That’s right folks, we’re kicking off the trail building season this Tuesday, getting underway on digging the next installment of South Rim. Last year, we built over a mile of the South Rim trail, from the exit of Music Rocks over to Good Tree, the connector over to North Woods. This year, we’ll be building the stretch of trail from Good Tree over to the saddle and the intersection with Shoelace and North Woods trails. This next section of South Rim will be just under a mile in length, and will create an ALL single track loop around Signal Peak (North Woods – Music Rocks – South Rim)! Much like last year, this new section will be a long contour trail, traversing the south side of Signal Peak…think bench cut, with plenty of surfy wiggles to keep things flowing.
We’ll be working on this sucker for the next several Trail Work Tuesdays, so clear that schedule! We’ll meet at the saddle of BLM 3122 (the road that leaves from the Tomichi Heights neighborhood) at 4pm. Please respect the residents of Tomichi Heights and take it slow through the neighborhood. This road gets nasty when it rains, so we’ll keep our eyes on the forecast should weather be threatening. Let’s also do our best to carpool or ride to the workday…there’s limited parking at the saddle. The Gunnison Trails’ trail wagon will be leaving town about 3:15 with room…let us know if you’d like a lift.
We’ll be working on sideslopes, sometimes in steeper terrain. Remember sturdy footwear, gloves, plenty of water, sunscreen…you know the drill. Thanks to a variety of elixirs from High Alpine Brewing, we’ll be enjoying frothy pints and grilled goodies with one of the best views in Gunnison. Come out and get those paws dirty every Tuesday.