American Trails is a fantastic source for information and webinars on trail design and construction. Its webinars and library are a go to source for chapter leads and JORBA park coordinators. You might want to check out the upcoming webinar Introduction to Trail Planning (Part 1 of 3).
We’re continuing with the connection from Rhino to Tapawingo with two days this week. Tuesday after work at 5PM and Sunday at 9AM to noon.
Work from Saturday on the connection to Tapawingo from Rhino. It’s typical Jungle rocks up to the ridge. Look for biweekly and monthly sessions going forward.
The Somerset County Park Commission have closed the yellow trail at the connector. Devil’s Half Acre and the yellow trial going around is CLOSED until further notice. The pink trail going through Devil’s Half Acre is CLOSED until further notice.
We will be building the new connection to Tapawingo from Rhino on April 17th from 9AM to noon. Please join us.
Please welcome Jeremy Klopper as the new representative for the Mine Hill Chapter of JORBA. Jeremy is taking over for Jason Gonsalves. Jason has been the driving force behind all the trails at Dickerson Mine Preserve, none of which would exist without his tireless efforts building and maintaining them. Thank you Jason.
In 2020, the Ringwood Trail Crew recorded 612 volunteer hours. In April, James Bazzano and Tom Pannorfi organized work parties that Park Management permitted, while the Park was technically closed, due to Covid-19 restrictions. Strict mask protocol was observed, and social distancing encouraged. Standout projects include removal of a dilapidated 20+ year old bridge, that…
3/20/2021, Bill Romollino Not much new to report. Tackling trail maintenance in very small groups 1-2 people due to COVID-19. No new trail projects or re-routes in play. Working to finalize placement of repair kiosk near the park HQ and install. Continue to work with park staff on adopting and blazing social trails within the…
103 hours worked. Big blow down of large oaks. Took two, five hour days to clear. Six people each day. Trail is open and clear of debris, I ride it once a week to check. New brush hog is much easier to use and makes clearing trail very efficient. Could use two large hand saws.Jim Costello
215 hours Constant tree removal throughout the year Rock causeway (wet re-route) completed on White Trail Pink blazing on Lumpy Bumpy Extensive ‘brush-back’ at Deer Park and Tranquility side Kiosk maintenance Bridge repair on Allamuchy Pond Trail Continued closing of rouge trail on the lower Red Trail Lower Four Bump Alternate to Lumpy Bumpy (wet…