The Progressive Trail Design machine crew has successfully pushed the segment eight construction over Brady Mountain and down to Spillway Road. Utilizing a number of switchbacks, they have created a nice transition down the east side of the mountain, keeping the slope at a manageable level. We are planning to resume the hand finishing work starting Monday, March 10, at 9:00 am. We are changing our rally point to Spillway Road, where we will park at the Forest Service Road on the left just before you reach the end of the spillway.
Directions: take Brady Mountain Road north from US 270 approximately 1.8 miles to a right on Owl Creek Road. Follow Owl Creek Road until it terminates at Blakely Mountain Dam Road. Turn left at the stop sign, and drive to the sign for Spillway Recreation Area. Park in the open area to the left of the road, where you will see pink ribbon on the trees. We will be utilizing this parking area for the next two weeks. We will hike into our tool cache and begin working our way down the east slope of Brady Mountain.
The weather for next week looks promising, and we hopeful the machine crew can push the trail from Spillway Road to where the trail intersects Rick’s Road by the end of the week. We are approximately 2 1/2 miles from the end of construction.