SNOWFLAKE WASH TRAILS AND PATHWAYS

A HISTORY IN PICTURES


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2005: Work Resumes


When the weather improved in early February, work continued on the pathway started the year before.......




(86) ^ ^ ^ ^ This boulder would not budge.




(87) ^ ^ ^ ^ I struggled with a way to get it out for weeks. Nothing worked.




(88) ^ ^ ^ ^ Then our good friend, Jeff Mart, offered to help. He came over from Lebec with his bulldozer and had the boulder out in a matter of minutes.




(89) ^ ^ ^ ^ It left a rather large hole behind.




(90) ^ ^ ^ ^ The hole was filled with rocks to provide a solid foundation for the new pathway above.




(91) ^ ^ ^ ^ There were a lot of half-buried rocks in the backyard.




(92) ^ ^ ^ ^ In May, they were dug up and the area was cleared of these rocks.




(93) ^ ^ ^ ^ The recovered rocks could now be used for other projects.




(94) ^ ^ ^ ^ With the arrival of summer, everything was much greener.




(95) ^ ^ ^ ^ The new pathway with wood chips (looking toward Alpen Court).




(96) ^ ^ ^ ^ Snowflake's backyard.




(97) ^ ^ ^ ^ Steps leading down from the Snowflake house to the newly chipped pathway.




(98) ^ ^ ^ ^ Looking west. This has now become the new "Main Pathway" crossing the green belt.




(99) ^ ^ ^ ^ Turn right here to go to the wetlands, or go straight ahead toward the bridge.




(100) ^ ^ ^ ^ This is the section of pathway where the bulldozer removed that huge boulder in March.




(101) ^ ^ ^ ^ This temporary log bridge is part of the main pathway. This creek flowed for several months in 2005.




(102) ^ ^ ^ ^ The Wetlands Pathway was also much greener in the summer.




(103) ^ ^ ^ ^ Passing the pear tree.




(104) ^ ^ ^ ^ 2005 was a very "wet year". This is an example of how the wetlands route had become flooded in many places. Hence the advantage of the new, higher and drier, main trail.




(105) ^ ^ ^ ^ These bark "stepping stones" were an attempt to deal with the soggy condition of the pathway near the Wild Roses table.




(106) ^ ^ ^ ^ The Wetlands pathway joining the Main Pathway. Turn right to cross the bridge and continue toward the Enchanted Forest.




(107) ^ ^ ^ ^ This flight of rock steps was added in August, 2005, as a short cut to get down to Snowflake's backyard.




(108) ^ ^ ^ ^ After a snow fall on October 27th, 2004.




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