We must've bundled up at least a mile of the stuff, maybe more. Initially a little clumsy with the wire (as evidenced by my scratched-up forearms), I think I can say I'm now an expert in barbed wire rolling. We'd each roll up maybe 20 feet of the stuff, secure it, then toss it off to the side, later to be gathered into wheelbarrow loads.
The hardest job was probably running the loaded wheelbarrows the mile back to the cars. The trail was mostly flat, but did have some difficult spots. It was, however, a beautiful day and the colors bright yellow and very fall like and yay! Sage Hen trail looks like the PERFECT running trail, like I said mostly flat and running right along this lovely creek all the way out to Stampede Resevior. I think I will find my feet there soon.
We filled a whole truck up with rolls and rolls of wire.
The day ended on a dissapointing note, though. As volunteers, we not only got Tshirts (this was a banner weekend for tshirt collection) but were promised a big ol' after-work meal catered by Cottonwood, one of the better restuarants in town. After finishing our day of work right on time, we headed to the site of the feast only to find . . . all of the food gone. Bummer! We had both really been looking forward to the food (we do just about anything for free food these days!), and were starving!
No big deal, really. It did feel good for me to give back to all the trails I've been running lately, and better still to find a new trail all ready for the exploring!