Trail Maintenance - 2009
Tompson Reservation / Bruce & Tom's
Trail Maintenance Day # 2
Project # TRS20090607
On Sunday June 07 the second 2009
Tompson Reservation trail project was completed. It was a perfect day for
trail work and we had a good turn-out of volunteers to help complete this
project. Our goal was to refurbish a section of trail locater near the old
barn drop and move it to more sustainable ground making it fun for all. We
are happy to say that 100% of this trail project was completed.
A section of the yellow trail that
passes through the ramp-o-rama playground area works its way down a hillside
toward the old (now gone) barn drop. As the original trail passes near the
barn drop running through a low-lying area that became flooded with sections
staying wet most of the season.
We focused on closing the low-lying
section of trail and cut a new more sustainable line that runs on higher
ground. This new trail connector begins at the base of the old barn drop and
connects to the end of the new trail cut last October 2008 (trail day link).
The new trail contains a small skinny bridge to cross a stream, multiple
rock rollers and plenty of other technical features that any level of riders
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.