Tuesday, June 19, 2018

Trail recovering meeting, more trail photos.

A trail recovery meeting is planned this week, Thursday evening at 7:00 at Hancock's Poorvo Park pavilion, on the waterfront. 
More trail damage photos are below.  The only bridge remaining in the gorge is Sisu which is in poor, poor condition.

This is under Sisu bridge which survived when the creek diverted to both sides of it.
Within this debris, is a folded girder from an upstream bridge.

Creek water still flowing here.

Seen here is the trail just upstream from Sisu bridge. Some cleanup is needed!

Yes more of it.  Much of the lumber is good and should be recovered
and properly stored for later use.  Can you help?

Another folded girder from up stream.
With some help, we do believe we can reopen the Sisu bridge and turn around
just upstream from here this winter.
We then would be grooming into the gorge here.

The abutment from the middle bridge that was pushed over from the torrent.
Do note, this bridge took over 2000 hours to install just 3 years ago.

Yes, another girder, folded over like a pretzel.

The middle bridge which will need to be disassembled and moved.

At least it's in one piece.  This is a doable job!

Concrete abutment from the next bridge upstream.

The remaining intact abutment from the same bridge.
This is where the girders came from.
Maybe this bridge could be bypassed with a side trail?

Despite the mess, it's still the prettiest creek around!

New sand, rock, and gravel beds everywhere.

This is a real mess, but we can get the River Trail back with YOUR help!
 We also hope to groom down Dam hill this winter, and downstream within the gorge, then back up on Sidewinder.  This will take work but is a project worth doing.
Churning Rapids photos to follow.

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