Some more spring (trail) cleaning Sat May 26, 7:00 Levee 1

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Re: Some more spring (trail) cleaning Sat May 26, 7:00 Levee 1

Postby Mark T » Sun May 27, 2012 6:39 am

Thanks for all the hard work =D> The WRT is awesome right now.... =D>
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Re: Some more spring (trail) cleaning Sat May 26, 7:00 Levee 1

Postby Brad C » Sun May 27, 2012 8:28 am

You are welcome, and thanks for the complements. We also received many "thanks guys" from people using the trails on Saturday.

Steve K, Rich K, Drew B, and I worked on the white trail and overgrown parts of the blue trail. There is a little more to do, and those improvements will be seen in the near future.

As a bonus, while partaking of our recovery supplies, we signed up a new MSTA member.
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Re: Some more spring (trail) cleaning Sat May 26, 7:00 Levee 1

Postby Busta Move » Sun May 27, 2012 9:37 pm

Way to go guys! I know everyone really appreciates it.

Keep it up, everyone! A little work here and there goes a long way!
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Re: Some more spring (trail) cleaning Sat May 26, 7:00 Levee 1

Postby cavecom » Mon May 28, 2012 9:41 am

=D> Thanks guys, I couldn't make it out Sat. (work) but I rode out Sunday to check out your progress--nice job to everyone =D>
I was determined to help the cause, so I rode back to the truck to pick up my machete and work on the blue trail between bedpan bypass and Walnut Grove. I had done some work on the faceslppers on the yellow in this same area last week. Nice work with the DR there earlier meant there wasn't that much to do. I had to stop after about an hour and a half or I would have had blisters.
Finished off with a great ride to celebrate, maybe I'll make back out again today to continue the progress.
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Re: Some more spring (trail) cleaning Sat May 26, 7:00 Levee 1

Postby WxMan » Mon May 28, 2012 10:44 am

Nice to meet you out there working away Scott. I meant to come back the same route to see your progress but ended up taking a shorter route home. :oops: It was hot!
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Re: Some more spring (trail) cleaning Sat May 26, 7:00 Levee 1

Postby Brad C » Wed May 30, 2012 8:20 am

On Sunday 5/27/12 I sent a description of the work we did on Saturday to Robert Mayer, Brian Wylie, and Drew Balton.
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On Saturday May, 26, MSTA was out with the DR brush mower, weed whackers, and chainsaw. We trimmed and cleared the white trail westward from levee 1. We also cleared the blue trail from the 1 3/4 mile point westward to the 5 points junction.

Steve Kuhar is planning to be back after work on Wednesday May 30, with his DR. He will be mowing along the trails in the gas line field east of levee 2.

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I received the following reply from Operations Manager Robert Mayer.
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You the MAN!
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Re: Some more spring (trail) cleaning Sat May 26, 7:00 Levee 1

Postby Brad C » Wed May 30, 2012 8:25 am

Robert also copied his response to SFPC Executive Director Laura Adams. I just received this message from Laura.
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Thank you for MSTA's continued support for trails. I'll plan a hike on the white trail. Was on the yellow last weekend and saw the work you did to reroute the trail away from the eroded edge. Looks very good.

Are you keeping your collective hours for Irene to log?
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Re: Some more spring (trail) cleaning Sat May 26, 7:00 Levee 1

Postby Mark T » Wed May 30, 2012 10:00 am

Brad, what about using Roundup on the Blue Trail at the Powerline field near the greenline ?
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Re: Some more spring (trail) cleaning Sat May 26, 7:00 Levee 1

Postby Brad C » Wed May 30, 2012 11:30 am

Mark T wrote:Brad, what about using Roundup on the Blue Trail at the Powerline field near the greenline ?

That would require park approval. Since that is in the Lucius Burch State Natural Area, TDEC approval probably is required too.
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Re: Some more spring (trail) cleaning Sat May 26, 7:00 Levee 1

Postby SteveK » Wed May 30, 2012 1:17 pm

Weather permitting tonight after work I’ll be bush hogging the tall grass on the gas line right of way.

(Three separate paths go through the grass, I’ll also trim the Blue on my way to and from the gas line area)
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Re: Some more spring (trail) cleaning Sat May 26, 7:00 Levee 1

Postby cavecom » Wed May 30, 2012 7:50 pm

WxMan wrote:Nice to meet you out there working away Scott. I meant to come back the same route to see your progress but ended up taking a shorter route home. :oops: It was hot!


I like it hot. I got back out on Memorial Day around 2PM to take advantage of the heat. I was going to ride out the yellow to get to work on the blue, but decided to turn my efforts into making the yellow sand bypass trail clearer. It took a while to whack and pull the vines, and after about an hour and a half later I finished. I felt if I stayed any longer that I would get blisters, so I called it a day. I waited till I made it back to the truck to open the second water bottle- it just doesn't feel that bad in the shade.
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Re: Some more spring (trail) cleaning Sat May 26, 7:00 Levee 1

Postby Brad C » Wed May 30, 2012 9:43 pm

The rain went south of Memphis so Steve K. was able to bring the DR mower to Shelby Farms to open the trails through the gas pipeline field. Here are a few pictures of his work. These pictures and others of the recent clean up have also been sent to Shelby Farms.

This is a before picture of the yellow trail.
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This is Steve making his first pass through the same area. The grass is as tall as he is.
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Here is the blue trail after Steve's DR magic.
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Re: Some more spring (trail) cleaning Sat May 26, 7:00 Levee 1

Postby Mark T » Thu May 31, 2012 5:59 am

=D> A big THANKS Steve......
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Re: Some more spring (trail) cleaning Sat May 26, 7:00 Levee 1

Postby WxMan » Thu May 31, 2012 10:19 am

Mark T wrote:=D> A big THANKS Steve......


Ditto =D> =D> =D> :D
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Re: Some more spring (trail) cleaning Sat May 26, 7:00 Levee 1

Postby Memphis Driver » Thu May 31, 2012 3:59 pm

Thanks -it's great!
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