Monday, July 21, 2014

Work party 9am - noon Wednesday July 23

Our work party this week will continue trail tread stabilization near the wood steps on the north side of the river trail, above the 2013 washout. We are putting in retaining wall and filling the trail to provide a wider and more stable trail in the loose material in that section.

We will meet at the New Denver highway trailhead. Tools will be provided.

Monday, July 14, 2014

Work party Wednesday July 16 9am to noon

This week we will continue building a retaining wall near the wood steps on the north side. This will help turn the temporary bypass trail put in after the 2013 washout into a permanent trail. Val will be your fearless leader as Stu is away.

Please meet at the New Denver highway trailhead. Tools will be provided. Val is asking for muscles this week to finish the job, and I don't think he was just hoping his own would suddenly double in size. The weather should be fabulous and many hands make light work, so please try to come out Wednesday morning at 9 am.

Sunday, July 6, 2014

Work party Wednesday July 9 9am to noon

This week we will begin work on stabilizing the trail tread near the wood steps on the north side. This is the section that washed away in 2013 and where we put in a "temporary" trail tread. It is likely going to become a "permanent" trail now, so we will build some retaining wall with 2x8 and rebar, then filling to make a better supported trail tread.

We will meet at the New Denver highway trailhead. Tools will be provided.

Monday, June 30, 2014

Work party Wednesday July 2 9am-noon

This week we will be working on the south side Kaslo River trail, filling in the long section of steps, and repairing a hole in the trail just near there.

We will meet at the end of Arena Ave and walk in from there.  For tools, just a shovel will be fine, and polaskis, rakes etc. will be provided.

Friday, June 27, 2014

Work party Saturday June 28 9am to 12noon

Our next work party will be on Saturday June 28, where we will finish spreading wood chips along the new trail at the airstrip. Depending on time, we could also go to the south side river trail to place more fill in the long section of steps, and to fill a hole in the trail where some cribbing has given out.

For tools, clippers, pitchfork, wheelbarrow if you have them. We will meet just west of the wind sock at the airstrip.

Note:  This blog post went up late, on June 30 2014, while a similar notice to the Trailblazers' email list went out before the work party.  We post this for completeness, and proffer apologies for any confusion.

Monday, June 16, 2014

Wednesday work party postponed to June 25th

The work party is cancelled this week. The 5th Street bridge engineer has called an on-site meeting for Wednesday, and so there will no KTS directors available to run the work party.

Next week…….same time…..same place……same work…..hope to see you there.

Wednesday June 18 work party 9am-noon

Thanks to a big work crew last week, there is just a short section of the new trail to spread wood chips on to, and then a final clipping of twigs and small bit of brush saw clearing for sight lines. Once finished there, if time permits we will move to the south side river trail to work on a short collapsing trail section just below the long stairs, and filling in the stairs.

For tools, clippers, pitchfork, wheelbarrow if you have them. We will meet just west of the wind sock at the airstrip.

Monday, June 9, 2014

Work party Wednesday June 11 9am-noon

Our work will continue this week on the new trail near the airstrip. Thanks to Charles and his trusty Kaboda tractor, all of the trail tread is now cleared of large rock and stumps. We will continue to place a surface of wood chips.

Meet just past the airport wind sock and for tools, a rake, wheelbarrow if you have one, pitch fork. Ken will be coordinating the work party this week.

Thursday, June 5, 2014

We've entered the $100,000 Kraft TSN Contest

Click here to leave a comment and help us win!
We came so close last year, so we're trying again!  

We've entered the Kraft Celebration Tour contest in a bid to win $25,000 and possibly even $100,000.  This would nicely complete the 5th Street Unity Bridge and allow us to expand one of the cabins in the Mt. Buchanan Recreational Area for cross-country skiing and biking programs.

The selection process is a little different in 2014 as a judging panel will choose 10 finalists to be announced on July 1st.  Each finalist gets at least $25,000 but online voting then chooses a grand prize winner from across the country to get $100,000.   

Please go to our nomination page on the Kraft Celebration Tour website  (or click the red Kraft Celebration Tour image) and post a comment, as the judges are influenced by the online support each nomination receives.

Kaslo LoggerSports has won before but the officials have stated that the same community can win more than once, so we're giving it a go!

Sunday, June 1, 2014

Work party Wednesday June 4 9am-noon

Our work party this week will be to continue spreading wood chips and finishing the tread development on the new section of the Lettrari Loop near the airstrip.

We will meet to the west of the airstrip wind sock. For tools, a wheelbarrow, rake and pitch fork if you have them.

Thanks and hope to see you there.