|Tools of the trail-building trade.|
|Choosing work assignments at about 9:30 am, after a good stiff hike up Perry Hill.|
|Getting ready to hike out at about 1 pm after re-routing trail to avoid a low spot.|
|Want gravel?: Collect lots of big rocks and smash them with a sledgehammer.|
The trails have taken a beating this spring with a lot of heavy usage in sub-optimal (record amounts of rain) conditions but volunteer crews have spent many hours cleaning things up. I took the opportunity to ride today and the effort is making a difference and many eroded low spots have been hardened and new drainages have been constructed.
The weather finally seems to be trending towards a dryer pattern and the forecast looks promising for the upcoming Vermont Mountain Bike Festival -- which is fortunate, as this event would be cancelled if rain was in the cards.