Posts Tagged ‘trails’

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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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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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 Crystal Reservoir Complete

Singletrack Trails began the circumnavigation of Crystal Reservoir at Curt Gowdy State Park just over two years ago.  Today the crew will finish that 8 mile journey.  There will be a complete and usable route to hike or bike allowing for beautiful views of the plains of Eastern Wyoming, the canyons of Curt Gowdy State…

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Curt Gowdy State Park 2010 begins

Singletrack Trails is now back on the work site of Curt Gowdy State Park between Cheyenne and Laramie, WY.  We will again be adding to one of the best trail systems in the country. This week, a part of the Singletrack Trails crew began constructing steps from the Twin Lakes picnic shelter up to a…

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Grand Junction work 5/15/10

Work continues in the Lunch Loops near Grand Junction, Colorado.  After finishing up the reroute around the private land, the crew shifted to the east side of the trail system to start work on a trail that will connect the bottom of Holy Cross to the middle of the Gunny Plunge. This spring our work…

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Surveying new trails in Grand Junction

Singletrack Trails assisted the Grand Junction Field Office of the Bureau of Land Management with another NEPA support survey for Threatened and Endangered Plant species.  We also worked along side Josh Smith of Western Slope Paleontological Consulting Ltd. as he surveyed the same proposed trails for any paleo impacts. This is another small step toward…

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Good time in the Spring

The spring weather is starting to stabilize on Colorado’s Western Slope.  Cold fronts are still blowing through the day after a 75 degree day, but we are not worrying about being shut down due to snow as often.  Sunshine and warm weather are ruling the patterns and that can only mean one thing…New trail is…

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