We’re hoping that the weather for February is better than it was last year, because there are some significant things for area trails coming up this month and in early March.

-February 4th, Wed. is the regular monthly meeting at the Schlafly Tap Room. If you have a project you’d like to get GORC involved with, then come and talk about it.

-February 7th, Sat. there are 2 workdays, both running from 9am-1pm, so you have your choice of where to go:

Chubb – we will be clearing the river bottom trail of the logs which the recent floods left. We will also be improving the Tyson Creek crossing, which washed out during the Ike storm in September, and rerouting a small section of the trail. Look here for further details.
Indian Camp Creek-we hope to open a new piece of trail after this workday, but it will require a large turnout in order to do so.

-February 28th, Sat. 9am-1pm, Lost Valley- big things here. Pending final approval, there will be a significant amount of new trail added here to replace the section near the bridge on the northwestern side of the trail. More details will be published on the forum as they become available.

-March 7th, Sat. 9am-1pm, Matson Hill- will see us starting Phase One of construction on the new property, in addition to rerouting some unsustainable areas on the existing trail. This is the start of a multi-year project that will see Matson’s singletrack triple or quadruple.

As you can see there’s a lot going on, and need all the volunteer help we can get. Please consider coming out and helping. Also, look on the forum for information about planned work at Greensfelder which has 3 workdays scheduled this Spring. We’re hoping to re-open the DeClue extension after some significant reworking of areas that proved unsustainable.