Posts Tagged ‘singletrack’

Curt Gowdy Machine Construction

After more than a year of solid, though hand construction across Wyoming and Colorado, it was time to break out the Ditch Witch and train the Singletrack Trails crew on how to build a sustainable trail with a machine.  Most of the crew has run the machine at the Funtrack in Curt Gowdy, but moving…

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Curt Gowdy’s North Crystal nears completion

The construction of a trail that loops around Crystal Reservoir at Curt Gowdy State Park near Cheyenne and Laramie, WY is nearing completion.  Singletrack Trails began this trail building journey in the spring of 2008 by completing the Crystal Ridge Trail on the south side of the reservoir.  In 2009, we began the long construction…

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Private land issues

User created trails do not always obey boundary line.  Andy’s Loop at the Lunch Loops in Grand Junction, CO is a prime example of this.  For many years this trail has trespassed on private land owned by a local Grand Junction resident. The trail has been at risk of being closed off to trail users…

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Colorado Mountain Bike Summit Report

This past weekend mountain bike advocates and land managers from across the state of Colorado in Salida, CO.  This year’s conference had the best turn out in its four year history.  Singletrack Trails was in attendance to present on sessions about how to setup and use a GPS for mapping purposes and working with a…

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Colorado Mountain Bike Summit

Each year, Bicycle Colorado, IMBA, and the Bureau of Land Management’s Colorado State Office host a summit for mountain bike advocates and land agency representatives.  This year’s summit will be held in Salida, CO on April 2nd and 3rd. Singletrack Trails will be there.  Greg will be helping with the presentation on Saturday about mapping…

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Geotagged photos update

New for 2010 updates will be geotagged photos updates.  This will allow you to see a track of the trail under construction and where on that trail the photos were taken.  This feature utilizes Google Maps and Flicker.  Viewers will  be able to see multiple photos at a specific location by clicking on the photo…

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A new season dawns

The winter hibernation is nearing its end. The final touches are being put on the first couple projects of the 2010 trail construction season for Singletrack Trails. Exciting developments in project creation are currently in process. Singletrack Trails is currently working with several land agencies to put the finishing touches on contracts for the 2010…

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Curt Gowdy, lost count of the weeks

The Curt Gowdy Project is rolling on.  The hand construction seems to be never ending, but the work the crew is doing is phenomenal. Here is a photo of the sustainable singletrack the crew is pounding out and a photo of the terrain that we are going through.

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Curt Gowdy Week 4 and so many other things

This past week was once of craziness.  I was in Wyoming, Grand Junction, and Winter Park Colorado.  The crew stayed put at Curt Gowdy and continued the long grind on the North Crystal Trail. The update from the crew at Curt Gowdy was this:  “We spent a couple days trying to move a rock as…

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Curt Gowdy Week 1

This past week the crew and I showed up to one of my favorite trailbuilding grouds-Curt Gowdy State Park.  This park is located between Cheyenne and Laramie, Wy.  We will be doing mosly hand construction at the park this year with a little bit of machine work mixed in. The work this week flew by…

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