Jerry Fonshell President GUMBO
GUMBO NEWS AND TRAIL WORK INFORMATION
Reminder, this weekend is Second Saturday work day. 8 AM Bottom Rd Green Bridge. Trail maintenance is Saturday, July 11th. We will continue to work on approved flood plain reroutes between Bottom and Harford Roads. I will have some BOB Trailers to carry tools so we can ride to the work site if you choose. But it isn't too far to walk.
The trail tread in the flood plain can not handle frequent rain events. Anyone that's ridden in the last two weeks knows that the flats are mud pits and only getting worse. Once the trail tread becomes compacted the water doesn't soak into the ground and dry out. It lays in the lowest spot and in curves and softens more and more with every pass of tires, hoofs and boots. The ideal trail is on the slope of a hill so the trail tread can be slightly out sloped and have grade reversals. GUMBO's main focus is to ensure GFSP has a sustainable trail system that will improve the experience for all users in the park.
Fun times getting the Chicken Bridge back into position.
High Water in the Park. Harford to Bottom. And the reroute away from the bank that is eroding away. Trail tread with ankle deep water shows where we need to cut some drains. don't forget July's work day. Second Saturday. Bottom Rd. 8 am.
Great turnout for the Trail work day. Watch the slide show of pictures. or click the button below for pictures on Facebook link.
Recent destruction and vandalism to block state park trail.
Last years work day lunch.
Good time after trail maintenance at GFSP, Jerusalem Mill trail. Thanks for you help. And thanks to Rick Decker and Percy Lee Dairy Farm Foundation for hosting the Founders Work Day and providing a catered lunch from Sunshine Grill located at the corner of Harford Rd. and Fork Rd.