This is about volunteer trailwork and the last thing I wanna do is discourage the good deeds that so many dedicate their time and efforts to. But I see drain work done short all the time especially in DuPont, where I think its Upstate Sorba that does the organizing. The latest example was on Laurel Ridge where all the drains have had the organics and silt removed below the berm but the berm still remains. This does nothing to alleviate the blown out drain and is all wasted effort on the volunteers part. The water/mud/silt will still be there the next rain. To properly clear a drain you must shave the dirt with your hoe or McCloud to the far (uphill) side of the drain and outslope the whole thing as the original trailbuilder did. If you see silt in the drain vs hard clay, you didn't go far enough. I am no longer a TCL for PAS but do my share with a small group of ranger sanctioned mtnbikkers in Pisgah. I am not bitching or inviting flack, I am merely saying it's a shame to see such wasted effort by well intending volunteers that will do nothing in regards to helping the trail drain. If you are a TCL please teach your people well so the work will be effective and lasting.