On Friday, we met with forester Woody Johnson (his real name) and Tim Archer to discuss the trail. Woody has worked with the Timberlake trail near Eglin. He gave a thumbs up to what we have done so far. We also looked for a tortoise hole that the gps had located but I couldn’t find. We all agreed it wasn’t there so that’s where the trail head is going to be. We spent about an hour discussing the network and he was all for it. Monday I’ll email Barbara Schmelling about the tortoise hole and see if they are ok with the trail.
Saturday was filled with Christmas parties and rain storms.
Sunday I managed to overcome my food hangover and cut the last couple hundred feet. Not much to it. I rode the trail all the way through and it works well. I stopped to look for my mattock and I still couldn’t find it. That’s very weird. I can’t imagine how a 3′ long yellow handled tool could disappear. It kinda squirrels me out that someone could have taken it while we were out there. Next I’ll try to get started on Phase 2.