|A portion of the wrecked trail|
Our job was to dig up huge rocks that could be moved in to stabilize the trail, then dig a whole pile of dirt and gravel up to fill the trail. All of this had to be done while working on a 20° slope. And it was reasonably hard work, as the rocks -- which were the size of microwave ovens -- had to be carried or dragged down the mountain, the dirt had to be put in wheelbarrows or buckets and carried up and down, and the gravel beds we sourced were across a steep, slippery uneven slope full of ground squirrel holes.
|The crew at work. Looking south down the pass.|
|The parking lot in the background, over 200 m below|
|The crew. Pocaterra Cirque in the background|
|Pocaterra Ridge, an excellent ridgewalk|
|Into the cirque|
|Looking back. Worksite just over the ridge by the trees|
|The creek in the cirque forms a chasm|
|The chasm in the lip of the hanging valley|
|The creek exiting the valley. Highwood Ridge on the right|
But we also made a big difference (granted, only to a small section of trail). At least 100 people were out hiking it that nice Saturday. All thanked us for your hard work. Fun, that.