The North Trail was opened this past Sunday at the Alafia State Park in Florida.
Here's how that new trail happened....
Thanks to all the volunteers that helped today in support of the
opening of our newest trail. And a really BIG thanks to all those who
volunteered during our trail building days. Over the past several
months, club members devoted over 2000 hours of time to this trail. Our
biggest contributors were Art and Julianne, with about 300 hours
between them. What is particularly gratifying is that Craig Liney, the
park's head ranger, volunteered something over 40 hours. I seriously
doubt there are any other parks in this state that has the boss turn in
40 hours of off-the-clock time building trails. Ya gotta love this guy.
Big hours were also turned in by: (in no order) Ken Orlando, Wes
Eubank, Kevan Sheridan, Dave Whyte, Matthew & Merrick Endres, Tim
Gustafson, Dave Davenport and Jon Case. Another 60 volunteers showed up
on one or two workdays, and 10 more showed up for 3 workdays. In total,
about 80 people worked on this trail. A grand effort for a grand trail.
We built two miles of trail in 7 scheduled workdays. That is amazing.
Ride it. Enjoy it. And remember, we will be adding more trail soon as
Art has a vacation.
We would like to see some new faces at our workdays. Trail building is
the most gratifying work I have ever done. I believe you would enjoy it
Thanks SWAMP CLUB!