Always down for anything, @eoisaacs and I found it all on this ride. From techgnar jank and log drops to buffy trails and berms. This particular line was unique as we don’t get many slickrock chutes around here.
By way of graffiti, we know this mile marker has been nailed to this tree since at least 1970. But the trail that it marks is much older. We also know that Hal Miller was a local forester and in 1990 he scratched his mark. And because we know that similar traditions were common in ‘the outfit’ we might infer that these signatures were left by Forest Service workers over the years.
In the interest of clarity, all of the trail work I’m doing occurs on inventoried USFS trails with current volunteer agreements, saw certifications, adherence to standards and safe work practices.
These are neglected, historic pack routes and I consider the work that I’m doing historical preservation. I have a degree in Geography with an emphasis in planning and a work history that includes trail building, landscaping, and construction. I’m not fucking around. This is my passion.