Trail Work, October 2, 2022
Trail Work, October 2, 2022
October 04, 2022
This weeks trail report is another double hit from the past two weeks, with heaps packed in. It was a busy last couple of weeks for our crew who spent time in multiple locations working hard to get as much done before the crew finished for the summer.
It was a momentous day on Cloudline last week! The excavators that were cutting in the alignment, run by Alberta Parks, finally touched buckets! After two long seasons of digging the whole of the trail now finally connects. Whilst there is a huge amount of shaping and finishing work to be done the trail is now whole and passable.
The CAMBA trail crew finished up some rock work down from one of the bridges as well as working on a couple of “added value” features.
The crew finally removed all the CAMBA tools from Cloudline with bittersweet feelings. Sad to be not working on such a beautiful trail but proud of what they have achieved this season... and yes, they have to carry all those tools!
Project Top Gunn
We promised you a sneak peak of work on "Project Top Gunn" and here it is! Work on Project Top Gunn is full steam ahead after a few unforeseen delays. The crew have been working along side members on the Starr Trail Solutions to help get this trail ready to roll asap.
The large wall ride near the start of the trail is now complete and looking sweet! This is sure to be an iconic feature and something unique at the Canmore Nordic Centre.
Further down the trail the crew worked on shaping large flowy berms whilst the Starr trail crew continued to add in more wood features and drops.
Stay tuned (and hope good weather continues) for more updates as work progresses!
Canmore Nordic Centre with Rocky Mountain Adaptive
Whilst at the Nordic Centre, Trail Crew Supervisor Luke took the opportunity to head out with Dave and Matt from Rocky Mountain adaptive to have some great discussion about minor changes that can make all the difference for adaptive users on trail. It was a great learning experience and we look forward to seeing more adaptive bikes out there enjoying the awesome trails we have in the valley!
Trail Boss Andrew has been chipping away at the Fun Forest extension with the help of other crew members. This new section avoids private land, but also adds another flavor to the trail by traversing a very cool forested ridge before popping out in to the open with amazing views of the mountains. It’s sure to be an amazing addition to the network in the Quarry Lake area.
Benchlands Drop Zone
Public nights were held at the Benchlands Dropzone and with the help of volunteers, Line 5 was completed. This line has a drop of 2.5ft with a small catch pad enabling some room for error or the ability to roll it. This drop provides the next step up from the existing lines and will be a great stepping stone as we move up to larger features in this project.
Thanks to the Crew!
A busy couple weeks with huge amounts of progress made! Sadly, it was the last week for some of our crew, Nate and Chanel. A MASSIVE thank you to them both for their amazing hard work this summer. Without them we couldn’t have achieved all that we have. Trail boss Andrew and Supervisor Luke will remain on staff throughout October to assist on projects such as Project Top Gunn and to start planning for next season!