Crew links trails

The Midway Hiking and Biking Trails received some maintenance thanks to funding and in-kind support from many sources.

The hardworking crew was not deterred by the weather that rolled in while they were working on the trails.

Midway trails got some work done on them recently that saw a new trail link put in and upgrading and maintenance done on several other areas.

The project lasted from Friday, Oct. 18 to Tuesday, Nov.-12.

The crew put in a new trail—known as the View Link—connecting the Village View (flag) trail to the red trail closer to the top of the mountain. This avoids having to backtrack from the flagpole in order to go to the top.

“This trail has awesome views as a lot of it is out of the trees on a rock bluff overlooking the Valley,” explained Midway Trails Society director John Greaves. “Like the rest of the trail system it is constructed to International Mountain Bike Association Standards.

The crew also did repairs and maintenance (widening, windfall removal, danger tree removal etc.) to existing trails and, using crush and fill, smoothed out the river trail.

Partners in the project were:

Community Futures Boundary provided crew labour.

Village of Midway provided crush for the River Trail.

Boundary Recreation District provided some cribbing.

Regional District Area E grant-in-aid fund provided a grant for materials.

Midway Trails Society provided volunteer working supervisors.

The crew was supplied with the cooperation of Anna Lactin, Job Options Program coordinator with Community Futures Boundary

On the crew were Dobra Gozdzik, Linda Anderson, Don Huggett, Steve Delisle and John Smith.

Midway Trail Society member Ross Elliott provided crew supervision, trail work, layout and overall organization. Other society members providing crew supervision and trail work were James Graham, John Greaves, Gordon Jones, Clayton and Beatrice Blight and Ken and Diane Essary.