Trail Work Day, Saturday October 9, 2004

Click on an image to see it full size. Kelli contributed some of these picture - Thanks!

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Ranger Bruce, the trail boss, stands in front of the truck full of trail tools and watches the demo of how to use a pick-axe.
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This is how not to use a pick-axe (don't raise above the shoulder level unless you want the head to slide down the shaft and whack your hand!)
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Some of the volunteers below working on the switchback section
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We were building a brand new trail and this is how it looked behind us, after we'd gone by.
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The trail ahead improves a little as each person passes by
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The trail is just rubble at this stage
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North Ranchers turn and wave, and a couple of other get caught up in the spirit
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Susan takes a little break. The tool she's using is called a "McLeod"
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Wendi widens the trail as Charles looks on
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Susan and Kickstand Pete take a short break
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Yongky, with Alan who made the trip up from Orange County
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Near the front end of the work crew the trail isn't as well developed.
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This eventually will be a switchback, turning uphill to the left
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The uphill side of the embryonic switchback. There's another crew working towards it from above.
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Kelli's taking a break
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Pete and Wendi are widening the trail
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North-Ranchers who were working on the trail, plus a few others. Conspicuously absent are all of the ride leaders.
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Having lunch afterwards. Unfortunately I didn't get a picture of Joe Dilman calling raffle ticket numbers with a bullhorn.
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