First, very quick-and-dirty attempt at HDR photography.
This tree tipped in a windstorm and took the trail with it. Rather than cut the tree, we decided to reroute the trail around the root mass. What was a tricky but unremarkable spot on the trail is now a section with a cool natural feature.
I-5 Colonnade is the first ever urban mountain bike skills park. It’s part of a City of Seattle park, but was funded and constructed by the Evergreen Mountain Bike Alliance (formerly Backcountry Bicycle Trails Club). The park features a novice area – the Tqalu Trail; an intermediate and advanced area – Limestone Loop; a dirt jumping section; pump track; trials area and more.
Duthie’s XC trails are being built using a 7-step process:
2. Brush / Log
4. Fix flow
5. Fix drainage / finish bench
6. Add features and options
Evergreen Mountain Bike Alliance, Washington State’s biigest MTB club, started building Duthie Park in 2008. Phase I officially opened summer of 2010. Read more about Duthie Hill.
P.S. Want to help them build more trails? Check out the work party schedule.