Tuck Lake Trail Building – Day 1

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The day went smoothly! Warm but overcast and without too many mosquitos. Spotted a striped Garter snake and 3 Elk!

Robert Gynn started us off in the late morning at the Tuck Lake Campsite, showing us where he had been flagging a connector west and north of Tuck Lake.

We eventually broke into two groups, with Robert taking Perry, Garret and Glenn up to make the connection with his trails coming in from Francis Lake and the Alberni Inlet.

The second group of Gil, Kathleen, Paul and Charles brushed and flagged a small bit of trail (~50 m) near a stream crossing north of Tuck Lake, and then brushed and flagged a trail section (~1.8 km) south and east of Tuck Lake. We descended through a clear-cut and go to the logging road that leads to Tuck Lake from Cowichan Lake. It took us almost 2 hours. The terrain was fairly rough and we cleared many willow and ferns. Or at least enough to start to see where a full trail could be cut.

Thanks to all the volunteers, to our advisor Robert Gunn, and to VISTA Past-President Gil Parker for leading on this practical effort to ‘get the Spine built’.

We will be having 3 more weekend trail building efforst this summer. If you are interested to volunteer, please email Gil – vispinetrail [at] gmail.com.

More photos from the day can be found here: https://picasaweb.google.com/110525442517388442436/20120721TuckLakeTrailBuilding?authkey=Gv1sRgCJKqto_QgY-9gQE&feat=flashalbum#5768040378534737954