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    PVCA cleanup will be needed

    Going to need a little cleanup on Lloyd Trail once things thaw out.
    PVCA is only about a mile from the house, so I went for a walk this afternoon after finished work. Came in from 107th at the south end of Lloyd and headed north. (sorry so grainy, cell pics and was getting dark).
    1) Short way in I found good sized tree on trail
    2) There is a trail in there… lots of spots like this.
    3&4) Then the bridge took a hit – could not tell if any damage.
    It was getting dark and there were trees popping around the area, so I headed out.
    That was all in only about a mile of trail.
    I'm sure there will be lots more on the rest of the trails.
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    Looks worse then it may actually be. Let it melt off and then see what you have to deal with. I bet it is less severe then you might think.

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    Will get'er cleaned up once the snow melts off a bit. There are a couple other reported trees down (mainline, two trees) that also need to be sawed out. The weatherman is talking some pretty good winds tomorrow - will probably wait till that episode is over before venturing out with the chainsaw.

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    This is one of those years where everyone should go out and buy a good trail saw. I bet most of our trails have lots of blowdown from the ice, snow and wind. Remove one tree per ride, and we'll get things cleaned up a lot faster.
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    I couldn't agree with Juice more.

    Everyone should play the "local focal" and get into their own local areas with a saw and maybe even a leaf rake to get all the small brtanches that have been falling. This may be a good place too for reporting where and what is getting done so we all know where to focus our efforts.

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    Quote Originally Posted by nwbikur View Post
    I've been meaning to ask, what types of saws do you guys prefer? I would like something that fits nicely with a Camelback. I have to admit, using my hands to wrestle trees off the trail has gotten a little old.
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    I've been meaning to ask, what types of saws do you guys prefer? I would like something that fits nicely with a Camelback. I have to admit, using my hands to wrestle trees off the trail has gotten a little old.

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    My weapon of choice

    Cheap, easy to carry. cuts most things up to 8in in diameter.

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    You can get a decent folding saw at just about any hardware, home improvement store or gardening center. The bigger the better, and ideally get one with replaceable blades (Ace Hardware stocks some good models).

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    If you want to spend a little more money for something that will cut pretty large trees, will last forever and is very easy on your hands, I have one of these and highly recommend it:

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    I have the one Evilbetty has and works pretty damn good. But I may upgrade to Woodways here pretty soon.

    Woodway, maybe we need to do a rolling / sawing ride party out at PV?
    Last edited by Jimba; 01-20-2012 at 04:51 PM.

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    Jimba, dropped you a note...

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    As soon as the tapeworm area melts out we will start clearing debris. hopefully there will be some new "features" !

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    Thanks for the info, now off to the hardware store. From the looks of things I'm sure its going to get lots of use as the season moves forward.

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    Cascara cleared

    Just got home from a walk with the Dog and a handsaw. managed to get the Cascara trail clear. main line will need a Chainsaw. took about a hour and a half. still lots of snow on the ground.

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    Hey thanks for your help, EB. If you want to PM me with your name, city you live in and telephone number, I would like to add your time to the next timesheet I am turning in the County. We try to track all MTB volunteer hours at the park - it makes a big difference when we have an ask of the County.

    I decided to wait on bringing the chainsaw out till next weekend because of the wind forecasted for today/tonite and later this week.

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    Hehehehe. I'm pretty sure you know who EvilB is Woodway. He was out on your big brushing party last year.

    Thanks guys!

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