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January 6, 2007

Mishe Mokwa Trail

NPS - Circle X Ranch

It was a sunny, clear day of perfect trailwork temperature.

P.S.: The slide area that we repaired is holding up quite well after some spring rains (next 2 photos taken Feb 24 - 6 weeks later)...
In January (4 photos above), we had (1) placed water diversions above this section to steer the water to other portions of the trail,
(2) built a small rock wall under the outside tread and chipped away at the rock along the inside tread, and
(3) built up some berm to keep it from eroding. Normally we remove berm, but the cross-slope here is very steep, and
previous efforts last year were washed away quickly with rain - so we tried something different this time.
So far, so good!

Photos courtesy of Greg Sweel and Liz Baumann