SNOWFLAKE WASH TRAILS AND PATHWAYS
A HISTORY IN PICTURES
2005: Work Resumes
When the weather improved in early February, work continued on the pathway started the year before.......
(86) ^ ^ ^ ^ This boulder would not budge.
(87) ^ ^ ^ ^ I struggled with a way to get it out for weeks. Nothing worked.
(88) ^ ^ ^ ^ Then our good friend, Jeff Mart, offered to help. He came over from Lebec with his bulldozer and had the boulder out in a matter of minutes.
(89) ^ ^ ^ ^ It left a rather large hole behind.
(90) ^ ^ ^ ^ The hole was filled with rocks to provide a solid foundation for the new pathway above.
(91) ^ ^ ^ ^ There were a lot of half-buried rocks in the backyard.
(92) ^ ^ ^ ^ In May, they were dug up and the area was cleared of these rocks.
(93) ^ ^ ^ ^ The recovered rocks could now be used for other projects.
(94) ^ ^ ^ ^ With the arrival of summer, everything was much greener.
(95) ^ ^ ^ ^ The new pathway with wood chips (looking toward Alpen Court).
(96) ^ ^ ^ ^ Snowflake's backyard.
(97) ^ ^ ^ ^ Steps leading down from the Snowflake house to the newly chipped pathway.
(98) ^ ^ ^ ^ Looking west. This has now become the new "Main Pathway" crossing the green belt.
(99) ^ ^ ^ ^ Turn right here to go to the wetlands, or go straight ahead toward the bridge.
(100) ^ ^ ^ ^ This is the section of pathway where the bulldozer removed that huge boulder in March.
(101) ^ ^ ^ ^ This temporary log bridge is part of the main pathway. This creek flowed for several months in 2005.
(102) ^ ^ ^ ^ The Wetlands Pathway was also much greener in the summer.
(103) ^ ^ ^ ^ Passing the pear tree.
(104) ^ ^ ^ ^ 2005 was a very "wet year". This is an example of how the wetlands route had become flooded in many places. Hence the advantage of the new, higher and drier, main trail.
(105) ^ ^ ^ ^ These bark "stepping stones" were an attempt to deal with the soggy condition of the pathway near the Wild Roses table.
(106) ^ ^ ^ ^ The Wetlands pathway joining the Main Pathway. Turn right to cross the bridge and continue toward the Enchanted Forest.
(107) ^ ^ ^ ^ This flight of rock steps was added in August, 2005, as a short cut to get down to Snowflake's backyard.
(108) ^ ^ ^ ^ After a snow fall on October 27th, 2004.