Saturday, February 18, 2012

Still with the BLM

And that's a good thing! My BLM trail building partner, David Lyster, and I are just about wrapped up with construction of the South Branch hiking and mountain biking trail at Meadowood Special Recreation Area in Lorton, Virginia. We're currently building a 300 foot long boardwalk on that trail. The other obstruction is a 100 foot wide gas pipeline right of way crossing that is always muddy. Then we've got some armoring to do here and there and the trail will be complete!

We also need to wrap up repairs on equestrian trails that were damaged by Tropical Storm Lee and a 500 year flood last September. The repairs will involve a mix of lots of hands and hard labor, and big artillery (40,000 pound excavators!) The picture (above right) is of a 8 foot wide, twenty foot long bridge we built, that washed 300 feet downstream.

Next up will be mountain bike specific trails with the BLM at Meadowood. Not quite sure what the flavor will be just yet, but they will be progression based, connect to the existing South Branch trail, and total 2-3 miles.

Friday, August 19, 2011


Attended the Fountainhead pre-bid meeting today. Walked all the new corridors for the new trails. I am pooped! The place is going to be rippin' when those trails are done! Best of luck to the bidders!

Saturday, June 18, 2011

Fundraising with Zazzle

I'm trying to get this trail building business going and sure could use some help. This is a win-win situation for everyone. You guys get to buy some sweet t shirts or sweatshirts and some other fine merchandise, and the proceeds will be used to buy tools to build trails for you guys. Sound good? Good! Please go here!


ADA Layout in NOVA

Just finished laying out a very short ADA accessible trail in Loudoun County for NVPRA. Here's a picture!

Tuesday, May 17, 2011

Freedom Center Pump Track Build!

We finally got it (almost) done! Had a GREAT crew out there...LArry, Jason, Frank, Rob, Tyler, Ryan, Tom, Don, Osty doing great work!

Wednesday, February 2, 2011

Freedom Center Redeux!

The first one might have been a bit too crazy for the kids, so we're gonna try this one.