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    Tree Down at Greenbush

    There is a tree down in loop 4 in a really bad spot. It's at chest level on one of the faster downhills. It's larger than what I can remove by hand.

    Do trail crews read this forum? Anyone have an email of someone I can contact?

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    abandoned

    I read on the internet that Greenbush has been abandoned.

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    Hah. Good, I like the solitude as I'm out there 2-3 times a week and the trails are awesome.

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    We are planning on taking care of the tree Saturday morning. Thanks for letting up Know.

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    Awesome!

    It was really killing my Strava times

    No more excuses

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    Quote Originally Posted by cjohnson View Post
    I read on the internet that Greenbush has been abandoned.
    HA HA HA HA HA!!!!!

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    Riding Greenbush for first time this week (before Saturday). Is the tree visible with enough time to stop? Doubt I'll be a speed demon, but also would rather not wrap myself around a tree. Should someone new to the trail just skip loop 4?
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    You'll have plenty of notice if you are paying attention. No worries. Enjoy your fist visit.

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    how about a nice Hawaiian punch?

    Is that a "fist visit"?

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    Quote Originally Posted by cjohnson View Post
    Is that a "fist visit"?
    I'm not sure I want to know what a fist visit is. Or do I?
    Quote Originally Posted by Ilikebmx999 View Post
    Are we just ignoring balls? Lol

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    I fell pretty hard on loop 3 on Saturday. Felt like fists hitting me all over. I wouldn't recommend it.

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    The tree has been taken care of. Thank you for letting us know when the next one falls and it will just let us know and a estimated mile location would help.

    Thanks

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    Thank you. I just rode there Saturday afternoon 9/15 and saw that you removed the tree on 4. Unfortunately there are 2 new trees down on 2 at about mile marker 1. They are right next to each other and are smaller trees, but more than can be moved by hand.

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    The other two that are down are they about the same size that was on loop 4? I am going to try to get out there Monday morning to check it out.

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    No, they are smaller. Chainsaw may be overkill. A good handsaw should do, although my memory is a bit fuzzy.

    Thanks!

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    The two small trees on the beginning of loop 3 are now cut and cleared off of the trail.

    Thanks again for letting us know about the down tree and once again when the next one falls post something here and I will make sure it gets taken care of. I don't have allot of time to get out there every week so just letting us know helps Thanks.

    Also if you see some one doing trail work or trimming and clearing trees stop offer to help or just say thanks for doing the work. Common courtesy people think about it!

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    Thanks so much for clearing the trees! Greenbush trails are awesome thanks to the trail builders.

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    I always pack a small rope saw when I'm out and about on some of the less populated trails (not Muir). Makes quick work of anything less than 6" in diameter and packs really small.

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    @Whitet777 and everyone else...

    you may want to check out this FB group. G.E.A.R.S

    The memebers of this group do a lot of trail work at Greenbush, New Fane, and Glacial Blue Hills

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    Thanks MarkG2

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    Just got back from Greenbush. The trails are largely free of leaves. Thanks to either the trail workers or heavy winds.

    There were 4 trees down on Loop 3 though. I know one was right at the start of 3 from 2. I'm foggy on the rest because there were 4 of them, but I recall that they were spread throughout. I think one was where the shortcut from 3 joins back into the end of 3. They were all unrideable.

    Thanks again to the trail workers!

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    I knew there was a huge one down coming off of the shortcut onto 3 but I was not aware of any more. We plan on getting out there to cut them up and remove them but I don't know when yet. I will let everyone know when we are headed out to cut them up.

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    Thanks ADV

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    I think I should get Tim a saw for christmas.

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