i took the kids with me to a trail work party (there was beer, but not much of a party! we worked our butts off!). it took us a while to get into the swing of things and realize our strengths with certain tools. after some frustration, true and luca found that they were best using the long nippers, whacking back all the blackberry bushes and ivy. mom was best with heavy rake and hoe, blazing the flagged path, with the kids getting the brush out of my way. it's remarkable how much work we accomplished...including below, the soft, mossy ramp to a log, so that the mountain bike riders were clear the section easily...but if they did not, they would be cushioned by the moss. true also thought it would be a good throne for a king, and luca thought it would be a nice pillow for a homeless person.
the kids are excited to race on these trails this summer!