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North Shore Trail Work Day, 4-16-05- Lowell, OR

Disciples of Dirt will be hosting and organizing a trail work day for the North
Shore trail
that starts at the Lowell Dam, 15 minutes East of Eugene. It will be this coming Saturday, 4-16-05, from
10:00 until
approximately 2:00. We plan to ride afterwards so bring your bike if ya
wanna join in.
Meet at the dam at 10:00; reply here if you need directions. We have
made official
arrangements with the Army Corps who care for the trail, and will be submitting
our total
volunteer hours to them. Work will primarily consist of brushing blackberries,
scotchbroom, and a bit of poison oak. We will also try and do some treadwork
depending
on how many people show, and availability of tools. We will try and provide some Clif bars for snacks, but be prepared with
your own
food, water, and work clothes. I really am looking forward to getting some work
done on
this trail as I think it's a great ride (technical rolling terrain) and is
closest in proximity to
Eugene than any other trail longer than a mile or two. Makes for a great
weeknight ride.
 

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JUST BUMPING THIS THREAD BACK TO THE TOP IN HOPES THAT PEOPLE WILL BE ABLE TO COME HELP WITH THE TRAILWORK

Sasquatch said:
Disciples of Dirt will be hosting and organizing a trail work day for the North
Shore trail
that starts at the Lowell Dam, 15 minutes East of Eugene. It will be this coming Saturday, 4-16-05, from
10:00 until
approximately 2:00. We plan to ride afterwards so bring your bike if ya
wanna join in.
Meet at the dam at 10:00; reply here if you need directions. We have
made official
arrangements with the Army Corps who care for the trail, and will be submitting
our total
volunteer hours to them. Work will primarily consist of brushing blackberries,
scotchbroom, and a bit of poison oak. We will also try and do some treadwork
depending
on how many people show, and availability of tools. We will try and provide some Clif bars for snacks, but be prepared with
your own
food, water, and work clothes. I really am looking forward to getting some work
done on
this trail as I think it's a great ride (technical rolling terrain) and is
closest in proximity to
Eugene than any other trail longer than a mile or two. Makes for a great
weeknight ride.
 

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Sasquatch said:
Disciples of Dirt will be hosting and organizing a trail work day for the North
Shore trail
that starts at the Lowell Dam, 15 minutes East of Eugene. It will be this coming Saturday, 4-16-05, from
10:00 until
approximately 2:00. We plan to ride afterwards so bring your bike if ya
wanna join in.
Meet at the dam at 10:00; reply here if you need directions. We have
made official
arrangements with the Army Corps who care for the trail, and will be submitting
our total
volunteer hours to them. Work will primarily consist of brushing blackberries,
scotchbroom, and a bit of poison oak. We will also try and do some treadwork
depending
on how many people show, and availability of tools. We will try and provide some Clif bars for snacks, but be prepared with
your own
food, water, and work clothes. I really am looking forward to getting some work
done on
this trail as I think it's a great ride (technical rolling terrain) and is
closest in proximity to
Eugene than any other trail longer than a mile or two. Makes for a greatweeknight ride.
Well, due to the poor weather and short notice, we had a pretty small turnout for trailwork. Only 3 folks, but they worked hard thru the rain, and helped clear about 3 miles of trails. Lotsa blackberries, poison Oak and scotch broom were cut back, and some minor tread work was performed where needed. We also repaired a big sinkhole in the trail, filling it in and reinforcing it with small logs. It should hold for a couple of years at least.

After the trailwork, we rode for bout an hour, enjoying some of the freshly cleared trails, and spinning along some gravel roads as well.

Hopefully we can plan another trailwork session for the North Shore trail in the near future, and target some of the other problem areas. We also have the North Shore Tie trail waiting for us, and that could use plenty of work.
Peggy Marcus, from the Army Corps of Engineers is excited to have the Disciples of Dirt involved in maintaining their trails, and looks forward to developing a closer relationship with us as she plans some future trail sections. Our input should help make sure these trails are sustainable and lotsa fun to ride also. Peggy will be planning a big trailwork day this summer to tear out a rotten bridge, and improve a ford thru the creek to allow access for bikes and horses until funds for a new bridge can be found. This bridge is east of the campground, along a pretty rough but beautiful section of trail that gets little use.

Thanks again to Lou and J. Boone for showing up and working so heard. It was cold and wet, but yall kept working hard until the very end, and then kicked some butt on the bikes as well.

See everyone next weekend at the Goodman Creeek Trailwork day on Saturday, April 23rd. Let's try and get lotsa volunteers to this event to show the Forest Service and REI that the DOD is still the #1 trail crew in the Willamette Forest.
See ya, Matt
 
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