12 July 2007 - 11:53Rain
The power of water is really amazing.
We’ve had over 6″ of rain in the last 48 hours, mostly coming all at once.
I took a walk up Perry Hill on Tuesday to change the trail signs to CLOSED, and was amazed at what I saw. We’d had some big thunderstorms roll through on Monday afternoon and night, and I was expecting it to be wet up there, but what I wasn’t expecting was this!
A couple of waterbars had failed completely, washing out everything below. Most of the damage seems to have been localized to the main climb up, but we haven’t had time to get a full look at every trail.
We met last night to asses the damage, and took a walk up to one of the areas that we know is a trouble spot. Then the sky let loose again. Needless to say, you can get a really good idea of where the trail can be improved. There were sections that were under 6″ of running water. Some of the work we had done was doing it’s job, but it was evident that a lot more work will need to happen.