Down to the River

I made another attempt at trail reclamation today. I got pretty far but I didn’t finish as it’s so hot and slow. I started on Serpentinas and went clockwise for maybe 3 miles. The trail was missing in a few places so I pin flagged a new route. Mostly it was cutting and dragging trees off the trail. I need a new blade on my handsaw. I’m surprised i didn’t catch anything on fire trying to cut through some of the dead stuff. Next weekend I should have the whole loop back open just in time to start on the actual trail maintenance. I was noticing an area that they cut that went way down to the bottom of the hill into the flood plain of Juniper Creek. It was hot and I was tired so I went exploring to see how far the went. I don’t know if it was intentional or not but they cut a swath all the way to the creek. Yeah! I hopped in and cooled off and I felt a lot better after that. The route they cut would be a mess if it rained because there were already boggy areas but maybe it will be designates as a camping area that must be hiked to get to. They created a road that runs all the way to the bottom of the hill so they must have been cutting intentionally. 5 hours.

Published in: on June 4, 2011 at 4:54 pm  Leave a Comment