On March 28, 2007, volunteers met at Access 24 to inventory trail work needs from Access 24 to Jack Rabbit Bend. Dave and Evelyn Thompson brought their Kawasaki Mule for volunteers to ride in. The route was GPS'd by Sue and Dave for a total of 4.2 miles.
While in route, Dave cut a tree off the trail, and used it to fill a very bad rut just north of the northern waterfall. We cut a new path around the rut. On the northernmoist tip of this section of trail, the shoreline trail was moved to an old roadbed to avoid a boggy area. The new section of trail passes between two scenic rows of big trees. Trash was picked up from the trail as we went.
Daves Mule lost power as we were returning to the parking area. Volunteers made it safely back, loaded up the Mule and continued on foot from Jack Rabbit Bend.
At Jack Rabbit Bend the new toilet area was observed, and Dig-rite markings were checked. Lunch was eaten at the picnic table, before checking the final loop of the trail on foot.
Maps were marked up with other needed improvements and repairs, such as pipes needed, ruts to be filled, trail to be moved, and trail widening needed.
Dave met with Jim Callahan, at the Parks office and got permission to store the nails for the toilet project in the Crow's Creek maintenance shed. Those items were delivered and other stored items were checked.
Dave Thompson 6 hours 45 miles (Mule, trailer, chainsaw, GPS), Evelyn Thompson 5 1/2 hours 45 miles, Sue Magierowski 5 1/2 hours 50 miles (GPS), Ruth Franklin 4 1/2 hours 12 miles.
In addition Ruth Franklin has spent 10 hours on trail cleaning in the last couple of weeks.