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.