Written by Paul Hobson, Vice President of NWTA ([email protected])
On Sunday (Feb 27), Brent Sullivan, with 25 volunteers and 5 crew leaders, lucked out with the weather and performed some much-needed maintenance at Sandy Ridge.
Three crews focused on repairing berms on Lower Hide and Seek and Flow Motion, while Rick Gales’ crew continued his ongoing work on the recently rebuilt Lil’ Monkey. The preceding wet and cold weather made this a bit of a challenge, so be on the lookout for more work party announcements in March and April.
A fifth crew gave Follow the Leader, Sandy’s first double black diamond trail, some overdue love by clearing the trail of large limbs and debris. The crew also spent a lot of time in the trail’s famously long rock garden, trimming back brush and pulling blackberry. Riders should be able to navigate the rock garden and focus on picking a good line instead of ducking and dodging thorny branches. Due to snow and frozen ground higher up, the crew could only reach the bottom half of the trail. Stay tuned as the rest of Follow the Leader should be cleaned up after the March work party at Sandy Ridge.
The next Sandy Ridge work party is on Saturday, March 12th. Click the button below to register.