Originally Posted by Merrick Graves
I can not begin to think of how much rock has been dumped at the many bridge approachs on the Kaner. Rock is stock piled at a couple locations on the Kaner. Sometimes it is easy to direct a truck with ditch gleamings to dump at accessible locations. But you take what you get and that is somewhat the problem. As you say the rock should be of the large rip/rap type so that it does not splash out. The Naches does have a trail size dump trailer that heavier rigs can negoiate the trails with.
Something that has worked in Cle Elum are surplus tank tracks placed on the trail tread with the rubber side up. I am researching where to get them as the old supply is almost gone and the Yakima Firing range does not have them any more.
Another method may be to take a lesson from the Little Rattlesnake and use the concrete boat launch logs.
Both methods would work but they may be rather expensive. It may be we use a combination of hardened surfaces and rock until we could get funding to harden all the bridge approachs. The Lilly Pond Bypass also needs bridge approach work.
Does the road bed cloth stuff help keep the rock from sinking into the earth...we used some on the upper section of Sunrise Trail at Elbe...then tossed the bigger rock directly on top.