Seven volunteers joined the Volunteer Coordinator at the Dale Ball Trail crossing of Hyde Park Rd. for a special project: to improve the crossing of the Canada Ancha between Junctions 10 and 11. There is long-term interest in a more permanent solution to this problematic crossing, such as a bridge, but for now we did our best to separate a culvert flow from the trail as it enters the arroyo from the north.
We also smoothed down the ramp down the south bank of the arroyo and put in some preventative grade reversals and drains further up the trail to the south.
We stood at this crossing several times last Spring and Summer, wondering what to do. Now that we put a full morning’s work into it, with a crew of eight, the Canada Ancha is easy and fun to cross and hopefully it will withstand more than a few rainstorms and still be that way.
Thanks to all the volunteers and especially to Ted Larsen, who suggested that we work on this problem and then came out to put in plenty of his own sweat equity.