Our October work day is coming up! On Saturday, October 16, we will prepare the length of the Crozet Connector Trail for our annual 5K trail run the next Saturday.
Meet at 9:00 a.m. at the Trails Crew shed in Crozet Park (directions below). Be prepared to break up into smaller groups that may be sent to various sections of the trail with your tools to address specific problem areas. The focus of this work day is to get the trail in its best possible condition – primarily trimming back brambles and branches in places that tend to get overgrown, and using the string trimmer on places the mowers don’t reach.
If we can get a good turnout, this won’t take us too long! Long pants and sleeves recommended, as well as work gloves and a hat. Carry your own water. Bring your own tools or use ours. Don’t forget your bug spray!
Sign up here is optional, but it lets us get in touch with you if we need to make changes due to weather. Come even if you haven’t signed up!
Directions: Enter Crozet Park from Park Road. Take the internal road to the left of the swimming pool to the back of the parking area where the basketball nets are set up. Please park away from the basketball courts so kids can still play. Meet at the small storage shed adjacent to the white Community Center (formerly Radio Building).
It’s time to beat back the summer’s growth on the trail from Chesterfield Landing to Lickinghole Creek. We will be using loppers, pruners, string trimmers and maybe a saw or two to widen and freshen up the trail we opened up last fall. We may also work on the beginning of a trail from the creek up towards Sparrow Hill. Everyone is welcome! Come when you can and leave when you must.
Meet at 9:00 a.m. at the trail entrance in Chesterfield Landing, across the street from 5436 Oxbow Drive. Please be careful not to block mailboxes or driveways!
Wear sturdy shoes and BUG SPRAY! Long pants and sleeves recommended. Bring your own water, and plenty of it. We have tools, or bring your own favorites if you prefer. We should be done in approximately 2 hours.
Sign up is not required, but if you do, we can get in touch with you if needed for a change in weather or other unforeseen circumstance. Sign up here.
Is it true? Was Bigfoot spotted on Crozet’s Trails?
Yes it’s true! Can you find him?
It appears that Bigfoot has left Crozet, but we hope to see him return again!
The Find Bigfoot Challenge, sponsored by the Crozet Trails Crew, is a hunt for the elusive creature that you can enjoy while exploring Crozet’s trails. Starting August 6, Bigfoot will be lurking somewhere on the trails, so be aware of your surroundings when walking, biking or running. Not to worry, he won’t attack! How to play (it’s really easy):
- Watch out for clues on the Crozet Trails Crew Facebook page and on NextDoor.
- When sighted, approach cautiously, he is very shy.
- Take a selfie with Bigfoot. Get up close, he’s shy but likes attention.
- Submit the photo in the form below. Include your name, telephone number and email.
- The first selfie received in each location wins a fashionable and highly coveted Crozet Trails Crew baseball hat.
Bigfoot will be lurking around the trails throughout August. There will be several chances to spot him to win a CTC hat. Share the fun with your friends and neighbors by posting your adventure on the Crozet Trails Facebook site!
This month has been busy and lots of fun for the Trails Crew. We marched in the Independence Day parade and sold beer at the park afterwards. It was disconcerting to sell out a bit after 8:30, but it’s not up to us to buy it – we just serve it up. Then we had our Open House and Amphitheater dedication at Mint Springs Park. If you haven’t seen “The Little Amphitheater” we built there last year, be sure to look for it next time you’re out there for a hike. With a storm or two needing some trail clearing, and a work day on Saturday, July 24, we also did some honest work.
Info about Saturday’s work day is here. See you there!