Trail Talk Blog

mattprofileTrail Talk is a blog written by MBoSC trail builder Matt De Young chronicling  the Flow Trail at Demo construction process.

Matt is one of three MBoSC employees brought on for this highly anticipated and vast endeavor, and works closely with  Trail Construction Manager Drew Perkins and Project Manager/Volunteer Coordinator Patty Ciesla. He is passionate about digging in the dirt—whether trail building or gardening—and is stoked to contribute his writing talent to MBoSC as a volunteer.

After reading Matt’s blog, if you’re not inspired to help, you ought to check your pulse. Learn more about opportunities to volunteer, sponsor and/or donate—your support is greatly appreciated!


Trail Talk #5: Testing, Tuning, Tamping

March 2nd, 2014

Good morning and welcome to Trail Talk… With the heavy digging complete on segment 5 we are left with the task of fine tuning the trail into its final iteration. We are adjusting turns, steepening berms, changing the spacing of … Continue reading

Trail Talk #4: Digging for Dead Presidents

February 18th, 2014

Well, with some good digging conditions and the help of volunteers segment 5 is well on its way to completion. The machine construction was completed at the end of last week and the hand finish work is rip-roaring along. On … Continue reading

Trail Talk #3: Gettin real

February 9th, 2014

This past week marks a major milestone for MBoSC and the Flow Trail project. We have broken ground on segment 5 and have rough cut almost 1000 feet of trail. While this project has been in the works for over … Continue reading

Trail Talk #2: Keep ‘em separated

February 4th, 2014

Last week we had the CAL FIRE conservation camp crews out for three days to clear the trail corridor on two segments of the flow trail. Segment 5, where we will begin construction, has been cleared of debris and raked … Continue reading