We are all patiently waiting for the Carriage Trail to dry out. Please stay off the Carriage Trail with your mountain bike. VYCC did a lot of drainage work last year but trail still could be soft in April and May. Please be respectful of our trail that was many years in the making.
The Carriage Trail came into concept in 2007. It took us 6 years to get approval from all the landowners.
Thanks to a VTrans Grant we were able to have VYCC come in 2013 to make the Carriage Trail sustainable. VYCC returned on the same grant in 2014 and put more drainage in areas that we had problems with in the spring.
We are extremely hopeful that spring of 2015 the trail will dry out quicker so we can play on it quicker.
A huge thank you to the private and public landowners for allowing us to ‘officially’ open this trail.
Rutland Rec hosts a number of events during the spring, summer and fall. To find out more information on these events in the park please visit their website at www.rutlandrec.com.
Events range from the Women’s mountain bike clinic in May, to the Youth Mountain bike group during the summer, Summer Sunset 5K race series and the Droopy Pedal Mountain bike race series. For more information on these fantastic events visit www.rutlandrec.com.
The Pine Hill Partnership had their annual meeting last week(March 2014) and welcomed four new board members—Keith Wight, Ben Reller, Andy Shinn and Joel Blumenthal. The officers for this year are Tim Vile as president, Keith Wight as vice president and Shelley Lutz as secretary/treasurer.
Thank you to outgoing president Michael Smith for his years of service to the park.
The Partnership are the stewards of the park and the Carriage Trail that runs from Pine Hill to Proctor. The city is very appreciative of their support for the park.
VYCC finished up this past weekend. Wait till you see some of the incredible work they did all while camping out with the mosquitoes for 3 weeks. With luck we’ll have the Carriage Trail blazed by mid-September so it will be easier for folks to follow. If you get adventurous now the trail is passable but there are trees down on the Proctor side and it does get confusing over there with all the logging roads.
Youth Works finished up this past week also and did an absolutely fantastic job again in the park. They had over 2500 hours on Exit Strategy. The last two weeks we had them on PA4J(just past the Stegosaurus intersection), Upper Jersey, Upper Droopy, Svelte Tiger and Lower Droopy trying to dry out mud puddles which have been persistent this year. We are missing a hazel hoe on either on PA4J, Upper Jersey or Upper Droopy. A Pulaski is missing on upper part of Svelte Tiger or the lower part of Droopy(between Svelte and Upper Ledges). If you find one of these tools let us know.
We have a community work night this Thursday at 5pm we hope to finish off Exit Strategy if we get enough man power to move surepak and dirt into the last two corners. We’re really, really close. This trail will be a blast to ride!
Please keep an eye out for our missing tools, they would like a good home for winter.
Thank you very much for your support of Pine Hill Partnership, Inc.