Life on the Trail, Mud Lake June 19-22
Work got much more enjoyable for the crew this last week, we are back to work in the Lakes Basin on the Mud Lake Trail and things are going well. It’s really nice to work in a spot where we get to ride our bikes in and out of the job on some of the best trails in the world. The morning starts off with a gut busting granny gear climb to get to the job, but when the day is over we get to drop one of my favorite descents back to the truck and to top off all that we usually have cold beer waiting in the creek.
The job we are working on is a realignment of the Mud Lake Trail. The original trail raps around the lake then turns and goes almost straight up the hill toward Mt. Elwell, most of it is steep and loose with lot of water moving down it during the snow melt. The new section we are putting in will shed water easily and be much more enjoyable on a bike, going up or down. The crew will probably be working on this job through the end of July. We have a boat at Long Lake and I will start camping out there this coming week, so if anyone wants to come join us we will be working Tuesday through Friday. The fishing is good and the riding is even better.
Henry O'Donnell, SBTS Crew Leader
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