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Trail Race Is On Trail in Good Shape Thanks to Dedicated Volunteers

Posted 5/17/08

 

Photos from Tuesday, May 6th

 

Saturday, May 10th photos - John Grace organized a crew to work on the trail on May 10th, and I joined them.  I only was able to stay a couple hours, as I had another prior commitment to my family, but I did manage to put the hoe down long enough while I was on the hill to take a few photos.  Note that these pictures are all from the lower part of the trail, below the switchbacks.  The trail is relatively untouched above First Water.

 

John Grace examines one of the volunteer's new shovels

Volunteer workers gather in front of Lizzie's Trail Inn at 8am, that's long-time Trailblazer Charlie Bell in the blue shirt

No shortage of equipment, and the water came in handy too

Carol Canterbury got some new loppers

Pete McNulty arrives

Grace starts organizing the volunteers, designating assignments

Grace gives some last minute safety reminders

Workers moving slough off the trail

Grace stops to chat with workers

Without the zoom

Bell and another volunteer clearing another section of the trail

Ditto, without the zoom

Worker goes over the side to haul one of the barriers that had lost its anchor, uses rebar sticking up from the hillside to keep from going down the hill

It's hard enough to haul something that heavy without worrying about sliding down the hill

Just about this time it kicked in to my little brain - hey, maybe you should see if you can help instead of taking pictures...

 

Exactly how far is it to the ocean from here?

Some of the rocks tumbling down the hillside got caught up in the brush

Cool weather conditions helped

One of the narrower parts of the trail, probably about 18" - 20"

One of the wider parts of the trail

Let's put a little perspective on this...

Charlie Bell and friends work on the hillside.  As I stepped over the part of the trail they were working on, the heat from underground embers was really surprising, this was May 10th!

Leaving the trail, around 10:30

 

 

 

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