A HISTORY IN PICTURES
2004: Neighbor's Contribution
Our neighbor, Mel, has always been an enthusiastic supporter of the wash-trails project. In September, 2004, he started work on a rather impressive sloping pathway leading to the bottom half of his property which lies right next to the green belt.
(45) ^ ^ ^ ^ He started by collecting all these rocks and sorting them into piles by size.
(46) ^ ^ ^ ^ By September 21st, the outside wall was complete.
(47) ^ ^ ^ ^ It also gave easy access to the green belt below.
(48) ^ ^ ^ ^ An overview while under construction.
(49) ^ ^ ^ ^ Work was interrupted briefly by an early-season snow storm, seen here on October 27th, 2004.
(50) ^ ^ ^ ^ By December, the pathway was almost complete (seen here covered in early morning frost).
(51) ^ ^ ^ ^ Unfortunately, a very wet snow fall on 12/28/2004 caused the collapse of this oak tree growing on the edge of the new pathway (near the top). We will certainly miss this tree.
(52) ^ ^ ^ ^ In February, the following year (2005).
(53) ^ ^ ^ ^ Finished. The pathway was later surfaced with wood chips.
(54a) ^ ^ ^ ^ After a snow fall seen here on March 10th, 2006.
(54b) ^ ^ ^ ^ Another shot taken on March 10th, 2006.
(54c) ^ ^ ^ ^ In June, 2009.
(54d) ^ ^ ^ ^ Repair work carried out by a volunteer work party in July, 2009.
(54e) ^ ^ ^ ^ Lower rock wall repaired in July, 2009.