Tuesday, November 11, 2014

Trailwork update from 11/9 anf for 11/15-16

We had a small, but effective group on Sunday.  There were various nagging items that had to be checked off the "to-do" list, most of which got done.  We also managed to string up one row of shade fence from Point A, down to the end of the fencing.  

All of the fencing rolls are out and distributed along the front hill, with the rest at Point A.  Lots of trees had fallen on the "hard" field fence, requiring some awkward sawing and then repair of the field fence.  I really hope this wind didn't result in more.  That is not a quick and easy job!

Anyway, there are more zip ties on order (we ran out), and I think Paul Graham will be picking more up locally for this coming weekend's fencing hanging work group.  

Paul and Kristina Brown will be heading up the fencing project.  I'll get more information from them on times, etc. on the work groups.  It should go quickly if we can get a few (as many as possible!) hands working on it.

Looks like the weather will me more like winter by the weekend, so keep an eye on that.  

Overall, the trail is looking pretty good, actually.  Like I said, I hope todays high winds didn't result in a whole bunch more fallen trees.  It's getting tiring cutting those things out.  


Thursday, November 6, 2014

Fencing and Trail Work this weekend Nov 8,9

Hi all,

It's that time of the year.  The snow is already starting to make and appearance, so we need to get a start on the fencing.  

Unfortunately, we still have some trees falling down, so that is going to take some more time to sort out, plus some some of the "hard" field fence repairs from all of the damage suffered from fallen trees. 

But, we can still get moving on hanging the shade fence.  I have only briefly spoken to Paul Graham, who normally heads this project up every year, so I'll get with him again to see if he's going to manage this process...he's been gone a bit lately.

I am not going to be up there on Saturday due to work commitments, but I'll be up there with a couple of high school kids who have to do some community service work.  We'll start getting the fencing laid out and I'll get them started hanging it.  In the meantime, we'll also try to clear more trees and repair the field fence (posts and wire fence).

Please come up and help if you can this weekend, and most certainly next weekend too.  It's going to take some time and effort, as it always does, but with a lot of hands, it is not so bad.  If you want to work on Saturday, the fencing is already laid out on the upper side of the old "Rambo" shed at the trailhead.  I'll try to get some more zip ties.

So far, we've cleared out many, many trees and tree snags, cut thousands of aspen and locust shoots, and Dave has been running the brush cutter on those areas that are more accessible for that.  Lots of volunteer hours have already been put in to get the trails ready for what is, hopefully, going to be a great season!

See you out there.