(Report of the cleaning weekend in the PMEV trail)
The sections MACSHANE and AU PAYS DE KAAIKOP have been completely cleaned apart from some large trees that can be easily bypassed for now. Very nice work of several days including the refresh markup in La MacShane.
THANKS to Sandra, John and Normand.
Same thing for the PREFONTAINE-D’EN-HAUT section, from Trudeau Street (Château-Bleu) up to one kilometer past the refuge except for the beginning of the trail, still too wet or completely soaked. For now, it’s better to have waterproof boots or shoes to get through it.
THANKS to Catherine, Johanne, Serge and Suzanne.
LES RESERVES NATURELLES are also free of branches or other obstacles along the entire length, with some detours marked with blue ribbon around a wetland and some trees too big to be moved.
THANKS to Colette and Georges from the Club des Randonneurs de St-Jérôme and to Lawrence.
In the RANGS INACHEVÉS section, even if the logging is finished, it will take a lot of work to clear and mark the route to reach the forest through the part left fallow. It is better not to venture there immediately. We will keep you informed of the developments.
THANKS to Yves and Laurent who have already spent a busy day there.
Finally, the SAINT-AGRICOLE section has been cleaned from one end to the other. Two large trees that fell across the trail were delimbed to allow them to pass over without injury. The work to take these out of the way remains to be done.
THANKS to Pascal and Victor.
As for the VAL-DAVID-VAL-MORIN section, it was taken over by the Regional Park management in collaboration with the citizens who took part in the chores of the park.
Future efforts will be focused on refreshing markup in most sections. Volunteers for this work are always welcome (paint provided).
The other sections also deserve our attention, notice to those who frequent them.
It’s always time to do some cleaning in the sections you like or to contact us to join the teams that are occasionally trained for a particular release or repair work. Keep us informed of your efforts, that we enjoy sharing, or the needs for some heavy works you notice while on the trail.
Another BIG THANKS to all for this collective spirit. That is what makes the forest such a beautiful place!