We’ve turned the page on summer in the High Country. There’s a slight chill in the air in the mornings, a few trees are beginning to tease with reds and orange, the school buses are running, and the trail is moving forward at Rocky Knob.
This coming week marks the beginning of the end of the first trail. The machines will be moving earth starting Tuesday and work until the first loop is complete in October.
We have a few of new developments as well:
- Expert DH racer and Hawksnest Trail Builder Andrew Mueller has joined Moto Mike as Rocky Knob intern. Mueller and Moto will combine their trail building and GIS skills to create awesome trail features and maps.
- ASU Appropriate Technology student and Alpine Towers employee Chris “CC” Curtin has begun a custom course of study this fall called “Sustainable Recreation Development.” CC will be planning, designing, and building bridges (with on-site locust) and a rain water catchment system for a bike wash station.
- A few local professionals have agreed to provide some skill development for volunteers. We will begin this training with a Stonework clinic in September (date TBA).
We have logged hundreds of volunteer hours in the past few weeks and look forward to seeing you out on the trail this fall. Join us at 6:00 PM on Thursdays to get dirty.