Card Canyon East Maintenance Activity, September 2, 2013

Six Cache Hikers met at our usual assembly point in Logan on this rainy morning; Jane, our leader, Dave W., Dave P., Gordon, Jeanne, and Tim.  A favorable weather radar outlook and lighter skies in the south and east encouraged us to go in spite of the rain.  In Card Canyon we met Brett, our seventh participant and a member of the archery club, where he unlocked the gate for us.  The rough road to the upper area caused us to shift our high-clearance vehicles into 4WD, but we were glad to shorten the distance needed to lug our trail tools.   

The rain stopped by the time we arrived at Card Canyon, and except for two brief periods, the morning was rain-free.  Aided by a drier and less vegetated section of trail, t
his was our most productive maintenance day of the summer, with 0.3 miles of trailside cleared of brush and a few short areas of tread repair.  Unfortunately, there is a lot more to go!  After two summers of volunteer work we have reached the 1 mile mark, less than half of the  2.4 mile length of this trail - but that mile looks great!  Thanks for all who donated their time and labor for this project.   

Thanks to Dave W. for the narrative and GPS work (the GPS data was more erratic than usual, perhaps due to the weather conditions of the day).

GPS track
0.3 miles of trailside brush cleared, for a total of one mile of this 2.4 mile trail

Click to see a satellite view of our GPS track using Google Maps, and here to see our track using Google Earth