Thursday, May 29, 2014

The Trail Masons will be hosting a workday from 9am till noon on Saturday June 7th for National Trails Day at shelter 14 of Wyandotte County Lake. We will be working on clearing new trail and completing tasks such as brush removal, destobing and pruning. All skill levels are welcome. We will be working in undeveloped forest (aka you will get to learn what poison ivy looks like) so long pants, long sleeves and bug repellent is recommended also bring some form of hydration for yourself. Trail Masons will provide all needed tools but if you have your own feel free to bring them out.

Tuesday, May 20, 2014

Hello all This blog has been neglected for a long time as the Trail Masons moved most of our online activity to Facebook (see link on side of page).  We hope this blog will allow those that do not use Facebook an easy conduit to our activity's and also allow a less fluid and hopefully easier to reference site for important information workdays and events.  

So whats new with the Trail Masons Association. First off We have a new board of directors Comprising of 
Jim Megerson - President, Cliff Jones (Me)- Vice President, Shane Jones - Quartermaster/Master builder, Scott Lathrom - Treasurer, Bob Fortier - Secretary, , Corey Lutters - Bridal Trail Scout and Hogan Matson - MTB Technical Features. With some fresh blood we hope to be able to continue our mission of creating and maintaining sustainable single track at Wyandotte county lake.  

So far our progress at Wyandotte county Lake has brought into existence The East Dam Trail System.That comprises of over 11 miles of sustainable singletrack designed for Mountain Biking, Trail Running and Hiking .
With the East Dam system finished we have moved our focus on to improving and expanding the West Dam Trail System which will include about 4 Miles of sustainable singletack also designed for Mountain Biking, Trail Running and Hiking.
Even know building is the fun part of what we do, we don't just build trails we also maintain them. We spend hundreds of hours a year not only maintaining the East and West Dam Trail systems that we have created but also maintaining the Bridal trail that has been in existence for many years and is heavily used by the equestrians and trail runners and even a few hardy Mountain Bikers.

Hope to See you on the Trails
Cliff