Crews Working the Trail Begins

Yesterday we had three groups working three different areas for an ambitious start for the season. We went in from the middle of Saunders Lake to the south end of Hwy 623 where the hike will begin on Saturday. Some stiles were fixed, a few logs chained and clipping a signing updated.

Others went from A38 RR235 climbing up to Stan’s bench with gorgeous valley views, chaining, weed eating, clipping, signing and fixing stiles through to A39 at Twp 484. At 484 another crew went in 2km and built a boardwalk over a muddy trickle of the Blackmud creek and cleared to the beginning of Coal Lake.

Well done people!

Trail Building Improvements

On a cold Wednesday morning the crew was glad to keep moving just to keep warm! We started with Miquelon Lake A84 at the end of Rabbit Run road working on the nearby boardwalk. We built another 8ft & 10 ft section and with the 4 sections from last time we spliced it all on to the existing 5 section boardwalk.  Along with the ramp at one end we now have 12 sections over that boggy wet area and we are done! 008011016

We then moved on to Kopp Lake A35 side to replace the first stile; 029

settled an argument between a tree and the cart full of wood for the bridge;  020

and replaced the first bridge with a wider longer one. 021

We then carried the old bridge to a wet area on the trail further on. Although there still is more wet areas along that first section, most can be walked around.

We ended the day at McDonald’s in Leduc with coffee and ice cream or  muffins.