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If you need a bit of feel-good viewing to keep you going until the weekend, then have a look at Sierra Buttes’ video that it has produced, documenting its campaign to connect 15 mountain communities via building and restoring trails through California’s ‘lost’ Sierra mountains. By hiring local residents to work on its trail crew and some extensive outreach to the local communities it is connecting, it is connecting remote communities that used to be connected back in the days of the gold rush of the 19th century.
The trail building has been more than just for the pleasure of mountain bikers (though that has helped with the funding – the trail system is well supported by the California bike industry), it is connecting remote towns (Downieville, which you’ll have heard of, only had a population of around 300 residents) with trails that can be ridden, walked and many, dirt biked too. In some cases, the trailbuilders are finishing sections of trail that were started during the Gold Rush in the mid 1800s and never completed once the bust came. The Sierra Buttes is a great example of how a few inspired individuals can make a big difference in an area previously given up on by industry – once mining and later logging – moved out.
Have a watch, get inspired about trailbuilding and look at all that dust! At the very least it’ll make you want to visit Downieville and the rest of the 15 communities that the Sierra Buttes trust is bringing together via the medium of mountain bike trails.
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