Trail Maintenance

Wednesday, May 31, 2017
Leader: Matthew Bell
Trl Mnt: 2 miles, 500 ft (Moderate)

Dev, Eugene Parks and Open Space staff, met us at the Solar Heights Drive staging area with a truck filled with rocks and gravel and a trailer filled with unmotorized wheelbarrows.

Fortunately there was a wheelbarrow for each of us. Fortunately the loads were not heavy. Fortunately the distance to the root wad hole was near by. Fortunately all of us kept our wheelbarrows under control going downhill. We first filled the hole with rocks and then dumped load after load of gravel over the rocks. We watched Dev and Jim complete the last task, running the compactor back and forth over the gravel. It was a rewarding and fun project. It took 2 1/2 hours. Lemonade and cookies hit the spot.

Jim Northrop was invaluable. He shoveled rocks/gravel into the wheelbarrows, carried heavier loads than the rest of us, and helped Dev lift the compactor into the wheelbarrow.

Members: Tom Rundle, Kathy Randall, Janet Jacobsen, Pat Soussan, Clara Emlen, Betty Grant.


We moved rocks and gravel to fill the root wad hole. Jim is using the compactor, the last task.—photo by Janet Jacobsen
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