A few of us Bush Rangers, CORCAs and some other keen local trail advocates went down to Brisbane and helped the Gap Creek Trail Alliance out with a major trail redirect and armoring a creek crossing. There was about 30 of us and in a couple of hours we had scraped out the new trail, moved debris and trunks, made some berms, did some drainage work, armored a creek crossing and covered up the old trail. By the time we left riders were using the new trail. It was an amazing effort and a classic case of many hands make light work.
It was exactly the thing we could have with our own trails alliance. A lot of keen volunteers rocking up with a plan, skills, tools and machinery and then smashing out some good work in short order all over the coast.
Thanks to Ben, Chad, Andrew and Terry for representin’ the Bush Rangers. Thanks to the CORCA guys, Rob MacDonald and the other local guys who came down too. Thanks to the Gap Creek Trails Alliance and Brisbane City Council for having us and giving us great information and advice. And finally a BIG thanks to Kurt Martin from the Sunshine Coast Council for organising this trip and putting on the bus, lunch and coffee – it was a valuable experience.
See you on the trails guys.
Michael “I dug a hole!” Johns