Skyline Trail

Posted: January 28, 2013 by Hans in Equestrian Trails, Hiking Trails, Mountain Biking Trail, Trail building

Project summary: Construction of the Skyline Trail

Project location: Big Bear, CA

Client: Big Bear Valley Trails Foundation trailsfoundation.org

Project Completion Date: Spring 2013

Project Details: Construction of 7.5 miles of the Skyline Trail in the San Bernardino National Forest. Approximately 3 miles of the trail was built in the fall of 2012. We will return in the spring once the snow melts. We are doing the rough cut and volunteers are doing the finish work. Keep an eye on the Trails Foundation web site for volunteer opportunities.

Day one: checking the trail alignment while the snow comes down.

Day one: checking the trail alignment while the snow comes down.

Starting to build

Starting to build

We had a lot of rain while working up there in November. Luckily the soil is almost all decomposed granite so we did not have any mud.

We had a lot of rain while working up there in November. Luckily the soil is almost all decomposed granite (DG) so we did not have any mud. The rain helps for shaping the soil and packing things in. Not to mention keeping the dust down.

We had some vandalism happen to our equipment while on site and our cargo trailer was broken into. When we show up for work one morning and saw this not on the back of our excavator written in the dirt it certainly helped to make up for some of those things!

We had some vandalism to our equipment while on site and our cargo trailer was broken into. When we showed up for work one morning and saw this note on the back of our excavator it certainly helped to make up for some of those things!

Click here to read the article in the Big Bear Grizzly about this project

Click here to view more photos of this project.

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