A Nice day to be on the trail today as four Traildogs pushed the finish work to the 1.5 mile mark. The rolling, twisting terrain of this section will be a good change of pace for those hiking or riding east off the challenging Bear Mountain section.
The Machine team is approaching the halfway mark of this dig and are moving through the rocky area near the peak of the mountain where the large rock outcroppings are located. This unique scenic area is where plan to install a bench and interpretive sign once we have completed construction.
We began using the FS’ WO04 road as our access to the work area.
Directions to this road are:
Take Brady Mt Road 4.9 miles from the US 270-W turnoff. At the 4 mile mark, you will be at the trailhead parking area. Continue .3 miles north, where you will pass a dirt road on your right. Continue on you will pass another dirt road with a locked cable gate. Continue north on Brady Mt Rd to the next dirt road on your right. You can park there and hike .9 of a mile to the Trail, or you can drive in .6 of a mile to a parking area, then walk up an old road that intersects the Trail. Turn left on the finished trail and walk north to the tool cache. This is a narrow road, and you may chose to hike rather than drive your vehicle up this road.
Weather permitting, we will be on the trail again tomorrow starting at 9:30am. If you would like to start earlier feel free to select your own time.
We would like to thank Tom Ledbetter of the USFS for joining us on the trail today. Tom brings a long history of trail building and maintenance to the trail, and we always enjoy having him pay us a visit.