Sunday, July 27, 2008

Building Trail

The mystery is over. Here it is the Blue Berry Trail. The summer job. This is a brand new mountain biking trail located above ch. 7 in the woods. It hasn't been finished and is expected to open next summer. Our crew began construction on it May 20th, 2008. I have done trail work for several years and its definitely the most unique project I've ever worked on. A good portion of it is elevated structures, all made from trees at Alyeska. The boards were all milled at the end of last summer and the stringers are small spruce and hemlock from the surrounding forest.

In this picture Lawrence is assisting a load being pulled up to the trail from ch. 7. He came up with the idea of using a pulley attached to a large tree at the trail level, and one end of the cable is on the load, the other end attached to a ATV (in the background) that is pulling the load up.

Lisa is trimming up the edges of some of the elevated tred with a chain saw.

Looks fun, doesn't it?

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