Our running club, Quicksilver, has "adopted" the New Almaden Trail at Quicksilver County Park. That means that our club is responsible for the upkeep of that trail. We have a volunteer named Paul Fick who has dedicated himself to coordinating the various club volunteers who want to (are required to) do trail work (oh, and he does a heck of a lot of the manual work).
Saturday was a "Trail work day", so if you happened to be venturing along the New Almaden Trail in Quicksilver County Park, and saw a bunch of skinny, weak lookin people with shovels- that was us. I find it mildly amusing that someone thought that people who are completely optimized for covering a hundred miles of mountainous terrain within a single day would be good candidates for "moving dirt". Anyways, persistence is sometimes as good as brute force, so it seems that we were able to do some pretty good work.
|There is Morgan (with the shorts) oblivious to what Poison Oak can do...|
|Gettin to work! (Before Pic)|
|Creating a "Berm" to redirect rain water away from the trail...|
|There use to be a rock here|
|That is where it went.|
|Recon of trail work from last month.|
|We are basically creating the best trail there is.|
|Even at 1:30 p.m. you can find ice in the bay area...|
|I am going to the peak to the right.|
|Views as I am getting closer to the summit.|
|Views from Sombroso. See the "box"?|
|More Views from Sombroso.|
|Sun is setting as I am heading back to the car.|