Yesterday, Gary, Kevin, Gary, and I rode from 28 Mile up to Gable, across Boulder FSR to Traverse and then back to 28 Mile by Howe Campground, stopping at two snowmobile cabins. The sky was clear, so we enjoyed all the great scenery. The only bad thing was all the waterbars we came across. It seems like every time we ride a trail for the first time this year there are more waterbars. There are some on Gable just after the turn to Uno. There is also a large slide in this area (the road is starting to slide down a couple hundred feet into the creek). Some waterbars are six feet deep and starting to wash out deeper. We made it through this time, but soon we will have to become creative. The brush is getting thicker also, from Boulder FSR to Traverse. It was a great ride. Jesse
Grand Forks ATV members were On The Trail recently. The trial from Pass Creek to Rock Candy FSR is a great bypass link. The new deactivation water bar regulations have had a great effect on this trail. Members were extremely careful due to hot temperatures starting early and having fire fighting equipment on hand. The trail had been originally re-opened during the 2015-16 Job Creation Program and the recent trail work was needed. Many thanks to the GFATV members for their hard work. Gary ,Kevin and myself spent the day clearing the loop from Rock Candy FSR. It is easily passable but still a little bushy. We all drove through where they removed the culvert, but a wide machine might have trouble . There are over 50 water bars not all new.
Grand Forks ATV is pleased to lend their HD Stil Trimmer to Boundary Historical Society. BHS and GFATV have worked together to maintain the Phoenix Historical Cemetery. BHS recently used ground penetrating radar to locate graves in the old cemetery. The cemetery is located east of Greenwood and has many graves, lots dating back to the late 1800, early 1900. Located near the historic mine site Phoenix.
BHS partnered with the Grand Forks Woodworkers and replaced the picket fences around the graves.
Great to see the collaboration between the societies helping to keep the local historic locations in good shape.
Many thanks to Grand Forks Rotary for suppling the funding to purchase the HD Trimmer.