Photos from trail maintenance session, Castle Rock State Park, October 21, 2006

This is a photo record of the trail maintenance session held at Castle Rock State Park on October 21, 2006.

The Trail-Boss returns to the TM sessions after missing two months due to a herniated disk (no relation to trail maintenance). He is not allowed to move those huge rocks just yet -- leave that to Ken and Kevin. He is also to go easy on hoeing and scraping, so he takes his camera along.

Today's task is to finish up work on the Loughry Woods Trail.

We park at Summit Rock parking area and head down to where the crew left off the previous session. That's a bit past the “switchback from hell”.

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and Shu Zhu. Click for full resolution image

There's Kevin. Click for full resolution image

The work is mostly raking and scraping. Click for full resolution image

and there's Frank. Click for full resolution image

and Sylvia. Click for full resolution image

We need some rock. Click for full resolution image

Back to the raking, shoveling and scraping. Click for full resolution image

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That's what the rock was needed for, a retaining wall. Click for full resolution image

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Almost done. Click for full resolution image

We're moving along. Click for full resolution image

Sylvia starts at the top of the switchback. Click for full resolution image

Just below the switchback we need to reinforce the water channel. Click for full resolution image

It takes a lot of rock. Click for full resolution image

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A final smoothing. Click for full resolution image

Meanwhile the switchback has been cleared. Click for full resolution image

This job's done. Click for full resolution image

Just got to clear this little bit before the wooded section and the road. Click for full resolution image

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This page updated 11/09/06

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