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.

Boardwalk Building at Wanison

Well, yes building was the intention, over 3 boggy areas of the Wanison Lake trail going to Blackfoot Recreation Area. First of course we needed to cart in more building materials. First we had issues with our brush cutter that pulls the heaviest cart with a cable breaking. It took awhile to get a fix that would hold. On our second trip we were determined to get everything left to the second bog and well …….what happened here?A cart that is meant to carry a moose, could not meet our demands!

So we will be back to build another day!