Build - Matson Hill - Trail Building Day 11-14-20

Date: Saturday, November 14, 2020 - 9am - 1pm

Location: The Matson Hill Park main trail head

COVID-19 & Trailbuilding: As most trail crews are small, working outside of normal exposure to the public, trail building is an inherently “socially isolated” activity. GORC believes that utilizing best practices in maintaining a hygienic and safe work site can minimize the potential of exposure to COVID-19 for volunteers and the general public.  We will require all volunteers to maintain a physical distance of 6' while working.  If that is not possible, a mask will be required.  If you feel sick or have been exposed to someone who has recently been diagnosed with COVID-19, please stay home.  We will look forward to seeing you at a future trail build.

Where:

(The most straightforward way) from the Highway 40/94 interchange: Take Highway 94 South approximately 13 miles. Go past Defiance to Matson, turn right and follow Matson Hill Rd to the top of the hill. Turn right onto Matson Road (now paved) and go ~ .5 mile to the trailhead, which will be on your left. Click Here for Park location.
 
If the lot would fill up, parking is available at the Katy Trail Matson Depot at the junction of Hwy 94 and Matson Hill Road.  You can carpool up from there.
 

Why: TBD

Got Q's?: Please read the link to pilznr's "What to expect at a Trail Build Day" - http://forum.gorctrails.com/index.php/topic/2265-what-to-expect-at-a-trail-building-day/.  Or, post up here, and we'll do our best to answer things for ya.

We also want to make sure everyone knows there are no restroom facilities at this location.

Weather: The decision to cancel will be made by SCCP's and posted on the Trail Hotline (636-707-0011, click the programs prompt), so if there is any doubt, please check there before heading out.  We will do our best to update the forum/Twitter, but that will rely upon available cell coverage.  
 
GORC/SCCP's will provide on site instruction, tools, gloves, safety glasses, and a post event lunch*.
*Please contact us if you have any specific food requirements (veggie or food allergy), and we'll do our best to assist you.
 

Lunch will be provided.

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When
November 14th, 2020 9:00 AM through  1:00 PM
Location
Matson Hill - Trailhead Parking Lot
Matson, MO 63341
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Current Membership Count

Individual 395
Family 91
Lifetime 60
Business 2
Total Memberships: 548

2020 Volunteer Hours

Rock Hollow: 987
Klondike: 923
Cliff Cave: 808
Greensfelder: 717
Eureka MTB Park: 442
Chubb Trail: 279
Shepherd Mountain: 232
Lost Valley: 194
Bluff View: 180
SIUE: 132
Matson Hill: 108
Al Foster Memorial Trail: 88
Creve Coeur Lake: 44
Indian Camp Creek: 25
Broemmelsiek: 16
Castlewood State Park: 9
OT - Council Bluff: 6
Bangert Island: 5
Quail Ridge: 5
OT - North Trace: 5
OT - Middle Fork: 4

2020 Volunteer Hours by Type

Trail Construction: 3,104
Trail Maintenance: 1,437
Meeting: 675
Trail Design: 307
Sawyer/Swamper: 111
General Administration: 64
Tool Management: 60
Ride Guide: 30

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