We will not be removing leaves from the trails this year. We understand the leaves make the trails slippery. We have experimented with removing leaves and it really damages our trail system in Pine Hill Park in the long run. We blow what precious dirt we have off the trail and leaves then end up clogging the drainage’s that we work hard on keeping opening to let water escape the trail tread. Our soils are totally different than other areas and our trails benefit from leaving leaves on the trails. The leaves will get ground in as people ride, run and walk on them.
We appreciate your cooperation by riding, running, walking a touch bit slower.
This is an excellent video to explain why we do not remove leaves.
New skills track right at the front entrance is coming in nicely. It is not quite fully finished but in nice enough condition to ride in its current state. Check out some of the hard work by the local volunteers.
Thank you to Augie Levins for taking the project on for building a park bench. Community Bank donated money for two benches. One bench will go on the view point on Droopy Muffin and the other one will go on Underdog. There are more benches planned in the future.
We wouldn’t have our trail system today without Youth Works coming to Rutland every year. The hard work these folks put in without the benefit of using the trail system is amazing.
Summer of 2018 we have started a new trail near Intersection 36. It has about 1000′ of finished trail tread that still needs a few refinements next year. 2019 will bring another summer of working on this trail which when done will be roughly 3800′. It’s a very long, curvy trail that could use a lot more volunteers to complete it. We can only build about 1000′-1500′ of trail a summer depending on volunteer groups and weather.
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Pine Hill Partnership over sees the building and maintenance of Pine Hill Park, Redfield Trails and the Carriage Trail. We are ALL volunteers, we are not paid by Rutland Rec or Rutland City. We raise all our own money to build, maintain the park. Please consider helping out with contribution, labor is always needed. If you can run a chainsaw and have safety gear we would love to add you to our list of sawyers primarily for downed trees. Could we count on you? Contact email@example.com
August 15th, Stegosaurus will be closed for the day while we remove a couple of large dead oaks near Hour Glass Bridge. Please refrain from riding, hiking or trail running on Stego Wednesday. THANK YOU.
Please HELP US! Thursday, August 16th at 5:30pm. Meet at Giorgetti, bring a weed whacker, bug spray, water, headlamp and PPE(ear and eye protection).
We need YOUR help on Thursday, August 16th to help weed whack the Carriage Trail. Meet at Giorgetti and 5:30pm, we will drive up the Pond Rd with gear and hike in from there. There will be a few extra weed whackers for folks to use. We can use 15+ people to get the whole trail from Library Pass back to Rocky Pond done. Please consider coming in and helping for a couple of hours on Thursday, 8/16. Bring a head lamp.
Youth Works works with us every Monday and Tuesday from 9:30 to 3pm except for the week of July 4th. Anyone is welcome to join us on these days-you do not have to stay all day. We have gloves and tools for everyone. What to bring….bug spray, lots of water and food.
The skills course is coming in nicely. Bryan has been working hard along with Hunter. The skills course is right behind the kiosk at the main entrance.
Hunter and Liam give two thumbs on the skills course Bryan has been working on the front entrance. The small loop is not quite finished but finished enough for kids and adults to do laps on. Check it out. It’s on the knoll behind the kiosk and gardens.