The Grassy Meadow Trail...

Grassy Meadow at Hansen Woodland Farm

This page chronicles -- through photos -- the development of the Grassy Meadow Trail, part of Stand 3, and the second phase of our Forest Management Plan.

Stand 3 is an 11-acre, mostly hilly, section located in the southwest corner of our property. At the most western edge, sits a beautiful, natural grassy meadow.

The purpose of this trail is to lay the groundwork (and access) for the forest management that will start in this stand in 2013, while also providing access to recreational activities to this far corner of the property. You can see the goal for the trail in the last photograph at the bottom of this page.

The pictures below show our progress in developing the Grassy Meadow Trail. (See a description of all the trails on Hansen Woodland Farm.)

The Beginning of the Trail
Beginning of Grassy Meadow Trail From Grassy Meadow Trail, back to main house

The Switchback Along the Trail

Beginning of Grassy Meadow Trail switchback Looking back at switchback, Grassy Meadow Trail

Constructing the Trail to the Top

Beginning of final ascent up Grassy Meadow Trail Undeveloped part of Grassy Meadow Trail

The Tractor Along the Grassy Meadow Trail

Looking up Grassy Meadow Trail, with tractor Looking down Grassy Meadow Trail, with tractor

Reaching the Grassy Meadow part of the Grassy Meadow Trail

Intersection of Grassy Meadow Trail with existing trail Beginning of Grassy Meadow Trail into the Grassy Meadow

More Tractor Shots Along Grassy Meadow Trail

Tractor, along Grassy Meadow Trail Tractor-eye-view along Grassy Meadow Trail

Rough Trail Development Along Grassy Meadow Trail

Grassy Meadow Trail rough development picture Grassy Meadow Trail rough development picture

Further Development Along Grassy Meadow Trail

Grassy Meadow Trail with tractor up on hill Reaching one corner of Grassy Meadow

Grassy Meadow Trail Map

Grassy Meadow Trail Map, Hansen Woodland Farm

Forest Trail-Building

For a quick overview of trail-building, see our article, Building Trails Through the Forest: How, Why.


Hansen Woodland Farm sign