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    Caution;  Merge;  Workers Ahead! Moon Lake Trail damage reports here

    Hello fellow hurricane survivors...

    ...Ok so previous work completed and Monday it rained again, but people were at da mOOn working on trails and riding!

    The saddest part is we have discuss the fact that a tornado did go through the mOOn, because you can see the path in a straight line and in that path the trees are twisted right off the stumps, sadly "SLIDE" trail was right in the alley the tornado took! It is basically CLOSED right now don't waist your time trying to hike-a-bike it, just too many trees down, rerouting isn't possible, nor do we wanna do that as SLIDE had a character of it's own and riders who like SLDIE liked it for that reason!

    We will have special SLIDE work day of it's own soon to get it open unless anyone wants to cut trees as they have time!

    Edge had a section in the path of the tornado, but we can get the trees cut out.

    Good news is "Goin Up" is open, thanks Dave and Amy


    I saw Mini and Wyatt from the Danville crew and they hit up Salamander. I'm sure Wyatt will post up their progress there.

    So the biggie is the NFS, FLume, 5858 loop still to be tackled.

    Dave and Amy T. and myself removed salad from Watkins, Eddie Turchin, but trees are still down.

    Updates: As you can read in posts below lots got done today, just couldn't stop the trail gnomes, they are "work crazy"

    The list is updated.

    If your out and about at da mOOn and ya see trees down on a trail, report it here. This way we can get to it quicker to get it cleaned up! From the stuff I was on yesterday looks like lot and lots of "SALAD", anyone hungry?... LOL

    Thanks...
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    Maybe we should have a work day, bring out the leaf blowers, saws, and pruners.
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    Was out the Moon tonight. Few trees down on Natures way and 8. after several stops to remove sticks from my derailleur I decided to walk the bike and clear debris as I went. Got most of the ankle stabbers, eye gougers and small logs and trees moved from natures way one and 8 up till the Salamander intersection.at least the ones this old body could lift, drag, or break. I guess about a mile total. The bugs got pretty bad so I had to bail. If anyone gets a clean up crew organized let me know. I will me more than happy to lend a hand. I have been enjoying the trails all summer and would feel quite guilty if I did not lend a hand where I could.

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    Caution;  Merge;  Workers Ahead!

    Well we got work to do!

    After a tour of the park with security Gene there are lots of trees down. Buddy's trail is virtually gone, under a cover of trees. Just so everyone knows this is very bad, it will take lots of work to get it open the way we like it!

    I will be at the park tomorrow Wednesday to get stuff going and the Hunlock's(HCGA) crew is joining me, I don't expect people to not ride, but it will be different if you do, expect to hike a bike a lot.

    If your not going to ride, but are interested in still coming to work on stuff that would be great! Our plan is to cut and run, move the stuff later or if we have helpers to move stuff off the trail that would be a big help!

    Myself and the HCGA crew will be working at Buddys trail, just stop after 5 or later and park right along the park paved road that runs down to the traffic circle(its OK to do so) you will see us there. You won't get locked in don't worry about that, I have it covered.

    I will post a workday for all day Saturday also!

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    Man I so intended to be there tonight, loaded up the truck this morning with tools, snippers, limb lopper, leaf blower, even stopped and bought a good saw this morning, but I pulled a muscle in my back with some violent caughing this morning.

    I still might show up, not sure what I can do to help, I'm sure I could run the leaf blower if nothing else.
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    Good job!

    Lots more done... people are showing up different times and just getting stuff done, and word in the park is: Work till it's all done!

    Wednesday night: work completed
    Thursday: work completed
    Friday: work completed
    Saturday: work completed
    Sunday: Some work done - lightning/rain
    Monday "LABOR DAY" some work done/rain again
    Tuesday no work scheduled
    Wednesday night work?

    Great work everybody...

    If ya did something or know something that was done by a non posted throw it out or: email: nepmtba@yahoo.com
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    No work scheduled for Tuesday

    Thanks for the help now and in the past
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    So there are more trails to be done just look at the list and pick to your hearts desire!
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    I put up a list of mOOn trails, then I'll edit it as we get them done!

    Anyone wanting to help, please look at the list, pick a trail and take to it, let us know how the outcome is, don't worry about cutting big stuff just do whatever you can and report it back, this way we can get the trails done quicker and get everyone back to riding.

    (Need someone to ride NFS, Flume, 5858 and report)

    Thanks from da mOOn trails!


    Moon Lake Park Trails
    updated 9:54 PM Sunday - progress as of 9/4/11

    Trails in blue are basically open
    Trails in red work in progress
    Trails in black need to be checked and salad removed

    Trails cleaned, open

    1. 8 - some interesting reroutes, cleaned, open all sections
    2. 5858---- section end to Deacon, cleaned, open
    5858
    --------section from Nature's Way 1 tree, cleaned, open
    3. 5 Tree ---- cleaned, open
    4. Big Blue - cleaned, open
    5. Buddys--------------- Rerouted, cleaned, open
    6. Burts - cleaned, open
    7. Dark------------------ one tree down still, cleaned, open
    8. Deacon - cleaned, open
    9. Farm Rd ---- cleaned, open
    10. Goin - Up ------------ cleaned, open
    11. Ledgeview - cleaned, open

    12. Lolli-Pup ---- cleaned, open(Chriffers favorite trail... LOL)
    13. Moto ---- cleaned, open
    14. Mo-Zee------------- cleaned, open
    15. Nature's Way 1------ cleaned, open
    16. Nature's Way 2------ cleaned, open

    17. Nitemare ----- cleaned, open
    18. Peek-a-Boo-------- cleaned, open
    19. Screamer - cleaned, open
    20. Service Rd 1---------- open
    21. Thorny-------- cleaned, open
    22. T-Rex1 ----cleaned, open
    23. T-Rex2------ cleaned
    , open
    24. Twister - cleaned, open

    25. What---------- cleaned, open
    26.
    27.
    28.
    29.
    30.

    Trails totally cleaned and open:
    25 (14 finished on Saturday)!!!!!


    Work in progress

    5858----from Deacon to Flume, trees down, needs salad removal

    Eddie Turchin(ET) - salad removed, trees down
    Edge - from Skinnys to Trials area needs salad remove & cked 4 trees
    JKE - trees down, salad removed
    Salamander - Danville crew reports cleaned, open, a few trees down
    Skills area --------------- open, needs salad removal

    Slide - CLOSED tornado damage, many trees down
    Watkins--------- trees down, salad removed

    Poor orphan trails, some still need adoption

    Big Stick
    Big Stinky Uphill(BSU) --- one tree down, remove salad
    Deacon Trials area ---- remove salad
    Dr Feelgood
    Dual --- trees down, remove salad
    Eagle -- need report
    Flume - need report
    NFS - NFS/Flume/5858,(need someone to ride this loop to check it)
    Ol'Yeller -- needs to be checked from Trials Area to Goin-Up
    Plan B - trees down on upper/need report on lower
    Rock-it - need report
    Service Rd 2 Trees down, remove salad
    Skinnys - trees down, remove salad
    TTS - need someone to ride/report back, could do shuttle at the bottom back up by car/truck

    Did I get'em all, cause it's off the top of my head(the flat part)... LOL

    I just gotta say if the trails could talk they would be thanking everyone for the great effort put forth to get this beautiful park and trails rolling again. We have many great people in this area "who care"...

    ... that says it all

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    Suggestion: After the trails are done, and since we are getting close to the Big HCGA/mOOn MTB weekend let's all get together on October 1&2 over at the HCGA land and ride mOOn and HCGA, party, cook and just celebrate all we have to ride! For everyone who wishes to join us, bring a goodie(pot luck) and we will have the grills and fire ready!

    More info here:

    http://forums.mtbr.com/pennsylvania/....html#poststop
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    Tonight Lisa and I went up 5858 to the Nature's Way intersection and cleared what we could with my handsaw as well as picking up debris. However, there were a handful of blowdowns that were way too big to get by hand - mostly towards the bottom but there are one or two in the upper section too.

    Big THANKS to everyone else who's out there picking up/cutting/etc. as well. Every little bit helps.

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    The amount of small debri on the trail was amazing, it was literally covered, on Big Blue I got about 1/8 of a mile or more past Nightmare before running out of gas, Chris was walking in front of me moving the bigger stuff, and my leaf blower cleaned up the rest.
    We were finding limbs imbeded in the ground 8-10 inches deep.

    I have a party to go to Saturday, but I plan on coming up early in the morning and finishing Big Blue, so save that one for me.
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    ... and if we just ...

    DR:

    Thanks for doing that...

    ...if you notice being in the woods on the trails now seems more open and airy, the trees were kinda "air" blasted thin of leaves, I guess it's a natures way of saving the tree by releasing stuff to lighten the tree, so it doesn't blow over.

    Salad for me, salad for you! Bring salad dressing! Ranch or French.

    Big Blue is saved 4 you!

    Awww... that rhymes!

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    Buddys report from Wednesday night:

    Ledgeview has about 4 BIG ones down. Other than the BIG ones, not bad.

    The second part of eight - up to where you have the "hill challenge" it is okay. Then OMG - real big ones down. By where you can see the Downhill course.

    Some chain saw will be required on TRex 2. Not too bad.

    Watkins will need a chain saw.

    I will transfer this info to the master trail list in thread above

    I wonder how many words a minute Buddy can type?
    Good Dog!
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    We got a good amount of work done in a short amount of time on Wed. night but it still looks like we have a long way to go. I see that plans were made to work on Sat. afternoon. I will be there then but I am also available any time on Fri. Is anyone planning on doing trail work during the day on Fri. ?

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    Quote Originally Posted by dirtrider6 View Post
    Man I so intended to be there tonight, loaded up the truck this morning with tools, snippers, limb lopper, leaf blower, even stopped and bought a good saw this morning, but I pulled a muscle in my back with some violent caughing this morning.
    Me too! I was all loaded up....on beer and got my mustache caught in the refrigerator door. Nearly ripped my face off. Had to have a few more beers after that. Hopefully I'll recover and make it next week or the week after....or after I run out of beer!

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    Quote Originally Posted by Canadian Chuck View Post
    Me too! I was all loaded up....on beer and got my mustache caught in the refrigerator door. Nearly ripped my face off. Had to have a few more beers after that. Hopefully I'll recover and make it next week or the week after....or after I run out of beer!
    I never ever runout of beer!

    Sucks......I have had my portable tens unit on all day, I might be forced to go to my chiropractor that I havent been to since I destroyed my leg over 2 years ago.
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    ill be there to do some work at 4:30 today until about 6:30 (fantasy draft at 7) then tomorrow I'd be good to work in the afternoon

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    Quote Originally Posted by Canadian Chuck View Post
    Me too! I was all loaded up....on beer and got my mustache caught in the refrigerator door. Nearly ripped my face off. Had to have a few more beers after that. Hopefully I'll recover and make it next week or the week after....or after I run out of beer!
    Now that's funny you should have posted that in your picture thread

    In fact that might explain the picture!... LOL

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    Matt, Murph, and I headed up today and were able to clear screamer and the trex 2 bottom extension. they now just need to be blown out.

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    Good job!

    Quote Originally Posted by wnb800 View Post
    Matt, Murph, and I headed up today and were able to clear screamer and the trex 2 bottom extension. they now just need to be blown out.
    Thanks... Good stuff...

    Updated the list!

    Old School, Farmboy Single Speed (NEPMTBA)will be at the park tomorrow Friday doing T-Rex1, Screamer, and Farm Rd.

    If I get that done, I'm onto more stuff...

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    Starting from the beginning of Watkins at the road all clear up to the split.
    Take the split right and it is clear up to going up with the exception of one big tree that needs chainsaw attention.
    Going up is clear almost to the ledges.
    The trails that are off of going up to the left are partly clear.
    There are some big blow downs on the trail below Going Up that has all of the med size trees laying parallel the trail, I do not know the name.
    Clear means no branches, no blow downs and completely raked.
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    Some of us should be back tomorrow around 1 for more cutting and whatever else is needed

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    ... and if we just ...

    Quote Originally Posted by wnb800 View Post
    Some of us should be back tomorrow around 1 for more cutting and whatever else is needed
    The majors are 5858,(5858 not too bad Rt 29 follows it mostly) Salamander, NFS hard to get to, long trails, might be able to arrange car parking as a shuttle after work is done driving back is better than walking out with equipment.

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    I'm sure everyone doing trail work is really glad to see "MORE TREE" pics... LOL
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    Good job!

    T-Rex2 your favorite trail is done and open...

    ... 2 downed trees remain, first tree is laying across the trail near the entrance coming in from the water tank service rd, it's a biggie, second tree is in the middle after the rock garden medium sized.

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    I will have the chainsaw on trex 1 and 2 tomorrow. We cleared out ledgeview tonight so its 100% up and running.

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    Good job!

    Quote Originally Posted by wnb800 View Post
    I will have the chainsaw on trex 1 and 2 tomorrow. We cleared out ledgeview tonight so its 100% up and running.
    Do I need to de-salad Ledgeview?

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    We were hoping to get Ledgeview, 8 and Deacon done today. The number of trees down on Ledgeview really slowed us down, so that is the only trail that we completely cleared. It looks to be in pretty good shape. We had to make a couple very slight reroutes, but it should work out fine. I also left a pile of wood at the Deacon trials area in case we need to build a bridge or ramp in certain areas.

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