Jack 'n Jill !We have started building the new trail, tentatively named "Jack 'n Jill", as Phase II (we are currently working on Phase I) requires you to go up the hill, albeit no pail of water at the top... who puts a well at the top of a hill anyway ? The name also fits in with the nursery rhyme theme for the trails on the southside of the property.
|(L)Toni - (R) Clayton|
|The trail progresses|
Phase I, II and IIIJack 'n Jill Phase I has been roughed out 98% (one corner to go), the build is well under way and finishes with an access to Glenns Ck Rd. The trail corridor for Phase II has been selected. This part of the trail involves a long climb on a hand built, rolling contour trail ie LOTS of benching and terminates at a temporary connection to Red Riding Hood. Phase III has yet to be decided !
Toe Bone - MaintenanceOne of the sins I committed when first building was to build a structure that relied on the fasteners for it's strength. This is verboten under IMBA trail building rules to which we are trying to stick to, the years also showed why. The decking started to come off. So out we went to redo it properly. We felled timber for the decking by using coppicing of local timber right beside the structure, we debarked then left them for several weeks to "cure".
|New stringers curing and decking being detached|
|New stringers atatched, Adze work done|
|Competed structure, done just before the Social Trail Ride.|
Structure now looks great ! The "Log Bridge Ride of D'eath" indeed !