Mountain Junkies Trail Maintenance

This is where I will post our most recent trail work and summaries.
Commonly, if I am not on a training run I’ll run with a handsaw and “flicking stick” removing anything that shouldn’t be there and cutting back things growing into the trail.  

6/6/21
Ran at Douthat with the handsaw.  We cut out a few small trees and moved a few that were down blocking the trail.  Also reported 5 downed trees, needing a chainsaw, along our route.
https://www.strava.com/activities/5425095308
2 people for 4 work hours

6/4/21
Ran the Great North Mountain Loop and cut back some new growth in trail corridor, cut out a few downed small trees and removed a lot of debris.
https://www.strava.com/activities/5413893663
2 people for 6.5 hours

5/22/21
Ran the lower loop at the cove and cut back new growth, cleared debris and cut out a few small trees
2.75 work hours

5/21/21
Ran the Conquer the Cove 25k loop and cut back new growth, cleared debris and cut out a few small trees.
3.5 work hours

4/24/21
James and I ran the little used Wilson Mtn and Pine Ridge loop clearing it of debris and cutting out a few small downed trees.
https://www.strava.com/activities/5183779430
2 people for 6 hours

5/1/21
Falling Creek Park – we had a crazy wind storm prior to our 10k and Half Marathon.  I went out and prerode the course and cut out a few small trees before the race start.
1 hour

4/9/21
Broad Run Mountain
I put in 3.5 hours checking on the trail after the winter ice storms and winds.  I made it about 1.75 miles in before I came to a couple of hanging tree tops.  I removed these, a few more trees, removing debris, and cutting back growth in the trail corridor – https://www.strava.com/activities/4409648043
3.5 total work hours

3/5/21
Worked on the Montvale Park trails.  Leaves were blown, debris was cleared and a few trees were cut, clearing all of the trails in the park.
2 people for a total of 6 hours

2/26/21
Marked, removed a ton of debris from the ice storms, and cut out a couple trees on the Explore Your Limits 5/10k courses.
3 Total work hours

2/5/21
Marked, cut out a few trees, and removed a lot of debris on the Forever 5/10 Mile Course
2 people for a total of 4.5 hours

1/22/21
Worked on the Explore Your Limits 5/10k courses.  Leaves were blown for the trail sections and 8 trees were cut off the course.
2 people for a total of 9 hours

1/15/21
Did work on the Forever section of the Glenwood Horse Trail, between Day Creek Parking Area and Bobletts Gap Road.  Cut back new growth growing into the trail corridor and blew leaves along the entire 5 miles.
2 people for a total of 10.5 hours

1/11/21
Submitted paperwork to the USFS for an official Mountain Junkies Trail Club for the Glenwood Pedlar district.  This formation will allow us to record work officially with the USFS.

1/8/21
Chestnut Ridge Loop
Chainsaw cut one tree and used a handsaw to cut a few more trees out while marking the course for the Frozen Toe 10k.
3 Total work hours

292 total work hours for 2020

12/31/20
Chestnut Ridge Loop
I brushed back the trail heading from Welcome Valley Road to the Trailer Park.
4.5 Total work hours

12/11/20
Sawmill Branch
I met with the City Parks and Rec to finalize the work we did on the trail and get the work approved.  Sawmill Branch Trail is official as of today.  A few workdays and we have it open and in the best shape since I’ve started trail running in 2001.  This is a great trail to use an an access point to the AT and Tinker Mountain from Carvins Cove.  It should be used as another option to avoid the crowded trailhead parking lots for both Tinker Cliffs and if you are looking for more miles, McAfees.
1.5 Total work hours

11/29/20
Broad Run Mountain
This is an ongoing project on a trail that been taken back by nature.  I put in 5 hours of removing debris, downed trees and cutting back growth in the trail corridor – https://www.strava.com/activities/4409648043
5 total work hours

11/22/20
North Mountain Makeover:
Well the numbers are tallied and it was a BIG day for North Mountain.
Out of the mountain’s 20.25 miles, all but 2 miles of ridge and one downed tree were cleared and cut back and 2 trails were leaf blown.
36 workers put in a collective 144 work hours.

11/13/20
Day Creek work on the Glenwood Horse Trail
Clipping back and chainsaw work on 3 trees
2 people for a total of 4 hours

11/6/20
Sawmill Branch
Clipping back, chainsaw 3 trees and leaf blowing.
Also cut out a tree on Enchanted Forest and Songbird
2 people for a total of 10 work hours

10/24/20
Blew leaves off of the Into the Darkness Course at Explore Park
1 work  hour

10/23/20
Blew leaves and cut trees off of the Into the Darkness Course at Explore Park
2 people for a total of 4 work hours

10/3/20
Blew leaves off of the Into the Darkness Course and cut trees off the trail at Explore Park
3.5 work hours

8/23/20
Ran Day Creek to Bobblets Gap Road clearing growth into the trail corridor and cutting out downed trees
2 people for a total of 10 work hours

8/9/20
Price Mountain Trail and Kelly Trail work day.  Cut out some downed trees and growth into the trail corridor.
2 people for a total o f 8 work hours

8/7/20
Price Mountain Trail and Kelly Trail.  Cleared the trail by hand.
5 work hours

7/17/20
Broad Run Loop clearing debris
4 work hours

6/12/20
Got some intel that the trails at Explore Park had been neglected.  Went to cut out downed trees and new growth growing into the trail corridor.
2 people for a total of 5 work hours

6/6/20
Price Mountain and Kelly Trail work day.  Cut out downed trees and new growth.
8 work hours

5/30/20
Price Mountain and Kelly Trail work
4.5 hours of clearing debris

5/24/20
Cleared the lower loop at Hoop Hole
2 work hours

5/2/20
Chainsaw and leaf blower work on Broad Run Trail
2 people for a total of 14 work hours

5/1/20
Ran the Broad Run loop assessing things and clearing the trail by hand
2 people for a total of 6.5 work hours

4/19/20
Chainsaw work and general clearing on Broad Run Trail
2 people for a total of 11 work hours

4/11/20
General clearing on Broad Run Trail
2 people for a total of 17 work hours

4/5/20
General clearing on Broad Run Trail
4.5 work hours

3/7/20
Blew leaves at Montvale Park
4 work hours

2/21/20
Explore Your Limits leaf blowing
4 work  hours

2/9/20
Sawmill Branch Leaf Blowing and brushing back
4 people for a total of 10 work hours

2/8/20
Explore Your Limits leaf blowing
3 work hours

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