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Catawba Workday – Recap…
With a turnout of over 20 volunteers, the Trailblazers led a blitz on Catawba this weekend. Three teams 1) bench cut the new bypass trail around the dam, at the beginning of the ride. 2) New connector trails were cut from the River tail and Trushler loops to build the new short track trail for the upcoming Cane Creek Race (Oct 2 and 3). Initial reports indicate the new short track will be more demanding than the Renaissance course, built last fall. 3) The mud bog at the base of the Desert Storm climb was somewhat re-routed with a gravel run and the installation of drainage piping (see photo link below). 4) Water diverters were constructed at the top of the jeep trail, just before you enter the forest for the final time. 5) Recon riders swept the trail of fallen storm debris.

At the time of this writing, significant water had made the Trail of Joy and River trails a quagmire. We would appreciate riders avoiding these areas until the Catawba River has had sufficient time to recede, and the trails to drain. Hopefully Hurricane Ivan will peter out and not be a factor in our upcoming weather. It doesn’t look good, but keep your finger crossed that it does indeed diminish before more flooding occurs.

A huge thank you goes out to everyone who gave up their Saturday morning to help repair the trails.

For photos of mud bog repair, go to:

Work Day Photos




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