MRWA Trail Builds


#42

Does that mean we now do not ride the little “rundown” that starts the trail? Do we still go over that low bridge?


#43

The new entrance further down Mica leads you into The Attic.

The section I think you’re referring to I’m pretty sure is called “Stoke Meter” on Strava. That whole section unfortunately ventures straight into private property.

MRWA do plan to add a third entrance starting further back Alabaster Way that will intersect that original “stoke meter” section. It’ll also connect to The Attic.

Here’s the map:

If you zoom in and follow the “C” trail you can see a dotted line that it intersects. That’s the old entrance/“stoke meter”.

“F” is all private land.


#44

Fight trail just keeps on getting better. From the MRWA facebook page…


#45

I was really impressed with the rockwork, and the folks that were carrying and levering huge rock slabs, wading in the water and mud, moving rocks around and fitting them. The picture doesn’t do it justice. You could easily ride over those rocks - they’re levelled and fitted so well together. My very small contribution was to help with the triangular slab in the middle. Five people carried it in a chain rock sling.


#46

Wow! Just rode the trails today. Fantastic job by everyone involved! These are really fun trails


#47

Sweet! That section really needed to get fixed. Hopefully I can get time to join in on another build soon, so much fun to watch trail transform. I still smile wider every time I ride over sections that I’ve helped on.


#48

From the tireless team at MRWA…

Join us for trail work in the Fight Trail area this week! Our work sessions are Wednesday Oct 4th from 3:00 - 7:00 and Thursday Oct 5th from 9:30 - 1:30. Weekend sessions TBA.

On Wednesday afternoon we will be building new trail, linking granite ridges with sustainable trail: grubbing organics, moving rocks and relocating dirt. Join us when you can for as long as you can. If you arrive late, follow the BLUE flags to find us. Note there are 2 trails starting from the cul-de-sac! Take the trail on the right, flagged blue, with “Trail Under Construction” sign. A grant from MEC has allowed us to hire TrailFlow Outdoor Adventures to lead the construction of this new trail, but we need volunteers to stretch the contract funds as far as possible. Thanks MEC and thanks volunteers!

On Thursday morning MRWA volunteers will be replacing a boardwalk on the Attic, an existing trail in the area. If you plan to join this work crew please let us know by replying to this email. Meet at the cul-de-sac at the very end of Alabaster Way in the Governor’s Brook subdivision in Spryfield (access from Drysdale Road). Bring sturdy shoes, work gloves and water. You don’t need to commit to the full 4-hour session! If you arrive late, take the new short access trail (left option from the cul-de-sac) to the Attic and proceed clockwise to the long boardwalk. Here’s a map: https://www.trailforks.com/report/204467/

Details of weekend work sessions TBA, but the plan is to start tackling the mega mud hole on the Attic (-:

These trails are part of the McIntosh Run Trail System, an approved network of singletrack trails for non-motorized recreation on public land between Spryfield and Herring Cove.

Happy trails!
MRWA Trails Committee


#49

Hello MRWA Volunteers!

Join us to FINISH building “Osprey”, a new singletrack trail in the Fight Trail area of the McIntosh Run Trail System.

We’ll be working Saturday and Sunday, 9 - 1. We may shift some personnel to Attic Upgrades on Sunday if Osprey is wrapping up.

Meet at the cul-de-sac at the end of Alabaster Way in the Governor’s Brook subdivision in Spryfield (access from Drysdale Road). You don’t need to commit to the full session - join us when you can for as long as you can. If you arrive late, follow the BLUE flags to find us. Note there are two new trails starting from the cul-de-sac. Take the one on the right with the “Trail Under Construction” sign. We’re down near the end of it so expect a 10-minute walk in.

Bring sturdy shoes, work gloves and water. All are welcome, no experience needed!

A grant from MEC has allowed us to hire TrailFlow Outdoor Adventures to assist with the construction of this trail, but we need volunteers to stretch the contract funds as far as possible. Thanks MEC and thanks volunteers!

This trail is part of the McIntosh Run Trail System, an approved network of singletrack trails for non-motorized recreation on public land between Spryfield and Herring Cove.

Happy trails!
MRWA Trails Committee


#50

@CyclingGirl and I will be skipping church to go out on Sunday (don’t tell the pastor). :slight_smile:


#51

Dirt church, good for the soul.


#52

The trail quality in here is just sick! Trail Building-7 by Douglas Smith, on Flickr


#53

Can’t make the building time but anyone riding after the build. I was planning to go at 1


#54

Hello MRWA Volunteers!
This Wednesday we will be working on upgrades to “The Attic”, an existing trail that has been formalized with a License Agreement between MRWA and HRM. We’re starting at 2:30 and working until about 6 - sun sets at 6:13! You don’t need to commit to the full session - join us when you can for as long as you can. If you arrive late, follow the orange flags to our work location.

We’ll meet at the cul-de-sac at the end of Alabaster Way in the Governor’s Brook subdivision in Spryfield (access from Drysdale Road). Wear sturdy shoes and work gloves and bring water.

Upcoming trail building sessions this weekend are Saturday 9-1 and Sunday 2-6. Stay tuned for NEW location! Our work schedule is in the google calendar on our website.

These trails are part of the McIntosh Run Trail System, an approved network of singletrack trails for non-motorized recreation on public land between Spryfield and Herring Cove.
Happy trails!
MRWA Trails Committee


#55

Hello MRWA Volunteers!
This weekend we’ll start building another approved trail in the McIntosh Run Trail System! The new route is on HRM Park Land and follows the divide between the McIntosh Run watershed and the Colpitt Lake watershed. Sessions are Saturday 9 - 1 and Sunday 2 - 6. Meet at the park on Mica Crescent in Governor’s Brook Subdivision. Here’s the google map: https://tinyurl.com/ybbsaom5

You don’t need to join us for the full session! Join us when you can for as long as you can. If you arrive late, follow “Spar” from the edge of the grassy park. Just after crossing the boardwalk turn left up the granite ridge and follow the flags until you find us.

We’ll be clearing brush, grubbing organics, gathering rocks, placing rocks, and cleaning up. Wear sturdy shoes and bring work gloves and water.

These trails are part of the McIntosh Run Trail System, an approved network of singletrack trails for non-motorized recreation on public land between Spryfield and Herring Cove.

See you out there!

Happy trails!
MRWA Trails Committee


#56

Hello MRWA Volunteers!
This weekend we’ll continue building another approved trail in the McIntosh Run Trail System. The new route is on HRM Park Land and follows the divide between the McIntosh Run watershed and the Colpitt Lake watershed. Sessions are Saturday 9 - 1 and Sunday 1 - 5. Meet at the park on Mica Crescent in Governor’s Brook Subdivision. Here’s the google map: https://tinyurl.com/ybbsaom5

You don’t need to join us for the full session! Join us when you can for as long as you can. If you arrive late, follow “Spar” from the edge of the grassy park for about 150 metres. Immediately after crossing the boardwalk turn LEFT up the granite ridge and follow the flags until you find us. Note that we have not built the first section of the new trail where it will instersect Spar, so you will not see an obvious trail intersection when you leave Spar.

We’ll be clearing brush, grubbing organics, gathering rocks, placing rocks, and cleaning up. Wear sturdy shoes and bring work gloves and water.

These trails are part of the McIntosh Run Trail System, an approved network of singletrack trails for non-motorized recreation on public land between Spryfield and Herring Cove. For more information about the watershed and the trail project and to subscribe to the volunteer email list please visit our website: www.mcintoshrun.ca. You can see our scheduled events in our google calendar.

Happy trails!
MRWA Trails Committee


#57

Hello MRWA Volunteers!
Join us on Sunday Nov. 12th, 12:30 - 4:30, to help build another approved trail in the McIntosh Run Trail System. The new route is on HRM Park Land and follows the divide between the McIntosh Run watershed and the Colpitt Lake watershed. Meet at the park on Mica Crescent in Governor’s Brook Subdivision. Here’s the google map: https://tinyurl.com/ybbsaom5

You don’t need to join us for the full session! Join us when you can for as long as you can. If you arrive late, follow “Spar” from the edge of the grassy park for about 150 metres. Immediately after crossing the boardwalk turn LEFT up the granite ridge and follow the flags until you find us. Note that we have not built the first section of the new trail where it will instersect Spar, so you will not see an obvious trail intersection when you leave Spar.

We’ll be clearing brush, grubbing organics, gathering rocks, placing rocks, and cleaning up. Wear sturdy shoes and bring work gloves and water.

These trails are part of the McIntosh Run Trail System, an approved network of singletrack trails for non-motorized recreation on public land between Spryfield and Herring Cove. For more information about the watershed and the trail project and to subscribe to the volunteer email list please visit our website: www.mcintoshrun.ca. You can see our scheduled events in our google calendar.

Happy trails!
MRWA Trails Committee


#58

Hello MRWA Volunteers!
Winter might be coming so we’re squeezing in three trail building sessions this week, and a volunteer thank-you party! Wow. Here’s the schedule and details for each session - note all different start locations!

Thursday 30 Nov. 1:00 - 4:30. Meet at the cul-de-sac at the end of Alabaster Way. We will be installing signs and touching up I/O and Osprey for the HRM inspection on Friday morning! If you arrive late and can’t find us please call Lawrence: 902-802-3857.

Saturday 2 Dec. 9:00 - 12:30. Meet at the Mica Crescent Park, between 122 and 142 Mica Crescent (Spar Trailhead). We will be working to connect “Nothin’ Fancy” with Spar. Grubbing and rock work will be on deck. If you arrive late, walk down Spar, cross the first boardwalk and immediately turn LEFT up the ridge.

Saturday 2 Dec. at 12:30. Join us for a volunteer thank-you bbq party! Mica Crescent Park, between 122 and 142 Mica Crescent (Spar Trailhead). There will be GRUB, but no grubbing (-:

Sunday 3 Dec. 12:30 - 4:30. Meet at the narrow grass park parcel between 138 and 146 Alabaster Way. We’ll be grubbing and rocking. If you arrive late, walk to the edge of the grassy park and look down the hill.

You don’t need to join us for the full sessions! Join us when you can for as long as you can. Follow the specific instructions above to find us, or call Lawrence: 902-802-3857.

These trails are part of the McIntosh Run Trail System, an approved network of singletrack trails for non-motorized recreation on public land between Spryfield and Herring Cove. For more information about the watershed and the trail project and to subscribe to the volunteer email list please visit our website: www.mcintoshrun.ca. You can see our scheduled events in our google calendar.

Happy trails!
MRWA Trails Committee


#59

Last minute wheelbarrow party on Osprey. Today from 1-4. More details on FB…

https://www.facebook.com/events/167177877226777??ti=ia


#60

If anyone needs a wb, they can borrow mine on DaMinion. It may need some air for tire.