New Trails enabled by the The Fire on the Rim Bike Race

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While our regular trail work has been focused on the sections used in the Fire on the Rim Bike Race, the money raised from last year’s race is enabling dramatic new trail in Pine Creek Canyon. Tom Stenerson has been working hard on mapping the route and working with the contractor we were able to hire to clear long sections …

Bridges and Tuneup on Trail 15 Re-Route

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A Trail Work crew of about seven volunteers did some more work on the reroute section above the Mohawak trailhead section of Trail 15 in Pine. With one more work session, this should be connected to the main trail. Part of us working on building a crossing of a seeping and middy drainage, using a giant slab of sandstone pulled …

Trail 15 Re-Route Work Day

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A group of about 12 volunteers showed up at the Mowhawk Trailhead in Pine to work on some re-routes on Trail 15, the section just south of the junction with the Mowhawk Trail. This is part of the connector that riders in the Fire on the Rim race use who are doing more than one loop. We welcomed a few …

Trail Work Featured in the Roundup

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We are featured among the St Paddy’s Days activities in today’s Payson Roundup: Janet Brandt, wife of retired Pine-Strawberry Fire Department captain and PSFR president, is responsible for securing most of the grants the group has received. Mike Brandt is touting Trail #28 as a route where hikers are afforded stunning views. Also on the PSFR agenda, two ends of …

Trail Work Schedule October-November 2016

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Here’s the new schedule for trail work in October & November. We will be working on a reroute on the Pine Strawberry Trail; Trail #15. We will meet at the Mohawk Drive entrance, which is the county access just to the north of 3778 Mohawk Dr. in Pine. We also have the trail work calendar online. October 8, Saturday, 8 …

Completion of Bearfoot Trail Bridge

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Today was a big day for our trail projects, as it marks completion of the bridge across Pine Creek that will unite the Bearfoot trail with the Pine Canyon trail system. And our volunteers assembled and put the bridge in place over a few weekends (with help from many people) Near the end of the three year long National Environmental …

Pine Creek Bridge Assembly

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Two weeks after our last work day to set up the footings, on Saturday March 26 a large volunteer crew went out to the Bearfoot Trail’s crossing of Pine Creek (just north of Camp Lomia) to put the bridge in. This event was a long time coming, and we could not have had a better warm sunny day for this …

Preparing for the Bridge Across Pine Creek

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More than a dozen local volunteers and Forest Service staff showed up Saturday, March 12 to build the footers for the new footbridge that will provide a crossing of Pine Creek north of Camp Lo Mia. The work involved clearing trees and brush, digging out the 18 inch deep holes, installing forms, plus mixing and pouring the concrete. The team …