The intro video to this years Shoot the Trail Video Contest, a must watch.
We’ll see what Mother Nature throws at us this go-round and plan to finish the two reroutes on Keystone this Sunday.
We’ll meet at Lake Padden Softball fields at 8:45 and head up the hill around 9 AM. As is the norm this time of year, please dress for inclement weather and consider bringing extra work gloves just in case we get thrown another curve ball.
Again, if you have a grub tool like a rogue hoe or Pulaski, please bring it. A tool order has been placed, but we won’t have the new stuff in by this weekend.
Happy Holidays to everyone!
Below is information from the DNR. In short, there is logging activity on Blanchard right now. Below is the schedule and map: acorn timber sale map.
Sorry this is at the last minute but have had issues with division regarding press release getting done. It should have been out last week. Here is what I have for the next couple weeks regarding the timber harvest on Blanchard Mountain.
12/4/13 – Purchaser has completed clearing of the rock pit and is preparing to blast. Week starting 12/9/13, the purchaser will blast the pit about 12/10/13. The rock pit is generally located outside of recreation use areas and should not pose a threat to recreationists, though you may hear the blasting. The purchaser will take precautions to ensure the blast area is clear and safe before proceeding with blasting activities. Blasting will be followed by processing the rock to specification. Once the rock is processed, it will be hauled to the road construction site(s) which will be on the road to the Samish overlook
About 12/5/13, the purchaser will begin felling timber within roadway corridor, initiating equipment mobilization, and begin road construction in Unit 2. See map for details.
You can expect increased heavy truck traffic on the forest roads during these activities. You may also experience temporary trail closures. Please help us ensure safety and comply with all control signs you may encounter and drive cautiously.
Recreation Maintenance Steward
Washington State Department of Natural Resources
919 N Township ST
Sedro-Woolley, WA 98284
We had another great group of twenty eight hardcore folks out this past Saturday working on theKeystone reroutes! Mother nature brought drizzle all morning and then theweather started to get nastier around lunchtime. As most of you know, working in a clearcut offers no shield from the weather, but our crew stillgot a ton of great singletrack built and we’ll be utilizing that section of the hill much better.
At this point, we’re approximately 70% done with the reroute in the clearcut
and 80% done with the section after the ravine. Expect to hear about more
frequent and smaller build days in the coming weeks in that zone.
”Thank you” to the folks that made it out today and braved the weather. It was pretty nasty up there! Cold wind and sideways rain forced about 30 of us out of a clearcut and down into the woods. We still got a bunch of quality work done on a new section of Keystone that’ll add a bit of trail. Our next trail day is November 30th and we’ll likely finish those projects then.
Ryan Hasert from the Double Take Campaign is conducting a survey about trash pickup at our local recreation areas. This is an important topic as keeping our local recreation areas clean is a huge part of our collective responsibility to maintain awesome relationships with our land managers. Please take a moment to fill out the quick 7 question survey.
The weather has begun to drastically change so that means it is trail building time. Eric has just finalized the build days for the upcoming season so mark them on your calendar and get out and move some dirt with us.
- October 26th – Upper Evo / Wonderland
- November 17th – Trail Academy Day
- November 30 - Upper Ridge connector
- December 15 - Larrabee
- January 18 - Galbraith
- February 16 - Larrabee
- March 15 - Galbraith
- April 13 - Larrabee
- May 17 - Larrabee
- June 7 - National Trail day – Blanchard
Thank you to all who submitted to the video and photography contest, It was a quality show!
Video Contest Winners:
1st Place Video: Chris Grundberg
2nd Place Video: Reilly Kintzele and Victor Smith
3rd Place Video: Jennica Lowell
Photography Contest Winners
1st Place: Freya Fennwood http://fennwoodphotography.com/
2nd Place: Javier Vega http://javivega.com/
3rd Place: Kevin Menard
If you are having trouble submitting photos or video links, please resubmit your entries to: firstname.lastname@example.org
Tickets available at the door starting at 5:30pm
Tickets available at: Kulshan Cycles, Fanatik Bike Shop, Fairhaven Bike and Ski, Earls Bike Shop and Jack’s Bicycle Center
$15 general admission, includes pint glass
Kids 11 and under FREE! No pint glass, though…
Huge Prize Raffle, Great Prizes for the contest winners, Beer, Wine, Refreshements