Eagle Scout El Prieto Trailwork

Saturday, May 7, 2011, Connor Ryken began his Eagle Scout Project: to restore at least el prieto trailwork plansnine sections of El Prieto that were hit hardest by this past winter’s storms.

CORBA Trail Crew volunteer Steve Messer and Friends of El Prieto’s Banner Moffat provided technical guidance for the project, helping lead today’s trail crews that were organized by Connor.

A lot was accomplished today with four of the nine planned sections being completed. Two of the sections were completely wiped out by last winter’s storms, leaving fine singletrack that disappeared suddenly in the sandy streambed. With the eager help of Connor’s boy scout and high school mountain bike league friends, we were able to move tons of rock to provide a stable trailbed above the stream area. We also completed a rip rap wall and rock armoring of the last creek crossing (as you descend), and repaired some other smaller sections.

Recently, Deputy Superintendent Marty Dumpis talked of the Forest Service’s goal of opening up to 110 miles of trails and 98,000 acres of the closure before summer. ¬†We hope Brown Mountain and El Prieto will be on that list soon.

There’s still a lot to do on El Prieto. Connor will be out there next Saturday, May 14, 2011, continuing on his project. Come out and volunteer to help restore one of everyone’s favorite trails.

Connor on the completed section:

Connor Ryken on the completed section of El Prieto trailwork

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One Response to “Eagle Scout El Prieto Trailwork”

  1. Jose says:

    Hello……me and a couple of buddies wanna help with the trails……..let me know how we can. Thanx!

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