Trail Solutions Assists the Northwest Trail Alliance with Mechanized Trail Building School
Northwest Trail Alliance, an IMBA chapter based in northwest Oregon and southwest Washington, has been successful in obtaining funds to purchase trail bulding equipment though Oregon's Recreational Trails Program. With an ST-240 already in their cache and a skid-steer on the way, NWTA wants to ensure that people know how to properly utilize these machines to build high-quality singletrack.
To this end, NWTA recently hosted a mechanized trail construction workshop in beautiful Cascade Locks, Oregon, home to NWTA's Easy Climb trail. As a courtesy to NWTA, Trail Specialist Jason Wells provided his technical expertise to the attendees, helping to share some of the knowledge he has acculumated in building world-class flow trails across the US. Also in attendance was Ben Beamer of the Greater Oakridge Trail Stewards (GOATS), an IMBA chapter from Oakridge, Oregon. Clearly, the partnership between IMBA and its chapters continues to bear fruit as new and better trail opportunities develop.
Photos courtesy of Joe Rykowski of NWTA.