Monday, April 18, 2011

Trail Work and GPS'n

This past week has been busy out on the Allegrippis with both riders and RMBA trail projects.

The EMS map is currently being updated to show locations a bit more accurately on the county mapping system. In an effort to get the best data possible we are working with the Huntingdon County Planning Office to GPS the trail system and emergency access points along it.
Waiting for that signal

With the spring rains and winter trail debris the trails have begun to show signs of their holding capacity for water. Several sections that are already usually wet are now rising to the point of causing pooling on the trail. In an effort to alleviate the pooling and fix these problems altogther we have begun to armor a number of the sections. Below is one of the fixes in progress on the Fawn trail. If you have ridden this section in the wet weather or after a hard rain you'll recognize the location.
Tearing up some of the old armoring to reconstruct it deeper.

Creating a drain after the rain.

As you can see a massive amount of water was flowing into the trail.
Despite the wet conditions and sections of muddy trail numerous vehicles and large groups where in the parking lot.
Great Trail Conditions!

And for a little more inspiration to get out there and explore all there is at Raystown........
.....yes this is near the trails.

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