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The Bridges of Lazy Lizard

Filed in Ski Touring by on October 28, 2013 • views: 1844

It’s been a busy year for trail building and upgrading. One of the most significant projects this year has been the new Lazy Lizard trail. This trial when completed will be a 100% single track route from Mt. Fernie Park to Island Lake Lodge and will all be a 10% grade or less. The trail currently starts at the lower Island Lake parking lot. The plan will be to eventually extend it to join the Stove trail. A couple kilometers of the trail is now built, there are two 20′ steel spans with cedar decking and now three 40′ bridges. The last one is on the second phase of the trail and was just fabricated last week, and flown in, placed and decked this last weekend.

Also we hired a backhoe the week before to do some much needed water control on Gorby trail. We also flew several boardwalks and cedar planks for crossing the water-bars  that the hoe built. A bench was also flown up that will be place at the junction of Old Goats and Gorby (this is in anticipation of old age, us old goats may be needing a rest when we get there in several years 🙂 )

Boardwalks and wood was also flown to upper Stove Trail to address water issues. It was a busy weekend and work will continue as weather permits. Here are some pics of some of the bridges.

Linda and Mitch decking the 40 span on phase #2 of the Lazy Lizard Trail.


Linda, Mitch, and George on the latest bridge.


Materials being flown to Stove.


HOLY FLYING BENCHES BATMAN!!

Happy Trails!

Doug

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