Thornhill Community Consultation – Part 2November 24, 2021
Giving Tuesday: together we helpNovember 28, 2021
It’s been a challenging couple of weeks for our Fraser Valley community and other areas of BC damaged by the recent floods and storms. Our hearts go out to all affected.
While many of the trails and networks that we care for held up well or only experienced minor damage from the storms, some areas were hit harder. For the most up-to-date trail conditions, the best source is Trailforks. We are also working hard to ensure our website, Facebook, and Instagram are updated as soon as possible too. If you are out on the trails, and see an issue, please let us know by posting a trail report on Trailforks. Not sure how to make a trail report? Check out this helpful tutorial from Trailforks. Reports are most helpful when made on the trail at the location of the issue, as Trailforks will log the location and pinpoint it on the map. Uploading a photo to your report, along with describing the issue is also key for for letting volunteers know the scope of the problem, potential tools and muscle power needed to fix it. For downed trees, providing an approximate diameter, tells us if a chainsaw is needed or if a handsaw will do the trick. Thank you to everyone who has made reports!
There are presently three major issues where we’ve closed trails or sections of trails; details below. We’ll update on progress of repairs as we are able. Some additional trail updates are highlighted in the slide show below. Thanks again to all of the volunteers who work hard to clear trees and repair trails to keep them safe for all in our community.
Multiple sections of the trail have washed out and several bridges are in need of repair. Trail is closed until repairs can be completed.
Photo: Roy Miller
Soft Taco on Trailforks
A water intake structure failed in the recent storms and washed out the exit of the trail. Please exit via Uruski’s Wife’s Trail until repairs are completed.
Photo: Ernie Kliever
Dilemma on Trailforks
Mr Uppity (Lower)
There is a bear that has made a den for the winter just off the trail. Please let it sleep in peace. Trail is signed as closed.
Photo: Stu Schellenberg
Mr. Uppity on Trailforks
Closed due to unsafe conditions including headwall slipping away & bottom bridge washed out.
Photo: Roy Miller
Lost Oakley on Trailforks
Significant damage in some sections from the recent storms. Repairs underway.
Photo: Penny Deck
World Cup on Trailforks
Trail Conditions Highlights
This bridge on Wasp was in desperate need of repair
Removal of the broken section of bridge and realignment so that it's safe for users again.
There's still a number of trees down, so please keep you head up when riding and thank you for your patience as we get to all of them.
High water flow wiped out culverts and trail sections.
Trail hero Kerry Frayne has been quick on the repairs, thank you Kerry!
Vedder appears to have been hit hardest from the storms, with washouts on Sunnyside Up, Kerry'd Away, and Dilemma.
Washouts on Sunnyside Up and Kerry'd Away have both been repaired, thanks to the amazing volunteers for getting it fixed so quickly!
Thank you Jared cutting a path on Up and Over Rd
One of several trees that came down on Vedder; thank you Ross for clearing!
Most trails handled the rain exceptionally well, just a few trail sections with some minor water erosion.
Trees that came down in the recent storm have all be cleared, thanks to hard working volunteers, Jeff, Gord, and Scott!