Trail Clearing Begins with Battle A62 East

May 2, the first day of the new maintenance season: weather was perfect, campground end of trail, not so much.

Equipment and materials were hauled in from A63 to the base of RBT hill, overcoming steep inclines, wet, boggy areas, and deadfall blocks. While 4 of the crew added another 30′ to the bog boardwalk, and shingled the bridge, the other 3 scouted through, chainsawing, clipping, and signing; a pretty little section of old trail running through a copse of trees was reinstated. The bogwalk could benefit by extending it another 50-75′.

by Sherry Kunkel

A Bridge Too Far….

Low’s Bridge on the Battle River section of the trail was about to fall into the river. After much discussion and examining the possibilities it was decided it was too far gone and we would dismantle it as hiking around it was in place. With the generous help of the landowner Kelly Bradford using his equipment and our volunteers including Brad Jordan who used his heavy duty truck and trailer to haul it away in three trips, we managed this daunting task over the past two Mondays. First there is our bridge in sad decline.

It is hooked up to the caterpillar. Then cut from it’s moorings.The deck comes off, however not in one piece. We have to fish for the rest.And tow it piece by piece.We loaded the trailer and truck.And took it away.