On June 16 a crew of 8 Trail Blazers from Southwest Conservation Corps in Durango arrived in Ridgway to build trail for RAT/COPMOBA and BLM. These folks do not dither, fritter or thrash around. They shred dirt like a Sutter 300 Mini Dozer burning nitro-methane. Scott has put them to work cutting in a new bench along the west side of the ridge rising from the top of Amateur Hour up to the Four Corners intersection. This is a difficult build and you will not believe the progress they have made in 3 days of effort.
Meanwhile, Americorps continues the steady process of expanding our system west of the gravel pit road. With these two crews plowing rapidly ahead, by the end of our Volunteer Weekend on June 22, we will have a complete, single track loop circling around and up from about the intersection of County Roads 10 and 10B, past the gravel pit, up to Four Corners, and back down through the Hood and Disneyland. RAT looks forward to welcoming all volunteers on June 21 and 22. We will rendezvous at the intersection of County Roads 10 and 10B, then proceed to the work location