ep·ic adj ˈe-pik : extending beyond the usual or ordinary especially in size or scope.

One word to describe the 2011 Trail Care Crew season; epic. Thirty two official visits, 9 provinces, 290 days on the road and over 50,000 kms travelled. We drove through snowstorms, a hurricane, a tropical storm and endured a heatwave. We started the season digging into frozen ground, we finished the season in a wind storm.

No two projects were alike, no two visits were the same. We learned more about trail building and ourselves in these past 10 months then we have in the past 10 years. We took every opportunity to learn and grow and become better at what we do. Sure, we’re exhausted and injured but we would not trade our experience for anything in the world.

So as we reflect on the 2011 season, we want to give an epic thank you/merci to everyone who had a part in our journey. It wouldn’t have been the same without you.

Cheers, Chad and Deanne Lazaruk

P.S. Check out the the 2011 Annual Report for more photos, stats, and success stories!

Check out some highlights from the season:

Click on pins to see who the Crew visited, with links to blog entries:

View 2011 IMBA Canada TCC Season in a full screen map