Stony Creek Clean up trailday - April 16th

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Re: Stony Creek Clean up trailday - April 16th

Postby utabintarbo » April 16th, 2011, 10:43 am

Xdmxer wrote:Just making sure, but if I have no tools could I still be useful? Also do you guys work on the skills park or is that a seperate thing?


I'll jump in here and say that we have extra tools in the trailer, so yes, you will be "used. And also, the skills park will likely be a separate thing.
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Re: Stony Creek Clean up trailday - April 16th

Postby PK » April 16th, 2011, 1:17 pm

The simple clean-up will be to walk the trail and clear debris, trim branches, etc..
One of the more important tasks will be to cover-up the concrete armoring on the Snakes up near the top.
The second big task will be to "fix" the eroded final climb to the summit of Mt Shelden.

The trailer has plenty of tools to be used by all eager volunteers.

Bring gloves and lots of water..Many will use their camelbak...

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Re: Stony Creek Clean up trailday - April 16th

Postby jalopy jockey » April 16th, 2011, 8:46 pm

utabintarbo wrote:
Xdmxer wrote:Just making sure, but if I have no tools could I still be useful? Also do you guys work on the skills park or is that a seperate thing?


I'll jump in here and say that we have extra tools in the trailer, so yes, you will be "used. And also, the skills park will likely be a separate thing.


Some of the same peeps though.
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Re: Stony Creek Clean up trailday - April 16th

Postby PK » April 17th, 2011, 1:16 pm

Thank you to the dozen or so volunteers who were able to show-up today.
Mike lead a small clean-up crew through the Pines, and the rest of us worked on the erosion leading up to the summit of Mt Shelden. The trail tread has been restored and re-defined. it looks nice now.

We were hoping to create a new trail that would have circled all the way around the summit of Mt Shelden while not actually going directly to the "parking lot" on top but the terrain would not support a trail there.

A bit of trail screening was also added to help disguise an area where the trail doubles-back and passes a few feet from itself.

Enjoy,
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Re: Stony Creek Clean up trailday - April 16th

Postby jalopy jockey » April 17th, 2011, 4:44 pm

I can't wait to try out that new rockgarden. Some big hits to get into the good line but i's not like I'll have any momenmtum to loose
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Re: Stony Creek Clean up trailday - April 16th

Postby mtb_frk » April 17th, 2011, 7:36 pm

Or ride it at night going down the trail instead up. ;)
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Re: Stony Creek Clean up trailday - April 16th

Postby Xdmxer » April 18th, 2011, 4:49 am

Is that new rock garden in the pines after a bridge/boardwalk thing by chance?
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Re: Stony Creek Clean up trailday - April 16th

Postby jalopy jockey » April 18th, 2011, 9:16 am

Xdmxer wrote:Is that new rock garden in the pines after a bridge/boardwalk thing by chance?


Nope. Top o' mount Sheldon. Where the big washout was we fixed it. It's not really meant to be ridden there is a good clean dirt line to the outside of teh turn but if you cut it inside you could bounce along for a good 30 feet. Some big ones too.
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Re: Stony Creek Clean up trailday - April 16th

Postby wingzz » April 18th, 2011, 9:36 am

Xdmxer wrote:Is that new rock garden in the pines after a bridge/boardwalk thing by chance?


we filled in a hole after the boardwalk with some rock making a small rock garden there but I also reloaded the original rock garden as it has become a path through the rocks so now it is back to being a rock garden

As Pete said, thanks to all that braved the nice weather and came out to help maintain one of the most used trails in SE Michigan
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Re: Stony Creek Clean up trailday - April 16th

Postby i69whitey » April 18th, 2011, 11:50 am

'nice weather'?

Jude let me know that we had "all the weathers' there
sun, rain, snow, clouds, wind,... ...all 4 seasons in one afternoon
but always good to give some love back to my home trail
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