CMSP Trail Dogs

2024 Season

Tool Cleaning and Sharpening Day, April 19.

Larry, Bob, Ralph, Vince, Dan, Erika, and Rick (not pictured) clean and sharpened most of the Trail Dogs trail tools including 13 Pick Mattocks, 10 McLeods, 18 Shovels, 8 Pulaskis, and 15 Loppers.

First 2024 Trail Dogs Workday, May 2

Dan, Vince, Scott, Larry, Ralph, Bob, Becky (not pictured), and Rick (not pictured) resolved several trail issues on both Racoon Ridge and Acorn Alley.
Larry, Bob, Dan, Vince, Ralph, Becky, and Scott

CMSP Trail Dogs 2023 Wrap Up

2023 was an extremely busy year for CMSP’s Trail Dog crews. Record breaking rainfall and widely fluctuating temperatures caused significant damage to CMSP trails and caused significant delays in trail maintenance efforts. BUT – the dedication, extreme expertise, passion, and patience of the CMSP Trail Dog volunteers conquered nearly every trail maintenance nightmare – I mean challenge – in 2023.

Below is a list of just some of the accomplishments of 2023’s Trail Dog crews:

  • 127 Rolling Grade Dip builds or rebuilds
  • 148 Drain builds or rebuilds
  • 36 Check Dam/Rock Water Bar/Step builds/rebuilds
  • 9 Trail Grade Reversal builds
  • 1 Rock Wall
  • 5000+ ft Tread Repair/Reroute (mostly erosion issues)
  • 7+ miles Corridor Clearing
  • Several trail hazard/safety issue “fixes”

Needless to report that our 2023 CMSP Trail Dogs were amazing!!!!