Project summary: Trail planning, design, construction, training and leading

Project location: Armenia

Client: Transcaucasian Trail Organization

Project Completion Date: Ongoing

Project Details: The Transcaucasian Trail (TCT) is a long distance trail that will start at the Black Sea in Georgia and continue through Armenia and into Iran. In the spring of 2017 Bellfree Contractors was hired to help with the planning and design work of segments of the TCT in Armenia’s Dilijan National Park. In June construction began with volunteer crews trained and led by Bellfree Contractors.

By the end of 2017 approximately 80 km of trail was ready for hikers. This was a combination of  repaired old roads, old trails and newly constructed trails.

In 2018 work continued on the trail with new segments added in the Vayots Dzor region.

All segments in Dilijan can be found on the HikeArmenia web site and app. The new segments in Vayots Dzor will be added soon.

Photos from the project can be viewed here: Project photos

As part of the DR Horton housing development project trail improvements were made to an existing trail. We installed 5 Western Wood pedestrian bridges. Though not as remote as many of our other projects building these bridges proved to be a challenge. The longest bridge was 70′ long.

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More Photos can be viewed here: Project Photos

 

 

 

Sapwi Bike Park

Posted: November 13, 2018 by Hans in Bike Parks, Uncategorized

In September 2018 we completed the pump track which was phase 1 of the Sapwi Bike Park in Thousand Oaks, CA. sapwi_finish_0904_029More photos of this project can be found here. Photos

See a video from opening day here. Sapwi Video

For more information on the park visit: Sapwi Bike Park

Fillmore Bike Park

Posted: April 24, 2015 by Hans in Bike Parks, Uncategorized

We have completed the Fillmore Bike Park and the grand opening was held on March 21, 2015. Here is a link to an article in the Fillmore Gazette about the opening ceremony. http://www.fillmoregazette.com/front-page/pump-track-official-opening-held-saturday

And here is a great video of the park made by one of the bike park volunteers.

This property had over 4000 square feet of grass. That took a lot of water to keep green and a lot of time to mow and keep it looking good. The homeowner was able to take advantage of the cash for grass rebate program and receive a $4k rebate. The rebate available for LADWP customers is now up to $3.75 per square foot for the first 1500 square feet of grass replaced with drought tolerant plants.

We can assist you with the rebate and permitting process and convert your yard or business to a drought tolerant garden. A native garden also requires much less maintenance saving you time and money.

We removed all grass and irrigation valves and lines. Drip irrigation was installed along with California Native plants. These plants once established require very little water. The garden has many different colors and wonderful scents.

This project also included real stone veneer on the house and columns, new wrought iron and vinyl fencing, two gates, second driveway, RV parking area, retaining walls, new water line sub meter and the installation of two decomposed granite paths.IMG_1100 IMG_1102 IMG_1956 IMG_1957IMG_1955

Crafton Hills College

Posted: January 19, 2015 by Hans in Hiking Trails, Trail building, Walking Paths

Project summary: Trail Design and Construction

Project location: Crafton Hills College, Yucaipa, CA

Client: Crafton Hills College

Project Completion Date: May 2014

Project Details: Designed and constructed a trail from a parking lot to provide easy access to the buildings above the lot. The project included Timber steps and Lodgepole Fencing.

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More Photos of this project here

Project summary: Mustard Road Repairs

Project location: Limestone Canyon Wilderness Park

Client: Orange County Parks

Project Completion Date: January 2014

Project Details: A section of the dirt road had eroded and slid during heavy rains. We constructed several rock retaining walls with imported rock to terrace and stabilize the slope below the road. We directed the storm water away from this area by installing drainage dips on the road upslope of the problem area.

 

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Landslide

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The Road had been washed away

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Imported Granite Rock for Retaining Walls and Armor Drains

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Grading area and moving Rocks into place

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Each wall section is pitched to drain the Water across the Slope

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Road is back in service