of O student, said it was lots of fun
to be outdoors working on such a worthwhile project. Other volunteers
were Matt Bell, Peter Green and his wife Monica, Janet Jacobsen, Katie
O’Neal along with city staff members, Jason Morrow and Christer
Labrecque. The next Trail Maintenance will probably be the last
Wednesday in June from 5:30-8:00.