Well, it was a long time coming, but we finally put tools into the dirt on Stewart Mountain on what will become an up-route for cyclists and bi-directional trail for hikers.
This project started a couple of months ago when Eric, Arlen Bogaards (Washington Trails Association) and Reid Parker scouted and planned the route using some of the pre-existing trails by drastically taking the grade down on other sections. The goal is to have a 7% overall grade that makes it pleasant for riders to ascend on their bikes. The trail tread is being cut with a small mini-ex and then volunteers will do the finish work behind the machine. Trail days will be scheduled up there over the summer!