Shirley and Helen get friendly with some huckleberry.
Badly rutted section BEFORE work. See photo 61 for After.
Ken attacking some brush.
Kathy and John begin work in a terrible section of trail.
Montara - June 2012
Tim, Tom, and Satish go to work on a much needed drain.
At least a foot or more of sand and silt had filled in this swale.
Paul learning how difficult stumping can be.
Jon gets advice from Scott on stumping while Alison looks on.
Jon working on one of the champion stumps along the trail.
Removing this stump created a HUGE hole.
Still working on the stump.
Alison lends Luke a hand with a stump.
The state park trail crew joined us on this trip. They spent all day on the Grand Canyon of ditches.
Brushing out the Grand Canyon.
The stump crew also needed to collect many rocks to fill in their large hole.
Paul obliging by widening the trail and producing excellent rocks for the retaining wall.
Ken, Woody, and Dave making good progress on the lower ditch.
The champion stump crew finally victorious showing off their prizes! The hole is so big, Luke, Frank, and Jon all fit in it.
Moving rocks for the retaining wall.
The Grand Canyon ditch got filled with rock and check dams.
The sun finally broke through for a beautiful lunch on the "overlook".
Andy and Hank making progress in the lower ditch.
Ken finds out sometimes stumping gets personal.
The Grand Canyon slowly getting filled in.
Nick, Colin, and Paul made several tough trips up and down the trail to collect rock to fill the Grand Canyon.
Lone huckleberry growing out of the rock.
Scott, Frank and Luke making progress on the retaining wall that will fill in the hole they created.
Jon testing the strength of the wall while Luke and Frank select rocks.
Woody on his knees praying to the stump gods.
Last minute touches on a drain dip.
Hank and Woody's crews pose with the results of a good day.
Tim and crew do the same.
The lower Grand Canyon ditch AFTER work is complete. WHAT A DIFFERENCE! Compare this to picture number 25.
The Grand Canyon finished! WHAT A DIFFERENCE! Compare this to picture numbers 37-39.
Tim poses in the same spot he did 2 years ago in the Grand Canyon holding his trekking pole at knee height showing the original level of trail.
Follow this link to see the original photo: https://picasaweb.google.com/trailcenter/1011Montara#5539646602470829378
Social hour and refreshments afterwards. A good time had by all.
Special THANKS to Frank (previous picture, green truck), Luke and Jon for providing 4WD transportation to the work site. Couldn't have done it without you.