Rode the canal trail last night (3/26/13) it was in great shape considering all the rain we got last weekend… Only a few small limbs down that were easily moved. The trail is super fast and tacky with only a handful of soft corners.
Also the rain seamed to help pack in the soft dirt on the new reroute at the two way section, it’s a lot faster now
Last Edit: Mar 27, 2013 8:22:44 GMT -5 by michael84
Mark your calendars, there will be another work party at the Augusta Canal MTB on Sunday May, 26th.
When: Sunday, May 26th at 8am
Where:Meet at the locked gate on Goodrich Street at Eve Street, behind the Kroc Center (this gate will be locked again once we are through so plan on a 8am sharp arrival). If you are late and miss your chance to get in the gate, drive to Eisenhower Park and walk across the bridge toward the pumping station.
What: Lopping, mowing, bench cutting, drainage. The more people we have volunteer, the more we get done.
Don't forget the Canal work party this Sunday May 26th at 8:00am. Meet at the Goodrich St gate at 8:00am sharp. We will all go in together and lock the gate behind us. If you are late, you can park at the Eisenhower field and walk in.
Bring gloves, water, bug spray, we will have the DR mowers, gas hedge trimmers, weed eaters and lopping shears. You can bring any personal tools if you would like to.
The trail has taken a hit from all the rain this summer. The Wet Spot is really wet, even last night there was standing water.
This is the spot where there used to be two lines going around that little tree to the right, one line on each side. Now there's just one line, because of this. That's a limb that broke off the tree in the background (center of the image) about 30ft up in the air, and swung down and landed on the trail. This will need cutting out at some point I'm sure.
Another part of the trail fell off into the canal. The tree fell in, and took a good chuck of the land with it. Trail is still rideable, just need to be paying attention to where you're going.
Approaching going CCW.
Last Edit: Aug 28, 2013 8:28:39 GMT -5 by dgaddis1: wear does not mean where