20 November 2007

Swope Park preview/trail closure adventure: Saturday, November 24th.

[ Spread the Dirt ]

Swope Park…wanna come and see the terrain that’s a little bit the Ouachita Trail, the Womble, Landahl, Crowder, Perry and BuRP? Yea, that’s not an exaggeration…but before the tour begins, the park needs you to earn a little dirt first.

Call this a preview and earn your dirt day all rolled into one. For years, ATV’s have been playing (trespassing) in the Phase One portion of Swope Park and have created quite an extensive trail thru the property. In fact, they are still very active. We need your help with a little trail closure before any tool can be put into the ground. We’ll be closing several access points and a bulk of the trail they have laid.

the dirt specifics:
When: This Saturday, November 24th at 8:30am – 11:30amish
Where: Swope Park. Soccer fields off of 63rd Street. See map below for where to park/meet.
What to bring: Work gloves, pulaski’s, chain and/or hand saws and a friend.

Earn Your Dirt

04 November 2007


A 3d view of phase 1 looking to the east.

A quick tease...from the north end looking south. Large rocks like these are littered through out the park.

Scouting v.3

Yesterday, one focus was the lower trail that will be the beginner/kid friendly section. Once we were sure that we'd be able to get a nice sized loop with good flow, we headed towards the two known pinch points. Overall, I felt better after scouting these two sections.

We actually started putting up marking tape. If you've ever ridden Blowout Mtn on the Ouachita trail down in good 'ole AR, we'll have our own LITTLE section of Blowout...big rock that we'll dance our way thru...without the monster climb.

I'm such a loser. I brought my camera to take some pics. Problem was, I got so excited and engaged in the trail, I forgot to take any shots. I promise, I'll get some soon.


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