It’s been a busy month for our inaugural trail crew. After two weeks of maintenance work on Red Mountain, we headed to Sumas.
Multiple Trailforks reports of Squid Line detailed the many puddles and drainage issues on the trail so we set out to restore the trail to its original glory. We lost track of all the puddles we cleared and the drains reopened but collectively we spent over 300 hours of work over three weeks digging out mud, clearing drains, and putting in a few minor reroutes. With the forecast for the next week including more sunshine, conditions should be now be mint.
July brings us back to Bear Mountain, where we started off working on Pioneer Connector. Again, the focus was on water management, clearing ditches, adding drains, and repairing the trail surface. Pioneer Connector will be closed along with Bearea 51, Corral Loop, Cranks, Wambo Jambo, and Moon Rock for the rest of July as the District of Mission is conducting helicopter logging operations in the area.
Look for the crew to be working on Merv’s, Super Bear, and elsewhere over the next few weeks.