For our final 2009 Loop Trail day this Saturday, we will push to connect our great new trail above Skunk Canyon to the Fisher Pt trail. Saturday’s forecast? “clear- high 63″-–a beautiful fall day. Coffee and sign-in starts at 8am, work begins at 8:30. Work stops around lunchtime.
We’ve made great progress on the Loop Trail in the 2008-2009 season, encompassing 10 trail days–enlisting over 400 volunteers and accomplished nearly 3000 hours of volunteer effort. We broke ground on Observatory Mesa on National Trail Day and sped 1.5 miles across the Mesa toward Cheshire. The balance of the summer saw nearly a mile of trail in and around Skunk Canyon completed. This first year on the Loop Trail has netted us over 2 miles of quality new trail! In the 2010 season we hope to complete connections from Observatory Mesa to Cheshire neighborhood, Campbell Mesa to Arizona Trail D, and Skunk Canyon to Campbell Mesa–We hope you will join us on this legacy trail!
DIRECTIONS: Take Lone Tree Road south to J.W. Powell Blvd and turn left/east. Go to the barricades and turn into Pine Canyon Club’s NORTH entrance: Important! Get a visitor’s pass at the booth. Follow signs: take an immediate left on Clubhouse Circle, drive 1.3 miles and turn left/east on Del Rae, following it 0.6 miles to the end circle. We will stage in front of “Lot 191″. Try this mapquest MAP.
Please come with sturdy shoes, long pants, water, sunscreen, and a hat or bike helmet; and gloves if you have some. Consider bringing raingear, weather is changesome. We will provide hard-hats, tools and equipment, guidance and training. Kids under 18 must be accompanied by an adult.