Fairhaven Park Boardwalk – First Layer of Gravel

Moving right along, the NW Trails Crew spent today laying down the first layer of basecourse materials for the upcoming limestone gravel path that will connect our Phase One Trail with the network of trails in Fairhaven Forest. 

Here’s how it works: 

We have piles of materials. 

They load the appropriate basecourse materials. 

Then they drive into the woods and hook up with this grater. 

This video shows how the load is distributed and compacted as they drag it along. Rowan stands on the attachment while Curran tows him along. Pretty cool, if you ask me. 

Before you know it there’s the base of a trail. NO, it’s not open to walk on. Please be patient and use the DETOUR. Thanks. 

I made my way backwards to show where they had started their work. Nice how the trail bends around and winds through the trees. 

Here’s where the new trail will connect with the existing trail, just before it goes up the hill. 

Every day we see progress on getting this done. Great hustle from the Crew at NW Trails. 

As co-founder and executive director of Recreation Northwest, Todd promotes outdoor recreation and brings people together to enjoy, preserve and improve the places where we play.


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