This is a sample of the clearing they are doing at Draper Lake in preparation for the new bike trail. Keep in mind that a bike trail can be more variable than is allowed for road building. However, you can be sure the crews will eventually fill this in some and install drainage pipes under the trail surface.
Farther around on the north side of the lake is this sharp drop. I took this shot for the sake of comparison later on when they get the trail more developed. There is a lot of other spots like this where you have to wonder how they will handle it. I can report that the preparatory work runs from the western end of the dam and northward just beyond the marina. That much is pretty well ready for the lime and such that gets mixed into the soil to make it firmer. That’s already started down near the dam. Much past the marina and it quickly ends so that all they have is the bear first clearing of trees and maybe some initial landscaping with a bulldozer.
Meanwhile this is wildflower season. Those tiny lavender flowers grow along the River Trails. These bright yellow blooms I spotted around Draper Lake. There were others, but they were too far off the road in the tick-infested deep grass. I’ll wait for more to sprout close to the road.
Tomorrow I’m planning a road trip to test some fixes I made on the car. It seems to be running better now.