Project Leader: Project Dates: May 27, 2010 - September 20, 2010 Email Address:
Corridor clearing 12,560 ft
Retread 1515 ft
Blow down Trees removed 31
Drainage dips installed 2
Old growth removal 1
We have been on the lower portion of the Stratton Bald trail and it really feels warmer without the elevation. The dog days of summer are upon us and the afternoon showers are a welcomed cool down.
We faced some challenges this hitch removing an old growth out of the trail. We had two options 1. Build stairs around it or 2. Use gravity and move the tree down hill. We decided that moving it down hill would be the most efficient way to solve the mammoth problem- boy we were wrong! In the end the tree was removed safely, but there were many calories burned removing it! It looked like it would move easily, but it quickly became an engineering project. Everyone pitched in and it was fun to collaborate ideas on how to best use our wilderness resources. This is a nice change from our typical days of digging new tread and corridor clearing.
We are finishing up a bunch of work on these trails every week, but there is still so much ahead. We will continue to meet the challenge of all our work ahead as we approach the last month of our trail work. We will turn our focus to corridor clearing for the next few hitches to be sure that all the trails are clear for the wilderness users enjoyment.