Heading into the trails, led by master trail crafter Ben Yandeau!
The Saint Lawrence Mountain Biking Association [SLMBA] has been doing a ton of great work for mountain biking (which for us often equals trail running) in the area, and two new trails are nearly complete at one of our favorite training venues in Parishville.
The trailhead for Kenny's Climax..err...Climb Ax, that is
Branching off from the top of the old Clarkson ski hill are two singletrack trails, Charly's Run and Kenny's Climb Ax. Although based on the names one would assume more excitement happens on the Climb Ax trail, we were actually over on Charly's Run doing a lot of sweating as we grabbed stones and laid pipe...literally.
Chumley was intent on proving the size and quality of his stones...
...which were used to create a bridge over some drainage pipe
Meanwhile, another group built a banked corner and transformed this fern grove into the start of a trail
Look for a post from a team member in the next few days as we are head into a big volume week culminating with the Ski Team Cookout during parent's weekend this Saturday...after that it's on to the start of official training with some of our favorite fall tests and workouts!