WRT trail tree clearing day(s)

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WRT trail tree clearing day(s)

Postby muddymatt » Wed Apr 06, 2011 10:11 am

Anyone get out since Monday? Thinking Yellow out and back to Summer late today.
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Re: WRT trail conditions

Postby dantheman » Wed Apr 06, 2011 10:31 am

I wouldn't do that Matt! Butch just called and said yellow g-town to greenline has 22 trees down...just yellow! He said some are 3' in diameter. He's predicting 2 days 6-7 people. You could go check out the blue though. Were gonna need a big crew for this weekend.
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Re: WRT trail conditions

Postby Busta Move » Wed Apr 06, 2011 10:38 am

I heard the same thing about the yellow. We should plan to hit this on Saturday AM! I can bring a crew and knock this thing outta the park!!!

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Re: WRT trail conditions

Postby muddymatt » Wed Apr 06, 2011 10:42 am

Thanks for the trail update Dan and Butch.

On the trail work, Let brad know. there is a group going out Sunday at 9am too. Saturday at HP also.

I guess itll be a slow day on the trails. Got my hand saw and may use the time to take out some aggression on poor dead trees
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Re: WRT trail conditions

Postby SteveK » Wed Apr 06, 2011 10:45 am

Don’t underestimate the Ripper Clan, they can chew some wood!

I’m cutting Herb Saturday, but whatever you can’t get to on Saturday I’ll help Sunday.

Keep us informed.
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Re: WRT trail conditions

Postby muddymatt » Wed Apr 06, 2011 10:56 am

Not underestimating at all. they are a formidible group with impact. Just communicating. last time someone showed initiative in the WRT area it started a bad mojo string cause proper communication channels were not known/followed. just tryin to avoid that again.
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Re: WRT trail conditions

Postby Butch » Wed Apr 06, 2011 12:02 pm

Busta Move wrote:I heard the same thing about the yellow. We should plan to hit this on Saturday AM! I can bring a crew and knock this thing outta the park!!!

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If you start from G'town parking lot, the trouble starts right away with a head banger on the levy to the yellow. But if you take the blue, theres one waist high just after the drop. On the yellow, just after the field is the largest tree. It completely obscures the trail. It may not actually be 36" in diameter, but it is damn sure easily larger than my 29" wheels. All the next really bad stuff is after the next levy intersection. There are 3 or 4 areas that are a wall of green. But the trees themselves are not so big in diameter. There are 16 or so just between G'town and WG, 6 between WG and the Greenline. I got too bored with hiking, crawling, climbing and dragging my bike along to go further. Busta, that three footer is by far the worst that I saw. This oughta get transferred over to the Trail work header, and someone really should photo document all this damage and repairs to buttress Brad's bargaining position. I know thats blatantly political, but it is the smart thing to do.
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Re: WRT trail conditions

Postby muddymatt » Wed Apr 06, 2011 12:53 pm

Excellent update Butch. Thanks. Looks like we have a full weekend of yard work and trail work in front of us.
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Re: WRT trail conditions

Postby dantheman » Wed Apr 06, 2011 1:03 pm

I'm with the Ripper Clan! And Rich,he's a machine too! We will have it done in time for a midday nap by Saturday ...say noonish! 8)
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Re: WRT trail conditions

Postby rich_k » Wed Apr 06, 2011 1:30 pm

I can help at WRTs on Saturday. I'll also try to recruit my friend David. Let's start early.
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Re: WRT trail conditions

Postby muddymatt » Wed Apr 06, 2011 1:44 pm

Thats why you da man 8) . AND you throw in a nap to boot! =D> Ripper! Ill see you out there.
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Re: WRT trail conditions

Postby dantheman » Wed Apr 06, 2011 1:51 pm

I could've worded that diff,I'm not a ripper,just sayin I'm down to work with em. And Rich,I'm game for early,was thinkin 8 but let's see what busta wants. I got a saw David can use too.
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Re: WRT trail tree clearing day(s)

Postby Brad C » Wed Apr 06, 2011 2:46 pm

I will let the park know there will be trail clearing on Saturday and possibly Sunday.

By all means someone get pictures. Like Butch said "I know that's blatantly political, but it is the smart thing to do." Trail access is very political. Not just in SF but everywhere in the country. IMBA is still reporting new trail closings all the time.

I want to get the group emails out tonight. Where and when are you guys going to meet and start Saturday?

John, be sure to get the team member count and the hours to me. Some kind of breakdown as to in and out of the LBNA is helpful too. SF wants to know those volunteer hours. Helps us and the park. BTW, the park does appreciate the work. They nominated MSTA for another volunteer award. They keep trying.

Also let me know how much you get done Saturday so I know what is left for Sunday.
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Re: WRT trail tree clearing day(s)

Postby dantheman » Wed Apr 06, 2011 3:16 pm

Brad,if you want to fax me some sign-off sheets I'll be you on Saturday.901-452-4566 I'll get some pics too
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Re: WRT trail tree clearing day(s)

Postby dantheman » Wed Apr 06, 2011 3:19 pm

Busta says book it,so 8 am Saturday is a go!
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