We knew scheduling a winter trail day would be a bit of a gamble… Unfortunately, the weather for the end of the week before 12/7 is calling for much more rain than we’d like leading up to a trail day, so we’re going to cancel and reschedule for a weekend with conditions more conducive to trail work. Thank you to all who RSVP’d, and to SEALgrinderPT (whose generous donation we will apply to lunches when we reschedule the trail day)! We’ll keep our eyes on the forecast and stay in touch!
Who: People who are interested in helping as trail leaders at future trail days
What: A day dedicated to learning good trail building and maintenance technique
When: June 15, 2013 from 9:00 am until 3:00 pm
Where: Flat Holler trail head, PMRP (walk to (but not up) the hill that leads to the Sore Heel parking lot, and then walk forward a little, and then a bit left)
Why: To certify folks in the community to run trail days for the RRGCC!
Please register below if you will be participating, and thank you!No more submissions accepted at this time.
Write-up by Mike Driskell, RRGCC Land Manager
We came, we saw, we did stuff.
The trail day this last Saturday was a big success! We had 30 people attend what was a beautiful day out. I’m not much of a writer but our accomplishments are worth writing about.
Dave Jasperson led a crew moving the bridge on the trail off the Motherlode parking area to a more sustainable location. It turned out awesome and should last years to come!
Josh O’Bryan led a crew installing culverts on sections of the trail off the Sore Heel parking area to divert water from coming off the trail and the road.
Jesse Sterr and Josephine Neff led the crew spreading gravel. We had some delivered to the Coal Bank area to help with the holes until the road crew can begin work. We also had some delivered to the Sore Heel area to try and improve conditions on the hill. We also dropped a load in the Sore Heel parking to fill in the muddy areas and expand the parking some.
Peter McDermott led the crew that was cutting trees in preparation for the Flat Holler parking area – hopefully to be open by June of this year.
THE BIG PROJECT OF THE DAY – led By Paul Morley, Stephanie Meadows, and Travis Peek
The last creek crossing on the way to the Darkside was composed of 3 very slick logs. Paul Morley and Stephanie Meadows donated the material, planed the project, and saw to its execution. Accompanied by the RRGCC Assistant Land Manager Travis Peek and a very capable crew, they produced a fantastic bridge that far outclasses the joke of a crossing we had before!
We also began repairs to the gate leading to the Darkside. I ran out of time, but will have it wrapped up this weekend. If you can lend a hand, gimme a call: 5024178902
Good things happened and it could not have been done without your help! It’s the people who made things happen that we owe our thanks to.
THANKS TO YOU ALL:
Bill Strachan (RRGCC Executive Director)
Dave “the Animal” Jasperson
David King (RRGCC BOD Member)
Logan T Smith
Josephine Neff (RRGCC BOD Secretary)
Curtis Gayle Dyer
(Sorry if I left anyone out or butchered your name)
Special thanks to Travis Peek, the Assistant Land Manager. Without his help, it could not have happened! Thanks, brother.
Gonna try and do a trail day on Saturday, April 30th. Will be focusing on the multi use trails in Flat Holler. Starts at 10am in the Sore Heel Parking Lot & ends when folks are tired or get pulled off to climb! Its a smaller one and is a bring your own lunch, I will bring some drinks. Hope to see you there!
Come one, come all to the 6th annual Johnny & Alex Trail Day, August 14th, 2010. Like in years past we will be depending on the Red River Gorge climbing community to come out and take care of the land you own, the Pendergrass-Murray Recreational Preserve (PMRP), in honor of two great men of the Red, John Bronaugh and Alex Yeakley. We will be building and maintaining trails and, after a hard day’s work, have a great party with music, food, and “beverages” at Lago Linda Hideaway. More details will come so be sure to stay tuned. You can also follow us on Facebook!
Thanks for your interest in JATD! We’ve already placed our orders for lunch and dinner and such.. meaning that if you’re planning on coming, we probably weren’t. And that’s fine.. just make sure to bring some lunch, dinner, snacks, beverages.. anything that will keep you in good spirits and working hard on the land you own
As if he hasn’t done enough for the climbing community, JR Goodwin would like you to join in his birthday trail day. He has graciously decided to host a trail day at Darkside on May 15, 2010. Work will be from 9am to 2pm. If you would like to carpool, please meet in front of Miguel’s at 8:30am. Otherwise, meet at the Darkside parking lot at 9am. Please bring your own work gloves. Donations of wood, rebar and other materials are always appreciated. So come out for some fun, schwag, and a good ol’ time! Happy Birthday, JR!