Ever wonder what Santa’s Elves do in their off season?… and how they pass the summer? Well they make themselves moderately useful by keeping the North Shore trails clear of
downed trees and branches! Have a look-see at some of their handiwork from near Nelson Creek, on the initial section of the Knee Knacker route
Morning attire. Photo by Mark Grist
Luckily this part of the trail is far away from any houses and the highway noise drowns out all sounds of a large chainsaw. Photo by Mark Grist.
We could have left the tree in place and then watch the fun unfold on race morning. But we’re just too responsible to let that happen. Besides, the rest of the trail is tough enough! Photo by Mark Grist
Just over a week away from Race Day and there are some surprises on the Baden Powell Trail which we’re working on:
- A big tree is down on the trail about 20 minutes from the start line, a few minutes past the footbridge. We’re hoping to remove it tomorrow.
- There is major construction on the trail near Glenmore Drive (West Van). We’re working with BC Hydro and the District of West Vancouver to make sure it’s safe for you on race day.
Many thanks to everyone for telling us about these problems!
This is the twentieth year of Knee Knacker Trail Maintenance Day. A new boardwalk was built and trail drainage was improved on the Baden Powell Trail east of Hyannis Drive. Check out the photos from:
The Trail Elves (missing a few elves):
Trail Elves for the 20th Anniversary of KKNSTR Trail Day
REUSE YOUR CUP!
In our efforts to reduce waste, please try to reuse the paper cups at the aid stations. If you have Coke or a sports drink, please ask the aid station volunteer to refill your cup again. This will help us with:
- less garbage creation;
- less clean-up;
- eliminate the chance for a used cup to be left in the bush of a favorite local trail;
- less work for the amazing volunteers!
You are part of a positive movement to change how we interact with a running event and even the planet. Thank you.
“Little changes can have big effects”