Monday, June 27, 2016

Looking Beautiful and Moving Along Fast

Trail is moving fast along the beautiful Manthei Marsh in the Merrill Memorial Forest as part of the Underdown-Dells Project. Come check it out or please come buff it out.
Pretty Point was reached yesterday. The Marsh trail will be done next week and Prairie Dells will be close in another week.

Sunday, June 19, 2016

Monday Trail Building!

Trail construction starts Monday! Work should start about 9AM and continue into the evening so come on out if you like to move dirt. For the first day the project will be a walk of a few hundred yards past the main gate. Look for the dirt.
I'll have some hand tools, mostly rakes. Feel free to bring your favorite digger or a chainsaw to work ahead of the excavator.

Watch for Boardwalk Saturdays!

Tuesday, June 14, 2016

Getting to the Merrill Memorial Forest

To volunteer and enjoy on the Underdown-Dells trail project turn west on Heineman Road a mile south of Bloomville.  The forest entrance is about two miles from Highway 17 where County R and Spring Lake Road meet Heineman Road.

Trail building begins Monday, June 20th.

Monday, June 13, 2016

Underdown Dells Project Starts in a Week!

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Join us for an amazing volunteer project that will create 5 to 6 new miles of hike-bike trail from the existing Underdown trail system to the brink of the Prairie Dells. Be there to connect the ice marginal ridges above Anderson Lake to the beautiful Manthei Wetland and Precambrian Prairie Dells.
When: Most days and evenings from June 20th to August 12th
Where: Merrill Memorial Forest at the intersection of Heineman Road and County R. Follow the entrance road a quarter mile to the first gate. Construction begins less than a quarter mile past that gate.
What: Although an excavator will do much of the heavy lifting, handwork is essential to finish the trail tread. This is often done with shears and rakes. Boardwalk building could begin in the first week!

Wednesday, June 8, 2016

Trail Mowing Season

Roundtop (Trail G) and Trail X were mowed last night.  More to come this week to set the Underdown up for great riding this summer.