Sunday, May 30, 2010

New Walkway on Happy Jack


The South concrete cylinders crossing on Happy Jack has been suffering from "wash outs" for the last several years. Each time the repair last until the next big rain, but we lose a few cylinders each time. Today (5/30/2010) several of the "faithful" created a more permanent fix...an elevated walkway! What a fantastic addition to the trail system.
Also, over the last week at least a dozen different individuals have been "Earning their Dirt" by trimming and mowing various sections of the trail system. If you enjoy the Smithville Lake singletrack trails and would like to lend a hand in maintaining them, which is ALL done by volunteers, drop us an email.
Thanks to everyone for all your recent efforts!

2 comments:

twocoach said...

I live in Omaha and visit family in North KC frequently. The Smithville Lake trail is 20 minutes from my sister's house. I took my brother-in-law for his first mountain ride ever on your trail over Memorial Day weekend while your crews were working on this bridge.

What a great group of volunteers you have. The trail is in great shape and has been well maintained. Thanks for all the hard work. I will be hitting this trail every time I come to town!!!

Neale said...

twocoach,
Thanks for the encouraging words! We have a fantastic volunteer base that are passionate about trails and MTBing. To get current trail conditions and find out about local group rides, check out http://forums.earthriders.com
Neale