2020 Mirror Lake Merry Masher Winter Bike Race artwork by Canvas and Clay in AK.
We are happy to announce that phase two trail construction will begin July 16th!
This year we have new TRAIL CREW hats to recognize folks who volunteer at least 10 hours on phase two trail building crews.
We hope to see you all sporting one!
VOLUNTEER TRAIL CREWS MEET THURSDAYS 6:30-8:30pm!
NO EXPERIENCE NECESSARY!
1. Thursday July 19th 6:30-8:30pm
2. Thursday July 26th 6:30-8:30pm
3. Thursday Aug 2nd 6:30-8:30pm
4. More dates to be announced.
We meet at the Mirror Lake Singletrack Trailhead at the north end of the parking lot, the far end away from the lake.Come out and join us!
Need a home loan? Be sure to thank Prime Lending for a double Trail Sponsorship! Thanks for supporting our Phase 2 trail expansion project!
Hooray for Girl Scouts! Thanks so much to Kayla Reifel for building our second map kiosk for her Gold Star Award project!
Public Notice – Recreational Trails Grant Program
The Recreational Trails Program grant applicant listed below provides this courtesy notice. If you have any questions or comments about the proposed project, please contact the grant applicant. Grant applicants should post this notice for at least four weeks prior to the application deadline.
Posting Date: September 15th, 2017
1. Grant Applicant Contact Information:
Name of Organization or Agency: Alaska Trails
Contact Person: Steve Cleary
Mailing Address: P.O. Box 100627, Anchorage, AK 99510
Phone: (907) 334-8049
2. Project Title: Mirror Lake Singletrack – Phase 2
3. Project Description Summary:
Alaska Trails and the Chugach Mountain Bike Riders will collaborate to design and build 3 miles of designed use singletrack mountain biking trails. The trails will be located on the Edmonds and Mirror Lake Municipal Park Land in Chugiak. The singletrack trails will be integrated with the current nordic ski trails that are located adjacent to the Glenn Highway. Phase 2 of the project will build on Phase 1, which was made possible by a previous RTP grant.
The Chugach Mountain Bike Riders have been working on this project for more than four years and have received unanimous approval for the project from the Eagle River Parks and Recreation Board of Supervisors and the surrounding community councils. The groups plan to use both professional and volunteer labor for Phase 2 of the project.
4. Project Location:
A. Identify the nearest community(ies): Chugiak, Peters Creek, Mirror Lake
B. Attach a map showing the location of your proposed project (page two of this notice).
– Attached below – PROPOSED TRAILS ARE IN WHITE
C. Provide the meridian, township(s), range(s) and sections from a USGS topographical map.
– Anchorage B-7
PLEASE NOTE: PROPOSED TRAILS ARE IN WHITE
We’ve got about 1/2 mile of trail left to cut, and also need to clears hazards along the entire system. Join us at the second trail crossing on Camp Gorsuch Rd for our semi-weekly trail building sessions!
WEDS SEP 21st 6-8pm
SUN SEP 25th 1-4pm
WEDS SEP 28th 6-8pm
Bring work gloves and a lopper if you have one. Youth under 18 will need a parent signature.
If you have a group that would like to come out and help, you may join us on our regular work days, or we can schedule a special session for you.
Hi folks, while the trails are about 3/4 done, we need to go back over the whole system and clear sharp sticks from both sides of the trail to bring it up to safety standards. Bring loppers and your friends, we’ll see you rain or shine Sat, Sep 17th 1-4pm.
NEW MEETING PLACE for work parties. And a big thanks to Jason Gray for mapping out the new trails for us! We had our first frost last night, so we’ll see you SUNDAY Sep 11th 1-4pm. Wednesday will continue as usual, though will start at 6pm. Thanks everyone!
Hooray! We’ve got a few weekend work parties for you all!
Sunday Sep 11th, Saturday Sep 17th, and Sunday Sep 25th all from 1-4pm. Meet on Camp Gorsuch Rd at the 2nd trail crossing (before the Boy Scout Camps – the link on the map is a little too far down the road).
We have a lot more root cutting, trail raking and slope smoothing to do. Bring work gloves, a lopper or hand pruner if you have one, and youth under 18 will neeed a parent signature.
Goal: Hand/Tool work for finishing sections of newly cut trails.
We will continue to need volunteers every Wednesday 6-8:30pm, and either Saturday or Sunday from 1-4pm until the trails are completed or we reach our termination date in late September or early October.