Spencer Butte Trail Maintenance

Wednesday, August 28, 2013
Leader: Matthew Bell
Trl Mnt: 2 miles, 500 ft (Moderate)

Our group met up at the main parking lot and got tools to get ready to improve the Main Trail and the upper section of the Tie Trail. We hiked up the main trail checking culverts and clearing drainage ditches and we did the same at the top of the Tie Trail. We'd packed in a couple of machetes to help us cut back the clump of blackberries near the top of the Tie Trail. In addition to hacking back blackberries we cut back over growing plants from along the sides of the trails. We also began picking up garbage along the way, a task we continued doing all the way to the summit eventually collecting a half garbage can full. In the newer section of switchbacks we added a lot of branches to re-block one of the switchbacks that people continue to cut and remove the branches we add. Hopefully, what we added will take a while to be removed.

Members: Bell, Matthew, Chord, Roberta, Estes, Autumn, Larsen, Todd, Soussan, Pat, Gilmore, Dan, Jacobsen, Janet, Whitfield, Jim, Funkhouser, Laurie, Dunlap, Larry. Nonmembers: Whang, Roy.

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