The idea is to make a quick trail on relatively loose, yet steep dirt.
It will start off as a narrow, problematic trail that can be widened later.
In the pics below, jocelyn and I spent about 20 minutes making a rock retaining wall off to the left, and then we completed the rest of the trail in about 20 minutes.
We spent more time planting seeds than building the trail. I like the idea that we might someday name it "cherry trail" - so I planted a lot of cherry pits along the uphill side. Probably 20% cherry pits - and apple, and apricot, plum, peach, black locust. On the downill side i planted a lot of daikon, holzer grain and my winter mix.
I made a trail yesterday at base camp. As it is extended, it will allow full access to the back side of the hugel that is next to the house. Cutting the trail into the dirt was easier than I thought. Navigating the slope and contour to aim for the elevation of the cross trail was kinda fun. I ended up making it a bit longer than the 20' that is required. I made a switchback but due to large buried rocks, I had to include a step with the switchback. In the future (as Paul alludes to above), the trail can be improved and this could be a great spot for a dry stack retaining wall. I planted the fresh dirt on the downhill side with two types of clover, alfalfa and Sepp Holzer grain.
Paul said that building a trail on a hugel also qualifies for this BB.
"Hundreds of years from now it will not matter what my bank account was, the sort of house I lived in or the type of car I drove... But the world may be different because I did something so bafflingly crazy that it becomes a tourist destination"
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