On Saturday, August 14th, if you are not volunteering at the Tour de Fat, I will be leading a commando-style work party on the Smith Creek loop. We will ride from the Ape Canyon Trailhead for the traditional loop, but on the way down the pumice slope into Smith Creek we will stop to trim the overgrown brush. Further down in the canyon there is some much needed benching treadwork and I hope to access some previously stashed tools and get after it.
This will be a HUGE day. The Smith Creek loop is an advanced ride in of itself. Spending more time doing trailwork will demand a hearty toll of water, food, energy and effort. We will be packing small hand tools to tackle the brush on the upper sections, bring your big pack. And maybe a water filter.