The trail work day scheduled for Sat. 8/29 has been postponed until Sunday August 30 at 8:30am due to rain.
The goal of this trail work day is to take apart the 20' pole bridge on the Head Pond Connector trail and to build a new steel 20' bridge in its place. The new steel bridge will be able to support fully loaded dump trucks. Here is a link to an article showing us building that pole bridge in September of 2017:
The 20' pole bridge will be donated to the White Mt. Ridge Runners snowmobile club in Berlin to replace a 12' bridge on Corridor 11 that fell into a stream.
Since we are saving the 20' pole bridge, all materials will be carefully taken apart, nails removed and the runners will be tagged so they can be put back in the same order as they were taken apart. Then these materials will be transported down the hill to the log yard and new bridge materials will be hauled back up.
Please bring the following tools: claw hammer, crow bars and steel pry bars. Also bring a portable drill if you have it for fastening down the 4" x 6" decking on the new bridge with Timberlok screws.
This bridge site is only accessible by ATV but you can trailer to a log yard 1/2 mile from the bridge site or you can drive your ATV to the site. If you have an ATV hitch with a 2" ball, please bring that since we will be using a heavy duty trailer to pull materials up the hill.
If you have a tow strap, please bring that as well since we may have to daisy chain ATV's together to get the trailer up the hill.
Directions by car or ATV:
Take Rt. 110A north to Rt. 110B
Take Rt. 110B east for 1.25 miles
Take a right on Bob Benson's log road
Follow gravel road 1.25 miles to log yard.
Leave your car and trailer at the log yard.
Bridge site is 1/2 mile south of log yard at the top of a steep hill.