Rain picks wrong day, shows up on NTD
There's a never a good day to rain, and we've had way more than our share lately, but unfortunately it cut short some of the trail construction on National Trails Day this past Saturday. A little rain never hurt anyone, but lightning sometimes does, so when the skies opened up and the bolts came closer, we decided to be better safe than sorry, rather than stay on the top of a prominent ridge next to some tall trees.
But thanks to the great turnout, we still made some great progress on the Mesa Trail. We put the knowledge gained from the recent IMBA TCC visit to built some more great bench cut trail.
The cold rain made the NTD feast taste all the better. Special thanks to Al and Jerrine for cooking up a great pulled pork, chili, and all the fixings lunch for our cold and drenched crew.
This leaves plenty to do to finish the trail. We may consider scheduling some "hard corps" days in July and August like we used to do back in 1999 and 2000. These are extra days we schedule on a "what the heck, why not" basis. Because people usually still show up and great trail gets built!