The Trails Crew was out at Lickinghole Basin again, to replace a bridge that had seen better days. The weather cooperated, and we had enough hands to finish up while the sun was still shining. Thanks especially to Lucas and Andy, from the Field School, for their interest in trail development.
The crew had a productive morning re-routing the trail around a marshy spot on the basin and placing our first bench, in a nice shady spot with a view of the water birds. It’s just a short walk to enjoy the natural beauty of this lovely area right in Crozet!
Spring weather has brought out the Trails Crew on several work days recently. We have made improvements to a bridge next to the Dog Park in Crozet Park, adding hand rails. We have re-routed the top of the trail in Foothills Crossing slightly, to make it less steep. And while we were out, we’ve cut back brush and brambles and removed overhanging branches along the Connector trail and the trail in Crozet Park.
On Saturday, April 9, Shenandoah National Park Superintendent Jim Northup will be at the Albemarle Adventure Center at the Crozet Depot to speak about the park and then lead a caravan of folks to do a hike with him. Unless there is a time change, we will meet at 10:00 a.m. with a departure to the trailhead by 11:00 a.m.
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Members of the Trails Crew trimmed up the Connector Trail between Westhall and Foothills Crossing, including removal of a small tree that had fallen across the trail. The wet ground, high winds, and ice storm have caused several trees to fall this winter. The sooner we know about them, the quicker we can get them cleared. So if you see a problem on the trail, be sure to let us know, by using our Contact Us page.