Summer is almost back and so is trailbuilding season. This time, we're rallying the crew and heading up with crew captain Chris Ludwig and the BCMC crew to build bridges, chop brush, and prep Watersprite for the summer.
Yah, it's going to be a long day, but this is the kind of work we can go home feeling proud of.
Plus, the whole crew will be meeting for post-building eats and brews down in Squamish.
Once again, we're looking to rally a big crew, so if you're down sign-up below and we'll be in touch with more details.
PS. If the weather holds, we'll be hitting up Brohm Lake after for a little post work float session. Bring your bathing suit, a floatie, and some snacks and come out!
What: Watersprite trail building with the BCMC.
When: Saturday May 26 – 7AM to 4PM, followed by a Brohm Lake float sess.
Meet Up: St. Davids Church Parking lot
1575 Taylor Way, West Vancouver BC then heading to trail head.
Return: Same day, later afternoon / early evening
Trail Head: Watersprite trail head in Squamish, off the Mamquam River forest Road just past the Chief. Driving directions from the meeting place can be found here.
Rides: Access to the trail head requires a 4-wheel drive vehicle. Let us know if you have one in the sign-up below and we will be doing our best to organize rides.
Gear: BCMC is suggesting to bring rain gear and headlamps as a precautionary measure.
ON THE ITINERARY
With trail season just around the corner, we got a solid day of building happening. You'll be building bridges, chopping brush, and leaving your mark.
- Extend and upgrade the existing Demon Creek Boardwalk at the .5 KM mark (yep, only 10 minutes from the parking lot).
- Add three new smaller boardwalk segments.
- Construct two small bridges across two large water/mud filled cross-ditches just past Demon Creek Swamp.
- Removal of any deadfall and brush at the first 2 KM of trail.
- Inspect and repair trail bridges and infrastructure after the winter season.
- Construct up to 100 new stairs and steps in the Connector Trail at the 1.5KM mark.
If you are down to join the crew, get a little dirty, and put in a solid day's work that will make a huge difference, put your name down below.
Work like this helps make sure we keep these places as pristine as possible, while being able to handle the increasing number of people that are showing up.
This is the work that keeps these places what they are, for a long, long time.