WRT chainsawfest Sat. June 16, 7:00 @ Walnut Grove

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WRT chainsawfest Sat. June 16, 7:00 @ Walnut Grove

Postby Brad C » Thu Jun 14, 2012 9:04 am

Just when we thought we could take a weekend off, Monday's storms knocked down trees all over the WRT. Rich_K knows what is down where. We will meet at Walnut Grove and disperse from there once we have a count of saws and helpers.

Shelby Farms management has been notified of our intentions.
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Re: WRT chainsawfest Sat. June 16, 7:00 @ Walnut Grove

Postby Mark T » Fri Jun 15, 2012 6:34 pm

I hope you get a good turn out. Tomorrow is my 22nd Anniversary so I will not be helping.
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Re: WRT chainsawfest Sat. June 16, 7:00 @ Walnut Grove

Postby Frankie Figs » Fri Jun 15, 2012 9:48 pm

I can't make 7am, but I will be there at 8. Is there any particular order you are attacking these trees or should I just head towards the loud noises?
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Re: WRT chainsawfest Sat. June 16, 7:00 @ Walnut Grove

Postby rich_k » Sat Jun 16, 2012 12:05 am

My suggestion is to ride on the Blue from Walnut Grove toward Germantown, to 5-points, then to the White (Goat), Levee 1 to the Blue, all the way to Gtwn trail head. There are quite a few trees in the early sections so we'll probably be around 5-points or onto the White by 8-8:30 am.

Thanks for the help!
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Re: WRT chainsawfest Sat. June 16, 7:00 @ Walnut Grove

Postby Brad C » Sat Jun 16, 2012 5:46 pm

Thanks to everyone who turned out for the Shelby Farms WRT clean up. We got a lot done. The most used trails between WG and GTN are cleaned up.

There are still some trees down. Some are on the yellow trail in the sand filled section between 5 points and levee 1. The others are on the blue trail north of WG near the Greenline.

We did see a lot of runners coming off the trail while getting ready. We reminded many of them that Shelby Farms does not clean up the trails. That is done by volunteers from the off road cycling community.
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Re: WRT chainsawfest Sat. June 16, 7:00 @ Walnut Grove

Postby rich_k » Sat Jun 16, 2012 6:53 pm

Ditto. Given that help was also needed at Stanky, we had a great turnout and cut about a dozen trees. The only section between WG and Gtwn that's not open, as Brad indicated, is the sandy Yellow between 5-points and Levee 1. Forgetaboutit!

From the Greenline, the best route to WG right now is Banjo, to Blue, to Levee, to Yellow (3-plank bridge), to WG.

I'll try to clear the downed tree on the Banjo, but it's not a major problem.

Has anyone been on the Blue from WG to the 3-plank? How many trees are down?

Everybody, please bring a hand saw on rides and take a little time to clear the face slappers that we didn't clear today.
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Re: WRT chainsawfest Sat. June 16, 7:00 @ Walnut Grove

Postby cavecom » Sat Jun 16, 2012 10:37 pm

If someone will ride the blue from WG to 3 plank and let me know what shape it's in I will ride out there Tuesday with the appropriate implements of reconstruction. Any one else up for Tuesday?
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Re: WRT chainsawfest Sat. June 16, 7:00 @ Walnut Grove

Postby Mark T » Sun Jun 17, 2012 6:04 pm

cavecom wrote:If someone will ride the blue from WG to 3 plank and let me know what shape it's in I will ride out there Tuesday with the appropriate implements of reconstruction. Any one else up for Tuesday?



Other than the usual mudholes, that section is good to ride.......there is a section on the blue between the powerline field and the greenline that needs clearing, chainsaw would be best....
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Re: WRT chainsawfest Sat. June 16, 7:00 @ Walnut Grove

Postby 111tmoney111 » Sun Jun 17, 2012 9:57 pm

cavecom wrote:If someone will ride the blue from WG to 3 plank and let me know what shape it's in I will ride out there Tuesday with the appropriate implements of reconstruction. Any one else up for Tuesday?


I work all week long, but i'd meet you about 6:30 and work till dark. Not much time, but that's all i can do.
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Re: WRT chainsawfest Sat. June 16, 7:00 @ Walnut Grove

Postby cavecom » Sun Jun 17, 2012 11:21 pm

Mark T wrote:
cavecom wrote:If someone will ride the blue from WG to 3 plank and let me know what shape it's in I will ride out there Tuesday with the appropriate implements of reconstruction. Any one else up for Tuesday?



Other than the usual mudholes, that section is good to ride.......there is a section on the blue between the powerline field and the greenline that needs clearing, chainsaw would be best....


Then I'll start Tuesday at the greenline and head towards the powerlines, chainsaw in tow.
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Re: WRT chainsawfest Sat. June 16, 7:00 @ Walnut Grove

Postby cavecom » Sun Jun 17, 2012 11:27 pm

111tmoney111 wrote:
cavecom wrote:If someone will ride the blue from WG to 3 plank and let me know what shape it's in I will ride out there Tuesday with the appropriate implements of reconstruction. Any one else up for Tuesday?


I work all week long, but i'd meet you about 6:30 and work till dark. Not much time, but that's all i can do.


Thanks for the offer, but by 6:30 I'll be back home with a cool one. I don't mind the heat- it's the skeeters I can't abide, and that's their dinner time.
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Re: WRT chainsawfest Sat. June 16, 7:00 @ Walnut Grove

Postby rich_k » Mon Jun 18, 2012 7:32 am

There's one fall left to clear on the BLUE south of the Greenline. We started a re-route when my saw ran out of gas. The plan was to cut the old fallen tree near the old trail to create a path through the privet to where the new tree trunk still lies. Would be good to trim some of the privet right and left along the re-route, and cut the tree trunk.
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Re: WRT chainsawfest Sat. June 16, 7:00 @ Walnut Grove

Postby cavecom » Tue Jun 19, 2012 12:49 pm

Cleared the blue this morning, and double checked banjo.
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Re: WRT chainsawfest Sat. June 16, 7:00 @ Walnut Grove

Postby Mark T » Tue Jun 19, 2012 5:53 pm

=D> Thanks Cavecom and to everyone else that has helped keep our trails open and clear =D>
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