Posts Tagged ‘sustainable trail construction’

Hanson Larsen Memorial Park

The last few weeks have been spent up in Rapid City, SD working with Dave Dessel with Trail Arts.  This project is a majority of intense hand construction to create an intermediate trail at Hanson Larsen Memorial Park.  Dave is on the other side of the drainage running the excavator building a large portion of…

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Sugar Magnolia

Singletrack Trails is currently assisting Wildlands Restoration Volunteers to complete a sustainable trail cosntruction reroute a segement of trail called Sugar Magnolia or Sugar Mag near Nederland, CO. This trail is part of the West Magnolia trail system and descends down to Nederland High School.  The existing trail was 6-12 feet wide and severely rutted…

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Flagging trails far and wide

The last couple weeks have been spent in the desert of Fruita, Colorado and the foothills near Boulder, CO. Sustainable trail construction begins with a well-thought out corridor flag line.  Working for the City of Fruita, Singletrack Trails flagged five different trail proposals in the North Fruita Desert, commonly known as 18 Road.  Two of…

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Glendo State Park is done for the year

The Singletrack Trails crew finished up the sustainable trail construction at Glendo State Park in Wyoming a couple of weeks ago.  We were able to reach a great stopping point about a day or two before the first real snow of the winter and the temperature dropped and the wind picked up.  It was an…

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Back in Grand Junction

September has been a busy month.  The crew packed up and left Glendo just before Labor Day.  We had to get back over to Grand Junction, CO to do some more sustainable trail construction for the Bicycle Colorado Trail Pros. The Bangs Canyon Project in Grand Junction is coming to an end September 30th after…

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Freehub Magazine

The guys over at Freehub Magazine have been so impressed by the work the crew has been doing lately, they asked me to write an article about what we do at Singletrack Trails. Check  it out here.

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Glendo Update

The sustainable trail construction project at Glendo State Park is moving along very quickly. It has been an exciting project based on the weather, terrain, and heat.  Glendo State Park is located in such a place that the afternoon/evening thunderstorms are fear instilling awesome.  The heat has been hot, but shade is nearby.   The terrain…

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Glendo State Park

This week, the Singletrack Trails crew shifted from Curt Gowdy State Park to Glendo State Park in Wyoming.  It was a short little jaunt up I-25 from Cheyenne.  We will be there for most of August before heading over to Grand Junction for a month. The elevation of Glendo is a little lower than Curt…

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Directional Jump trail at Curt Gowdy

The crew has spent the last couple of weeks building a beautiful, sustainable, singletrack trail at Curt Gowdy State Park in Wyoming.  The purpose of this trail was to provide a challenging directional trail to stimulate visitors to Curt Gowdy that like to get their tires off of the ground. The trail has two segments. …

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Switchbacks

Switchbacks have a negative connotation in the trail building world.  In fact, they are commonly despised.  They are hard to build and hard to navigate. The reason is that the currently accepted design is not suitable for how trail users actually use the trail.  Singletrack Trails is currently working on a how to section of…

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