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Trail work at Herb during the holidays

PostPosted: Thu Dec 15, 2011 12:20 pm
by SteveK
To go alone with Evan’s post about trail work at Bayou Point during the holidays I will also be doing similar trail work at Herb.

Brad C and I hiked sections of Tenn. wildlife property that exists close to the lake shore and discovered areas that can be added to existing trail. These new trails are approved by the land manager as adding to lake access for fishermen. These trail additions will of course also add to the overall loop mileage. I will be doing some light chainsaw work and DR bush hogging to expose the new trail tread.

Re: Trail work at Herb during the holidays

PostPosted: Thu Dec 15, 2011 1:53 pm
by drrob
Let me know when you will be out there and I may be able to help out

Re: Trail work at Herb during the holidays

PostPosted: Thu Dec 15, 2011 2:04 pm
by SteveK
Thanks Rob,
It maybe last minute stuff. Trail work done in between Holiday festivities. (I got to find a way to burn off those holiday calories).

Re: Trail work at Herb during the holidays

PostPosted: Thu Dec 15, 2011 2:28 pm
by KenG
We're traveling for a few days around Christmas, but will meet up to help when we're in town.

Re: Trail work at Herb during the holidays

PostPosted: Thu Dec 15, 2011 3:33 pm
by the kid
I would be willing to come out and help as well!

Re: Trail work at Herb during the holidays

PostPosted: Thu Dec 15, 2011 5:17 pm
by SteveK
Thanks guys for the offers.

I’ll post at least a day in advance of my intensions. Brad helped me with some ideas for trail placement but I can always use more sets of eyes to get the best “lines” for trail tread.

Re: Trail work at Herb during the holidays

PostPosted: Thu Dec 15, 2011 9:13 pm
by Ariel29er
Will be watching the posts.

Re: Trail work at Herb during the holidays

PostPosted: Fri Dec 16, 2011 9:34 am
by Jrkimbrough
Great to see so many interested in trail work!! It kinda makes me sad to see the majority of trail work days only after storms when trees are blocking the trail! Yay for adding more trail and trail improvements!! =D> =D>

Re: Trail work at Herb during the holidays

PostPosted: Tue Dec 27, 2011 12:32 pm
by SteveK
I made great progress yesterday out at Herb on a loop trail that can truly be called “The Cedar Point Loop”.

I am guessing the loop will add only 2 to 3 hundred yards of new trail but does provide some nice elevation change. =D>

As the name would imply the loop takes the rider down to the lake shore where a large cedar tree shades a beautiful view of the lake. This loop also provides for “bank fishing”, which makes the wildlife officer happy.

This Saturday December 27, 2011 at 9 AM I will finish off the new loop trail by scraping the trail tread with the snow plow attachment to my DR Bush Hog. Two fallen trees will also need to be removed with easy chainsaw work.

If anyone would like to join in and help “manicure” the trail tread you are welcome. I will walk in the DR from the Lakeview Drive trailhead starting at 9 AM. The entrance and exit of “The Cedar Point Loop” can be identified by caution tape.

Re: Trail work at Herb during the holidays

PostPosted: Tue Dec 27, 2011 1:47 pm
by drrob
Sounds great Steve. Thanks for the work. You do mean Saturday the 31st. If so I will try to make it out there and hike in a chain saw. Let me know.

Re: Trail work at Herb during the holidays

PostPosted: Tue Dec 27, 2011 2:37 pm
by SteveK
Yes Rob Saturday 31st!! :oops: :oops:
My software auto filled today's date; I should have proof read closer.
I’ll have my chain saw on the DR mower, don’t bring yours. I might even get those trees Friday afternoon.

Re: Trail work at Herb during the holidays

PostPosted: Tue Dec 27, 2011 2:40 pm
by drrob
Sounds good Steve . I am planning on riding Herb Friday afternoon so I'll look for you.

Re: Trail work at Herb during the holidays

PostPosted: Tue Dec 27, 2011 9:01 pm
by Ariel29er
Steve, what sort of tools do you recommend we bring that would be useful?

Re: Trail work at Herb during the holidays

PostPosted: Tue Dec 27, 2011 10:30 pm
by SteveK
Karen,
The majority of the work will be grooming the trail tread by exposing solid ground. The trail is covered with layers of leaves and loose top soil. My snow plow blade will do most of the work but there is always a need for hand work.

So to answer your question; bring a rake if you have one, I have a fire rake that can you can use.

Re: Trail work at Herb during the holidays

PostPosted: Wed Dec 28, 2011 8:27 am
by Memphis_Buckeye
SteveK wrote:I made great progress yesterday out at Herb on a loop trail that can truly be called “The Cedar Point Loop”.

I am guessing the loop will add only 2 to 3 hundred yards of new trail but does provide some nice elevation change. =D>

As the name would imply the loop takes the rider down to the lake shore where a large cedar tree shades a beautiful view of the lake. This loop also provides for “bank fishing”, which makes the wildlife officer happy.

This Saturday December 27, 2011 at 9 AM I will finish off the new loop trail by scraping the trail tread with the snow plow attachment to my DR Bush Hog. Two fallen trees will also need to be removed with easy chainsaw work.

If anyone would like to join in and help “manicure” the trail tread you are welcome. I will walk in the DR from the Lakeview Drive trailhead starting at 9 AM. The entrance and exit of “The Cedar Point Loop” can be identified by caution tape.


Thanks for your hard work Steve. If I can get back in town in time (currently up in the land of the Buckeyes visiting family), I may come help ya. Any progress on those spirals you were planning, or is that a different section of trail?

Elevation change = WINNING.

Might this name be a double entendre? Any chance it's also in reference to a certain theme park in Sandusky? :mrgreen: