Sat, Jul 23|
Bike Brushing at the German Bridge
We're biking in on the Powerline trail to do some brushing work further in!
Time & Location
Jul 23, 2022, 9:00 AM – 4:00 PM
Anchorage, Parking lot, Blueberry Loop Trail, Anchorage, AK 99516, USA
About the event
We're biking in to the Powerline Pass Trail – after German Bridge - to do some brushing. Volunteers will need a bike, bike helmet and lock - as well as a pack that can carry their gear and a pair of loppers and a folding hand saw.
There is brushing of alders for approximately 0.5 miles on the Powerline pass trail after the German bridge intersection. Volunteers will bike approximately two miles and will need to have a bike helmet, bike lock and a pack to carry all their gear for the day in addition to a set of loppers and a folding hand saw.
All cut debris must be dragged off trail out of sight with the “white eyes” (cut ends) facing away from the trail. All cuts must be made either at the base or joint of a branch. Clear the corridor approximately 1 pulaski length from the edge of the trail (use best judgment).
We will begin brushing from the German bridge bike parking area. Easy difficulty for hiking. Brushing will move up toward Powerline Pass as time permits. Work will end in time to get back to trailhead at 4pm
SCHEDULE FOR THE DAY OR WEEKEND:
Saturday July 23rd
TIME – 9am – 4pm
Work will be strenuous at times and volunteers must come prepared with food and water for the day. We will not return to the trailhead for lunch. Volunteers MUST be prepared with appropriate attire (including sturdy boots, work gloves, eye protection) and safety gear.
WHAT TO WEAR:
Long Pants (you may stain them with dirt)
Sturdy Work Boots (NOT sneakers)
WHAT TO BRING:
Bike, bike helmet and bike lock
Food (lunch and snack)
Water bottles for a whole day on the trail (recommend 1 gallon)
o Work Gloves
o Rain Gear, Warm layers, bug spray, sunscreen
o Eye Protection (sunglasses)
o Bear spray
o Backpack (lunch, food, water for the day)
Alaska Trails will provide hand tools:
- Loppers, folding hand saws, pruning shears, PPE (hardhats, eye pro, gloves)
WHAT NOT TO BRING:
Firearms (not a substitute for bear spray at volunteer events)
DIRECTIONS/ADDRESS/NAME OF TRAILHEAD:
Volunteers will meet at Glen Alps lower parking lot at 9am. After introductions, discussing the Job Hazard Analysis (JHA), and gathering tools, we will begin hiking from the trailhead and begin brushing.