• 01-07-2013
    pliebenberg
    Henry W Coe SP Trailwork; Jim Donnelly Trail
    This post is a prelude to this coming weekend's "2nd Saturday" Trail Work Day on the Jim Donnelly Trail. Three of us "weekday warriors" had a session of "supervised" trail work today; Travis (tjhspapa), myself and Sue-the-horse-gal worked on the first leg on the trail.

    We were able to finally finish the first switchback turn; "Home Depot Corner" so named for the use of the landscaping blocks. It's been serviceable for quite some time now; it needed the back-slope cut and the in-sloped drain shaped per State standards.

    Here's a time-lapse of work on the corner:
    <iframe width="960" height="720" src="http://www.youtube.com/embed/7wbmKOunJvY?rel=0" frameborder="0" allowfullscreen></iframe>
    (Mute if you don't like Irish folk ballads!)

    A few views of the finished corner:
    http://i1042.photobucket.com/albums/...3/P1070002.jpg

    http://i1042.photobucket.com/albums/...3/P1070003.jpg

    http://i1042.photobucket.com/albums/...3/P1070008.jpg

    Hopefully, Sorcerer will add details of the upcoming TWD either here or in a new thread.
  • 01-07-2013
    Sorcerer
    Bravo!
  • 01-07-2013
    tjhspapa
    Awesome! I love the time lapse. 3 hours of work compressed into a 2.5 minute video.

    Thanks Paul.
  • 01-08-2013
    M3ichael
    On the Oscar goes to...
    Great video Paul. :thumbsup:
  • 01-08-2013
    Sorcerer
    Room for improvement
    I posted the trail work day on mtbr here.

    For better and worse the trail is getting wider. At least the bottom third is, so far anyway. People here have to understand that this is going to be a very busy trail sometimes, and that passing lanes are going to be useful mitigators of potential conflict sometimes. The trail often, but not always, has good sight-lines. When the trail is complete there will have to be some adjustments made up to and including the installation of pinch-points as needed.

    Pliebenberg and the Backcountry Ranger and maybe Travis are going to buck the tree that fell on the JDT off tomorrow. I hope the results get posted on this thread and on the thread about next Saturday.

    http://i1101.photobucket.com/albums/...ps22492198.jpg
  • 01-08-2013
    tjhspapa
    Quote:

    Originally Posted by Sorcerer View Post
    maybe Travis

    Not this time. I rescheduled a doctor's appointment so I could work Monday. Unfortunately, I rescheduled it to Wednesday.
  • 01-09-2013
    TahoeBC
    Beautiful road your building
  • 01-09-2013
    knobs
    Quote:

    Originally Posted by TahoeBC View Post
    Beautiful road your building

    Stop your bellyaching, you can't see it from orbit.

    Yet.
  • 01-09-2013
    TahoeBC
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    Quote:

    Originally Posted by knobs View Post
    Stop your bellyaching, you can't see it from orbit.

    Yet.

    Belly aching? I said it was beautiful!

    Also you can see it from orbit :cool:
  • 01-10-2013
    pliebenberg
    Quote:

    Originally Posted by Sorcerer View Post
    Pliebenberg and the Backcountry Ranger and maybe Travis are going to buck the tree that fell on the JDT off tomorrow.

    Ranger Cam found some time and did the deed without me; before:
    http://i1042.photobucket.com/albums/...n/IMG_0605.jpg

    After:
    http://i1042.photobucket.com/albums/...3/P1090005.jpg

    I returned later with a McLeod and finished clearing the tread but my camera's battery had run out by then so no pix. But not before:
    http://i1042.photobucket.com/albums/...3/P1090001.jpg

    Some bad $hit has come down at Coe; Sally Salamander will surly have something to say.

    Stay tuned...
  • 01-10-2013
    Nine
    I can't wait.
    Just think, when this trail is completed, we can get some ATVs to do shuttle runs. Oh hell, lets take the Hummers up it.
  • 01-10-2013
    d-bug
    Quote:

    Originally Posted by Nine View Post
    I can't wait.
    Just think, when this trail is completed, we can get some ATVs to do shuttle runs. Oh hell, lets take the Hummers up it.

    We'll take turns driving.