Last fall S&S Trails completed Phase I at the Senna Hills neighborhood in west Austin, giving the community their first natural-surface trails allowing homeowners to walk, run, and ride bikes in the woods behind their homes. Community response was overwhelmingly positive, and residents frequently said that they enjoyed the trails and wanted more of them throughout the property to allow more opportunities for nature exploration and exercise. This led to plans for Phase II that commenced in the spring.
Posted by Ryan Spates in S&S Project Gallery on Apr. 10, 2010 - 3:27 pm
During the first week of April S&S Trails returned to Purtis Creek State Park to build a rerouted section of trail and a small bridge over a creek crossing. We had originally done a one-day consultation at the park back on February 19th while we were on our way to teach the DORBA school at Sid Richardson Ranch. During that consultation in February we used a clinometer to measure the hillside slope and lay out a flag line that would drop gradually down to the creek crossing and then rise back up to the existing trail. When we returned in April we used Sam the dozer to build that section, and she was also useful in ferrying out materials to build the bridge and carrying away excavated dirt to build up a low area in another section of trail.
Posted by Ryan Spates in S&S Trails Blog on Apr. 10, 2010 - 12:02 pm
March 29-31 Timberlane Utility District maintenance
At the end of March, S&S Trails took a quick trip to Spring to work for our good friend Bud Gessel at TLUD. Some of the crushed granite trails needed a little resurfacing due to erosion, so we called up our local co-worker Chuck and got busy laying down more material. We also used our little dozer (affectionately named Sam) to do some drainage work to prevent future erosion problems, in addition to using her to load crushed granite into the dump buggy to carry it out to the trouble spots.