Trail Maintenance

Saturday, January 28, 2017
Leader: Matthew Bell
Trl Mnt: 2 miles, 500 ft (Moderate)

Our group met up at the main Spencer Butte parking lot on a cold and calm morning. We had received permission from the City to work in some of the closed sections of the trails, namely the Tie and part of the Ridgeline trails. We broke into 3 groups to tackle the tasks for the morning. Clara and Laurie stayed at the trailhead to clean the stairs and kiosk. It was an amazing transformation.

Janet, Dave, Tom, Jim, Wally, and Azara hiked up the Main Trail clearing drainage ditches and checking 7 culverts before cleaning the stairs and summitting.

Brad, Dan, Denise, Steve, Serge, Susan, and I donned hardhats and hiked along the Tie and Ridgeline trails nearly to Fox Hollow before working our way back. We raked out drainage features along, raked debris from, and threw debris away from the trail. Dan, Denise, and Serge worked extremely hard to clear much of the drainage ditch just up the Tie Trail from the junction with the Ridgeline.

Even with all that has been and was accomplished there is still a lot of work the needs to be done to get the trails back into shape.

Members: Matthew Bell, Janet Jacobsen, Dave Predeek, Steve Adey, Clara Emlen, Brad Bennett, Laurie Funkhouser, Pat Soussan, Dan Gilmore, Susan Hutchinson Carey, Jim Northrop. Nonmembers: Denise Egri, Serge Faumont, Wally Cellunese, Azara Tilt.


Tamping down the mud in a culvert—photo by Pat Soussan
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