november trail crew update
During the first part of November, you could find Bill on the Southview system in Iron County where he was cleaning drains that were filled by the summer monsoons. He specifically spent some time on Boulder Dash trail since it had been slightly damaged in the rains. He spent a good amount of time on Green Hollow cleaning the drains and fixing some spots where the trail crossed some major drainages.
Following the work on Green Hollow in Iron County, Bill moved his focus to Washington County. He started on the Virgin and the Sheep Bridge trail system. For every new trail project, Bill has to take some time ‘scouting’ the region. This involves checking out the trail, finding problem spots, and planning out the project ahead of him. During November, he scouted the Jem trail and Flying Monkey for the coming months.
After scouting, Bill started working on the Jem trail switchbacks. He’s currently working to armor the entire length of with rocks large enough. One tool that he is using a lot on this project is a “come-a-long” which allows him to drag the rocks inch by inch to the trail (you can see how big jobs like this can become tedious work really quickly).
None of the trail work would be possible without the support of our amazing community partners- Greater Zion Tourism office and Visit Cedar City. Find updates and more to do in Washington and Iron Counties here: Greater Zion & Visit Cedar City
CHECK OUT SOME PICTURES FROM NOVEMBER: