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Come on out to Duthie Thurs pm and help us get that boardwalk in:
http://evergreenmtb.org/recreation/calendar.php?event_id=7772
Bring a hammer, battery operated drill/saw and or just a little muscle.

2 other Duthie WPs going on next week, too:
Wed: http://evergreenmtb.org/recreation/calendar.php?event_id=7751
Fri: http://evergreenmtb.org/recreation/calendar.php?event_id=7754

Quick update...

By the end of next week, the 1-1/4 mile Bootcamp trail will be rideable. We'll stop working on it for a while, but it won't be complete... we'll need some rain so we can pack things down. We still need to add some rolling grade dips for drainage, fix up some outslope/backslope and... ADD OPTIONAL FEATURES. (We're looking for volunteers to build some features, btw. :)

That SE quadrant (bootcamp trail) was by far the most difficult area to work in! The most flat and most deciduous part of the woods translates to deep organic and difficult drainage. The NE quadrant is already progressing 4X as fast. Steeper slopes, more evergreen and better soil (like TokulE) means much easier trail building.
 

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You guys should do more Sun/Mon traildays! I work in the afternoon Tues-Fri and all day Sat. I haven't been out to one yet but I know I'll be riding Duthie a lot when it is finished so I know I should put some work in. Now that I'm done with finals I'd like to put some time in! I checked the calender and signed up for a Sunday at the end of them month, but I just wish there were more workdays I could actually attend!
 

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Seems like someone is always out there working on something. Odds are anyone could just show up anytime during daylight hours and find something to do. Just listen for the clink of tools against rock in the woods and foolow the noise. If not, a quick walk around will generate enough stoke to get back out there and start digging.
 

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That's pretty much true... I've shown up there a few times with my own tools just to do some benching and found other people there doing the same. To daway: if you're stoked on helping, don't mind (possibly) being solo, and have a bit of trail building experience - just show up with a shovel and a pickax (or hoe) and do some benching on the bootcamp trail.
 

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Daway -- we'll try to throw some more Mon/Sun WPs on the cal.

BP -- benching the bootcamp trail is pretty much done now. We've been going nutz the last few days. There's still some clean-up and drainage work to do, but it's rideable all the way around, so we can leave that until later. (at least until we get some rain). Time to continue the NE quadrant XC trail that starts behind the trailer... it's going to be soooo much easier to build than bootcamp.

Borneo -- and we can get started on that SW XC trail too! ;)

Everybody -- ride the bootcamp trail some day and if you see an opportunity for an awesome optional feature you'd like to build... just run it by Josh or me and you can come out and build it at your leisure.
 

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mwestra2 said:
BP -- benching the bootcamp trail is pretty much done now. We've been going nutz the last few days.
Impressive; I was there on Wednesday with John N. working bootcamp and there was a good deal to clean up. You guys are animals, I tell you!

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Time to continue the NE quadrant XC trail that starts behind the trailer... it's going to be soooo much easier to build than bootcamp.
See you out there next week then.

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Everybody -- ride the bootcamp trail some day and if you see an opportunity for an awesome optional feature you'd like to build... just run it by Josh or me and you can come out and build it at your leisure.
Mmmmm....
 

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quote: Borneo -- and we can get started on that SW XC trail too! ;)

Soon. Just have a couple days some place else to undo some horsey damage and get to some late spring cleaning.

Overnighter work parties soon!
 

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Parts of the Boot Camp trail aren't done yet and there's soft spots. Not going to be a good ride until it rains. Our there again yesterday and made some progress. I know it's siummer but we still need more help.
 

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The last part of the Boot Camp trail is "benched" but needs finish work. You can ride the whole Boot Camp trail now that Justin made an exit from the long log ride. There is also an option to go over a ramp instead of riding the log. This area leading away from the log ride needs work as it is only brushed and not benched. Was out there early Saturday touching up the Boot Camp where the final logs had been cut out in the SE corner(thanks Mike?), and working on the end of the Boot Camp swoopy section. Sunday morning I was still working on the end of the Swoopy Boot Camp section when Justin and Gibran showed up. Today I rode the Boot Camp to see what Justin had done at the log ride area, and did some more touch up on the swoopy end to the Boot Camp.

Need some more Evergreen peeps to lend a helping hand every now and then. It was amazing how much trail was cut and benched in 3 hours during the Sunday IMBA event.

Some rain will be nice to help pack down the soil and to evaluate my new trail building skills learned from Josh K. and IMBA. Then I can learn from my errors and go fix um. Fun stuff. My wife tells me I'm getting some new muscles too:)

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Dave_schuldt said:
Parts of the Boot Camp trail aren't done yet and there's soft spots. Not going to be a good ride until it rains. Our there again yesterday and made some progress. I know it's siummer but we still need more help.
We rode it Sunday after me and Gibran were out there doing work for a few hours. True, it's not done, but it's IS good to ride, really good. A few loose spots, a few roots that take technical pedaling, but it's fun and will only get better as we finish it up.

This is designed to be the easiest trail in the park, so roots and the such will be made so they're fun to ride for newer or mellower mountain bikers. The other xc trails will be more technical.

Lots of work still to do on it such as enhancing grade dips, killing any potential puddles, finishing the tread in places, building berms, filling in wonky spots and cutting a proper backslope. It's going to be a thing of beauty when it is 100% complete.

This is actually a hard little spot to build trail. It's fairly flat in spots and that makes proper drainage and trail tread construction slow and tricky. Like Mike said, the other trails in the park should go a fair bit quicker due to better slope.

Even though this is an intermediate trail, it's flowy and will have several advanced options to play on, such as the big logride I'm building. Mmmmmm, logs.
 
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