O'Brien Creek trail update

Trail improvements between O'Brien and Haley Creeks are in progress. A portion of everyone's $15 Chitina dip net permit fee is funding DOT to undertake this work. Manual brush clearing was completed all the way to Haley Creek before the dipnet season started this spring. In October, DOT's Tazlina crew brought an excavator and a small dozer in to work on trouble spots from the O'Brien Creek crossing to mile 5.13. The images below show examples of the work they completed. This winter, DOT is working to obtain the permits for the remainder of the trail work out to Haley Creek. DOT has asked for CDA member feedback or suggestions on their work. Email you comments to contact@chitinadipnetters.com. We will collect and forward the comments to the Tazlina crew.

Mile 5.13 before DOT's Tazlina crew started working on it. ATVers were forced to winch up and over the large sloping slabs of rock before the work.

After the Tazlina crew was done working on the mess at mile 5.13. They used some very large rock underneath the fill to stabilize the trail bed.

Examples of the Tazlina crew's dozer work smoothing out the trail up to mile 5.13.

The trail is double wide.