A HISTORY IN PICTURES
2009: Completing The Link
The remaining section of the trail that crosses the greenbelt from one side to the other, was upgraded with rock edging and wood chips in mid-2009. In other words, it was upgraded from a trail to a completely formed pathway.
(400) ^ ^ ^ ^ This area is called the Upper Oak Grove.
(401) ^ ^ ^ ^ Looking back towards the Enchanted Forest area.
(402) ^ ^ ^ ^ This is the only area in the greenbelt directly accessible with a vehicle and trailer. This made wood chipping this section of pathway relatively streamlined. All the other pathways were surfaced more laboriously using a wheelbarrow.
(403) ^ ^ ^ ^ Unfortunately the slash is not particularly clean. It is usually contaminated with shredded debris like paper, plastic and metal. As much as possible, this is picked out by hand and placed in a bucket to be discarded later.
(404) ^ ^ ^ ^ Several trailer loads of wood chips were needed for this rather long section of pathway. A trailer load covers about 20 feet of pathway.
(405) ^ ^ ^ ^ One side of the new pathway was elevated to keep it level from side to side.
(406) ^ ^ ^ ^ The pathway passes between a pine and an oak growing next to each other.
(407) ^ ^ ^ ^ Almost done.
(408) ^ ^ ^ ^ The Upper Oak Grove table in the background.
(409) ^ ^ ^ ^ Completed pathway looking back towards the Enchanted Forest.
(410) ^ ^ ^ ^ Joining into the stairway that ascends the slope up to Freeman Drive.
(411) ^ ^ ^ ^ Looking back down from the flight of rock stairs.