Category: Trail Work

Trail Relocation

The trail is all done. I debrushed it last Saturday, it was a spur of the moment thing where I had a little time so I could not ask for help. The trail looks really nice and will be a big improvement to what we had.

Sunday Dave was out repairing waterbars on 4&7 on Howe’s and Gagnon’s properties. Bill and I were there checking the trail clearing down trees. We went all the way to the Highway Garage.  read more

Trail Work October 21, 2018

We will be working on the “Arthur Trail” on Sunday the 21st. We will be starting at 8:00 am on the Tin Shanty Road end. Any one that wants to park at the groomer shed and ride up meet at 7:30 am at the groomer shed. There will be transportation to go back up and get your vehicle if you park up on the Tin Shanty Road. Hope to see you there!

Rainy day trail work.

We had a work day today to debrush and clear trees on the two trails out of the Stone House. It only took 2 1/2 hours so that was not too bad in the rain. It is a little over 2 miles of trails. The dedicated workers were from left to right, Mike Stewart, Barry Alger, Mark Quesnel, and Adrian Sanford-Wilson, and myself. Thank you for you help! It looks like with our web guy Cliff Dutton I am able to post the photos again. The lower photos are from the work yesterday on the Girl Scout Camp relocation. Cliff did I do it right?  read more

Girl Scout Camp Trail Relocation

The Rutland City Forrest section is done now. Rick and Fred Hubbard and Dave Fucci did the excavation and Bill Lohsen and myself with Dave seeded and  put hay down on the trail. When the state part is done with Rick McKirryher we will go back and do the final debrushing and signing. The trail is a major improvement over what we had! I want to thank all that has made this possible. It has been a long process, but I guess we have to be patient. read more

Trail Work October 7, 2018

We will be meeting at the Stone House at 8 AM and will be debrushing the two trails out of the stone house. If any one has an ATV or UTV that would be handy to carry some gear. I have not got the engine in Dads Polaris Ranger yet so that is not useable at this time. hope to see you there!

Decking is Complete

We finished the project today. Dave, Doc,, Scott R., Bill and his grand son and myself was there to complete the project. Every thing went as planed. We did not have to touch the water bars that the State was so concerned about so that is a good thing.

I am going to try and attach photos but our SmugMug page is still not up and running for me to transfer photos but you can see them there. Our web guy is working on it to make it easier for me to show you these things. read more

Water bars on 407

Rick Mckirryher was hired to install water bars on our trail 407.When I left at noon on Monday he had installed 24 water bars  and he was not to the good road yet. He was making great progress though. John from the State said there were, I think, another 64 to go by the time the get to the Notch Road extension.  That trail will have a lot more up and downs until we get good snow, but as I said Rick was doing his best to round everything! read more

Ray’s Photos

I have had at least one comment that people cannot see the photos in the recent post,  Ray Duquette’s 2017 Bridge Photos. I just tried it and from my end I see them fine. If any one is having problems please contact me.

Attaching Bridge Timbers to I-Beams

Screws and washers attachment

I was wondering about how or if the bridge planks were attached to the I-beams and while browsing through another set of photos Roy has posted to SmugMug I found the answer in this photo. You have to zoom in a bit but you can see the screws and washers holding the planks down to the I-beams.

Click the photo to see it on our SmugMug site and while you are there you can check out the rest of the photos in this second gallery on the bridge building project. read more

Ray Duquette’s 2017 Bridge Photos

Ray along with working with us building this bridge took a lot of photos to show that these bridges do not just appear out of space. A lot of work preparing and designing and building these structures has to be done to make it work so the riders have a trail to ride on. The people who dedicated their time this last weekend were all 50 years old or older to Ray in his 70s and my Dad at 85,  we like what we do but if our younger members want trails to ride we need your help. read more