February 23, 2010

Rogue Hoe

No, I'm not talking about anyones wife!!

I'm talking about a trail building tool that we have stumbled across and would like to share. The Rogue Hoe is a simple but very good trailbuilding tool that we started using about 2 months ago and absolutly love. When benching you can't beat it. The width that it provides, significantly speeds up progress. Not the best choice in rocky terrian but a definate advange in most other conditions. This tool comes in many different sizes and shapes, we chose the basic 51/2" and a 7". I would have to say that the 7" is the best size and will be what we purchase in the future.

We found this tool so benificial we wanted to share it with anyone else out there doing the grunt work we call "trailbuilding'

Here is a link to their web site, so you can see for yourself.

February 1, 2010

Trail Work Continues

We've been busy with our current trail project and the added work of clearing trees that the winter storm fell. We have made pretty good progress but it has been slow going. We have worked every Sunday since Christmas with a few added days through the week. Our race date was pushed back from April to June due to all the damage that the park sustained. Below are a few before and after pictures of a recent valley crossing that we just completed. Once again please note the perfect working conditions on the after pictures, it was 15 degrees!!