Another perfect weekend to go plow through the woods. On Saturday, Nate (I don’t know his last name) showed up to help. I waited until 9:30 for him but I was getting antsy so I headed out. I cleared for about an hour then I headed back up to the car to see if he had arrived. Sure enough, his car was there but he wasn’t. I left him a note and then headed back. I ran into him coming back up the road. He had been wandering around for about 45 minutes. Lucky I checked when I did. He showed up with his new Fiskar loppers and gloves. I put him to work opening up the trail while I chopped out roots. We got pretty far. We quit when I couldn’t decide which way to run the trail and our water was getting low. We were out of there at 1:30, a good 4.5 hours put in. I was whipped when we left. I stopped at the redneck grocery on the way out and got some Gatorade then I stopped at Truly Spokin’ and got a chocolate shake at the Tasty Freeze.
Sunday, Justin (I don’t know his last name) came out to help as did Nate. I brought my bike this time so I could ride what we had done so far. I think it’s not to bad but it’s hard to tell because it’s so rough still. A little dog decided to help out today also. Justin decided to keep her, he named her June. We started where we left off yesterday and managed to get to 1115 before quiting. I think I flagged to 1117 but I’m not sure if I like the route I chose. Nate has his loppers broke in good and Justin was on the ax clearing roots. I switched back the trail down a 10% slope through a couple of thickets. I think from 1116 to the end (1138) it’s thick so it may be slow going the next time we get out there. Both Nate and I were getting tired and Justin had to meet some people for lunch so we got out of there around 1:30. So 8 hours Saturday and 13.5 on Sunday. 21 hours total for the weekend and the best part is is that you can tell. Next weekend I have a festival to work so we’ll give the woods a rest.