Trail Maintenance - 2009
Tompson Reservation / Bruce & Tom's Trail Maintenance Day #
Project # TRS20090503
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,
Kirk Goldsworthy, Frank Lane,
Joe DiZazzo, Ryan Dunn,
Dan Streeter, Tyson Schmitt,
Tom Lewis, Peter Slabysz,
Bruce Linehan, Alex Dardinski,