Through the generosity of a local resident and an area business, Aaron and I were able to start our
trail head beautification project. Ron who lives in the area told me we could have all the boulders on
his property if we wanted them 20+ he!! ya we do
! The only problem was getting them to the trail
head, the DPW would not go onto his property for legal reasons. This is where Jim Ratza from Utica
Rent All comes in. Jim was kind enough to donate one of his Bobcat skid steer for the day and deliver
it for us. These run $425 pr. day delivered. The boulders Ron donated would have cost us $1000.00
easy. Our hats off and many thanks to these two gentlemen for their support and generosity
We started bright and early Monday morning. Aaron doing the grunt work and me in the Bobcat
not my fault he doesn't know how to operate a skid steer. Phase 1 is done, on to phase 2 park benches
we plan on having these in within a week or two. Then phase 3 is plants and shrubs. here are a few pictures.
You can see by the smile on my face im having no fun at all. Nothing brings out the kid in ya like operating
Here is the finished boulder landscaping.
The laborer for the day. I worked him like a Georgia mule for 5 hrs. Thanks Aaron, couldn't have done it
with out ya. Notice the boulders in the back ground. It's not a feature, but im pretty sure you can ride a MTB
over it. Im just guessing.
Here are the boulders lining the side of the trail, that are not a feature