More kudos for Trail Mix improvement projects

Letter to the editor

Posted: Sunday, November 23, 2003

An article this fall discussed many of the public trail improvement projects attributable to Trail Mix. One project accomplished this spring not mentioned in the article was the widening of the walking surface on the flume that parallels Gold Creek. For those of you not familiar with this great, easy walk the upper end of the flume begins near the Gold Creek Bridge on Basin Road with the lower end at the top of Evergreen Avenue. A number of years back CBJ entered into an agreement with AEL&P, who owns the flume, to allowed CBJ to add handrails. This spring the walking surface was widened from two to four planks which now easily accomodates walkers and joggers meeting on the flume to safely pass without stepping off the planks onto the ties.

Thanks goes to a large group of volunteers, Trail Mix and SAGA who by working from both ends of the flume carried laid and nailed 4,000 linear feet of planking in one day. Kim Kiefer and Bob Grochow, and CBJ Parks and Recreation also deserve thanks for acquiring funding and for working on installation. The efforts of many make Juneau's trail system the best.

Ron and Nan Schonenbach


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