Trail elves at work (it never ends!)

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 :)

Mark Grist

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

Trail update — situation near Start line and Glenmore Drive

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!

June 8 — Trail Maintenance Day Photos — They built

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

Help us go Green at Aid Stations

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

Julie Flynn