Monday, December 11 2006 @ 07:52 AM EST Contributed by: Squonk Views: 1098
Some of us will miss the usual Saturday outing here in Chapel Hill and Carrboro this week. Prior to the race at Little River, we'll put some work into trail maintenance, supervised by Triangle Off Roard Cyclists (TORC).
Let's all get out there. Here are details from SKWRYL:
Just a reminder (and clarification for some) that we're having a workday at Little River next weekend, December 16. Several of you have contacted me about working. Thanks! I'd really like to get as many people as possible out there. If you are planning to run the race this year but still want to volunteer, this could be your chance to pitch in.
We plan to have Open Eye Coffee there at 8:30, start working at 9:00, and end around noon. However, if we are in the middle of something, we may work longer than noon. If you can only come for a couple hours, that's fine, too. When we finish, I plan on running the 9 mile course, so, bring your shoes if you'd like to preview either the 5K or 9 miler.
We'll arrange for some carpooling from the Open Eye or you can meet us out there. You don't need to bring anything but workgloves.
We are going to be working on a couple sections of the trails. In particular, we're going to be doing some "rock armoring". Generally, this means fortifying sensitive parts of the trail with rock to help prevent erosion. They'll be lots of digging, scraping, hauling, and lifting...and some trail building machinery to operate (including one of the power wagons they bought with last year's proceeds!!)...something for everyone.
contact skwryl[at]mail.trailheads.org for more information.
1 comments Most Recent Post: 12/11 07:58AM by Squonk
I know some folks signing up for the Little River Trail Run might be feeling a bit hesitant, "depending on the weather." That's understandable, but, well, running through the woods in snow, rain, or sleet is really wonderful!
There are stories I could tell, but some of you may have your own notes to share. I will simply say that winter trail running can be very tranquil, even when running in a pack.
So don't hibernate! Celebrate! Enjoy winter running - Mother Nature will appreciate your footprints' faithful statement.
The Witchlands Trail in good ol' Chapel Hill after a winter's dusting.
The Trillium Trail on Brush Mountain, near Blacksburg, Virginia. (I heard an owl hooting during this run.)