Just a couple of shots of the hard work on January 20th, 2008.
Great to have such awesome volunteers creating trail for the commmunity.
Here is Clay in action with a rogue hoe.
Here is more of the motley crew we had out that day. Trace, Andrew, John, Neil and Clay. There were more that left before they were subjected to the camera. As I recall, the temp was in the single digits to begin with in the morning. It didn't take long to warm up though!!
Here's the scoop on these trails. These trails are a cooperative effort between Earth Riders Trails Association, Missouri Department of Conservation and the City of Liberty. They are located in Liberty and involve both city park property (Stocksdale Park) and MDC property (Walnut Woods).
These trails are designed to be beginner friendly, but yet offer features that will appeal to the more advanced mt. biker. They are excellent trails for hiking and trail running as well. At this point in time the first phase of trails is nearing completion and we anticipate trail opening during the month of April 2008. The ultimate hope is to have 6+ miles of trail within 2-3 years.
Using current estimates of cost per linear foot, the trails built by volunteers at Stocksdale/Walnut Woods represent approximately $90,000 in value added to these public lands. This is based on lower end estimates as of 04/15/11.
Stocksdale Park is open all hours now.
Local Eateries (No national chain restaurants allowed)
Ginger Sue's: Breakfast and Lunch. Great food in a neat little place. The "official" restaurant of the trail crew! 12 W Kansas St
Seva: Great Indian food. Across I-35 on the north side of 152 and Flintlock. Near Chipotle.
Sorella's: Another little deli. On Missouri street just east of the square.
The Trees of Decision
We continue to push this trail. Brett has been busting his @$$ on the
loop above the lake, so Dustin and I went out to push the cliff trail east
4 years ago
Directions to SWW
From I-35: Take 152 east into Liberty. Take this past 291 (becomes Kansas Ave.). At the stoplight of Kansas and N. Ridge turn right and then immediately bear left at the fork. Proceed east on what is now Sunset Ave. As you continue east, it then becomes Mill St. When you reach the traffic light at William Jewell College, turn right and cross the RR Tracks. Proceed east on Richfield Road. You will reach La Frenz road, there will be a sign for Stocksdale Park, you will turn right on La Frenz. This road will twist around left then right before you reach the park.
From 291 South: If coming from Lee's Summit or Independence, proceed north on 291, as you approach Liberty you will come to the first traffic light, which is Ruth Ewing Road. Turn right on Ruth Ewing and proceed east. It will turn north and become La Frenz road. This will go directly to Stocksdale Park.