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Trail Maintenance - 2009


Tompson Reservation / Bruce & Tom's Trail Maintenance Day # 1

Project # TRS20090503

Date: 05.03.2009


On Sunday May 03 the first 2009 Tompson Reservation trail project was completed. It was a perfect day for trail work and we had a great turn-out of volunteers to help complete this project. Our goal was to refurbish a downhill section of the Yellow Loop Trail making it more sustainable and fun for all! We are glad to say 100% of this project was completed. We even had time to address a few other small trail matters close to this work site.


The beginning of the Yellow Loop Trail runs down the side of a hill crossing the fire road which leads towards Bray Street. Over the years this section of trail has grown wider due to increasing usage and drainage issues.


We focused on repairing a 150-foot segment by cutting in drainage, narrowing some sections and bench-cutting a portion of the trail thread. We also installed two rock features making this downhill slice even more fun. The climb up from the fire road is much more sustainable with less wheel slip. We are sure the mountain bike community as well other recreational user groups will enjoy and appreciate this re-conditioned trail section.


This was is a good size trail project and a combined effort between Essex County Greenbelt, Dieselbikes, Sinister Bikes and North Shore NEMBA. I want to extend my personal thanks to each individual (listed below) that helped complete this project. The amount of work completed by the volunteers was backbreaking. I look forward to see everyone again in future trail builds and or maintenance projects.


Scott Merloni, Paul Wallace, Steve Charrette, Kirk Goldsworthy, Frank Lane, Joe DiZazzo, Ryan Dunn, Dan Streeter, Tyson Schmitt, Tom Lewis, Peter Slabysz, Bruce Linehan, Alex Dardinski, Frank DiBenedetto



Trail work crew


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