7/22/14 – anyone want to take a slow ride up Red Tail and down Kettle Ridge to nail down work sites for Saturday? This will be a slow ride with frequent stops to flag and discuss work. If you are available to lead a small work crew on Sat. this would be a great time to pick your site & go over details. Meet at 6 pm at water tank parking on Hurricane Mountain Rd.
7/8/14 Tuesday Night Trailwork: Going to work on the bottom of Kettle Ridge. Meet at water tank parking area on Hurricane Mountain Road, i.e. bottom of Red Tail Trail. 6 pm start, we’ll bring tools. No bikes needed.
Also on 6/3: If moving rock doesn’t sound so appealing (see below), there will also be a small crew cleaning up the new trailhead at the end of Hemlock Lane (located between Walmart and The Bike Shop). Trash bags, gloves, a rock rake and maybe loppers would be helpful. 6 pm.
5/20 We are meeting @ 6pm @ Robs house (116 Grandview Rd; 3rd driveway on right off Passaconaway Rd) to build bog bridges that will be installed at a later date at the southern terminus of Swamp trail. Bring bug dope. Questions? call 986-7811
5/6/2014 Time to start up TNT. The season opener begins at the base of Hurricane Mtn Rd (water towers) @6pm. Tools will gladly be provided. Leave your bikes at home. Questions call 986-7811 or 496-5853
Tuesday night trailwork for 7/30: We’re going to do a short reroute around a persistent mudhole on the old sidehill trail. Meet at 6 pm at Pudding Pond trailhead on Thompson Road; bring your bike to ride in. An extra Bob trailer would be helpful…
Tuesday, 7/23 – meet at the lower gravel pit parking lot on High Street at 6 pm to do scoping & prep work for Saturday’s trail day. Alternatively you can car pool from my house at 116 Grandview Road. Call with questions: 496-5853
Trail work for Tuesday, 7/9 will be continuing bog bridge work on Pillar to Pond trail. We will be meeting at Chick Homecenter parking lot around 6 to 6:15 pm. Rubber boots and cordless drills/drivers needed.
Trail work for Tuesday, 7/2 is planned to be building bog bridges on Pillar to Pond trail. Weather forecast is not promising and this work depends on precutting deck boards tonight. Hopefully it will stay dry enough to get that done. If so, we will be meeting at Chick Homecenter parking lot at 6 pm. Rubber boots and cordless drills/drivers helpful. I will post here and on Facebook if things change.
This work is authorized by the Conway Conservation Commission and funded by a generous grant from the Gibson-Woodbury Foundation.
Tuesday Night Trailwork for 6/18 will be on Upper Stony Ridge on Whitehorse. Meet at Echo Lake for shuttle at 6 pm. I have arranged parking for one vehicle in Hale’s Location so please be at Echo Lake before the van leaves at 6. We’ll bring tools and will be hiking – no bike necessary.
6/4 – time to give Sticks & Stones a little love; freshen up a couple berms, set a couple stones, etc. Meet at Thompson Road trailhead at 6 pm. We’ll have tools but if you are more inclined to ride & prune, that’s also an option.
5/21 – working on new trail in the Albany Town Forest, located a couple of miles up the Kanc on the right. Small parking area is on the right before you get to the Kennett ski jump (on left side of road). 6 pm start, call Rob if you have questions 496-5853
7/31 – we’ve accumulated a bit of pressure treated wood so we’re going to sort through it and start getting some bridge projects ready to go. Meet at my house (116 Grandview Road, Conway) at 6 pm. Carpentry tools like a circular saw, tape, square, ear protection & pencil are all you need.
Meeting back at the gravel pit at the top of High Street to install trail signs. Useful tools: 9/16″ socket with ratchet or impact driver, small level, maybe a hammer (optional). If you feel like pulling a Bob trailer to a couple of the remote sites bring a bike with standard rear skewer. 6 pm start.
I can take a couple people in my van so if you want to carpool meet at my house at 5:30.
5/22 – back up to the top of High Street. We’ll be doing more trail hardening on High School Loop and/or fixing the stream crossing in the ravine on Tent Boulder/Way in the Woods. 6 pm meeting time, please call if you’re running late.
5/8 – looks like a certain wash out. Digging some drains on the High School Loop was to be the task of the day. I am taking a rest & recovery week but if you want to prune or clean drainages post here.
5/1 – Tool sharpening session at my house; 116 Grandview Road, Conway. Bring a bike if you want to do a quick spin on the backyard trails between tool work. Get here when you can, no set time. 496-5853
4/24 – back from vacation. Looks like it may be a washout but if not we’re going to try to finish the reroute on upper Stony Ridge/Whitehorse. Meet at Echo Lake at 5:30 pm (if possible). If you’re running late, ride through Boulder Ridge in Hales Location and up Stony Ridge as if summiting Whitehorse. Call me if you have questions 496-5853. Steady rain cancels.
4/3/12: back up on Whitehorse to (hopefully) finish up the Stony Ridge reroute. Meet at Echo Lake for van ride to Hale’s Location and HIKE in with tools (that Bob trailer was heavy and slow last week). If you are later than 5:30 you will need to ride in on your own. If possible please be ready to roll at Echo Lake by 5:25 as daylight is limited. Call me with questions.
2012 is starting early! For Tuesday, March 27th, let’s kick off the year with a short reroute on upper Stony Ridge. Meet at Echo Lake at 5 pm (if possible). If you’re running late, ride through Boulder Ridge in Hales Location and up Stony Ridge as if summiting Whitehorse. The reroute will be a rideable climbing variation to bypass the steep slab hike-a-bike. Call me if you have questions 496-5853