Tuesday, June 30, 2020

Sixteen down, 16 more miles to go


Palisade Plunge crew members continue the rockwork at the steep notch around milepost (MP) 26.75.

Almost 16 miles of The Palisade Plunge, a 32-mile singletrack trail, has been completed, leaving about a mile and a half to go before the completion of Phase 1. Crews have already started clearing vegetation within areas of Phase 2.

Crews kept to their same plan of attack from last week — half of the crew cutting new trail, and the other half continuing the rockwork at the steep notch around milepost (MP) 26.75.

Nearly 16 miles of the Palisade Plunge Trail has been completed leaving about a mile and a half to go before the completion of Phase 1.

Palisade Plunge Trail crew members have yet to form a truce with the biting gnats.
The crew working on the notch, have made progress, but it’s very time-consuming work. They are still making use of hand lines and safety ropes, as they continue with the seemingly endless task of chipping away at the cliffside. However, the trail is starting to take shape through this notched area. The crew is hoping to finish this area within the next couple of weeks.

Palisade crews spot a Chinook helicopter flying below them, and they are reminded of the altitude of the trail.

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