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June 23, 2003 - N. Mecklenburg Trail Update
Nine Trailblazers, Divas, and trail volunteers, participated in trail maintenance activities on Monday nite at N. Meck Park...The crew moved several hundred pounds of gravel, in an attempt to stabilize the trail after the initial drop in, drained several potential holes, and finally worked in a gravel entrance to the new "chicane" recently built around a mud bog on the fast two track section....

I will be on vacation next Monday, however, Kim Rodden (kandarod@aol.com) will be leading a crew that will be working at the base of the two track, where it hangs the hard left into the woods...Run-off onto the lower trail section, just below the two track has created a mud bog...Kim will be directing the construction of a trench to drain water and organic muck, off of the lower trail in that region...

The next visit of the Charlotte Mountainbike Series to N. Meck will be on July 9th...We need at least two more strong work sessions to get the trail ready for the race, and to stabilize the trail for everyday use...

June 21, 2003 - Francis Beatty Trail Update

A group of about 12 SBD'ers , and THTB'ers showed up at Beatty and worked on the section that has had the biggest water related issues. (The area where the gravel had been put down a few months ago)...We cut in several new drainage ditches and rerouted water under the trail in those same areas using 6 and 4 inch pipe. It is amazing how much water is running through that area! If you are riding through, please take a second to check the pipes and clear out debris holding back the water...We choked several areas to encourage a smaller line until the saturated areas set up and are able to hold wheel weight with out rutting out. There will be more gravel delivered soon to work on the areas below the dam and other trouble spots...We looked at the valley trail and have decided to do a short re-route away from the ragged out area after the bridge. That spot was still full of water and sediment yesterday. The reroute will move up hill about 5 feet and come out right at the same spot as old trail and Mr. Murray's new trail junction between 2 trees...



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