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    Tokul West trails update.

    Today, I was able to clear out(brush & blower) the Pink trails(Pink Ribbon, bypass, Beaver, & bump line). They should be great tomorrow and this weekend.

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    In just the three hours or so between Mike's ride this morning and mine at noon, the loggers from the Tokul Timber LLC (TTLLC) ran a track-hoe along the SE corner of their property where it abuts the Hancock and Scott Oki properties. This is where Bobsled enters the TTLLC property briefly before turning back to the east and heads up the hill on Hancock property. They pretty much obliterated part of the trail, knocked trees down across it, and felled a tree on the trail going up the hill.

    Slop is out there taking some pictures and will probably post them.

    Best to avoid it for now unless you want to work on trail tread and cutting up trees.

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    Tokul West trails update.

    Slop and I plus a couple other locals rode the Tokul West trails this morning as a rolling work party. Several key notes.
    1. We took down the trails signs for the Upper Outback to BonBon area as requested by Hancock. They are prepping to log that area as previously noted. Evergreen will provide an official statement in the next couple days.
    2. Several blow downs of chainsaw size were Found today.
    There are blowdowns on;
    -Pink Ribbon near the bottom.
    -Pink Ribbon bypass.
    -Outback near the bottom.
    -North side of creek crossing between Outback and Middle.
    Slop and I are coordinating with the Evergreen loggers to drive them in and help remove these. Please let us know if you come across any other blowdowns in the Tokul woods so we can tackle them in one day.
    Lots of new small derailleur busting sticks and wind debris on the trails that will get cleaned up soon.

    3. Slop and I also scouted a reroute for Bobsled that'll keep the trail on Hancock property.

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    Good to know.
    Wished I could have made it. Not in the cards yet. hope to get out to Moss Lake and CV this week for post storm recon as well though.

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    Borneo...take care of your body so you ride more later. We'll also want some input from you first built BobSled.

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    Mike,

    I will be heading up there today to help clean up. Does Evergreen have to do the cutting or could I do it myself. I have a smaller packable saw that I could go take care of the blow downs. I understand if this is not okay, and will wait for your approval or disapproval. I should be up there around noon today to help clear up some of the brush. Look forward to hearing from you.

    Also Could you send me a Slops name so I could contact him about maybe helping out with his trail.

    Thank You,

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    Tokul West trails update.

    Sorry I missed you up there Matt.

    Len and I got the known blowdowns taken care this morning by about 10. I went back up and took the blower back to Pink trails.

    Hopefully, working on Beaver Pond later this week. Maybe Wed or Fri morning.

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    No worries mike. I went and road a little bit today. Your work and time is much appreciated. The trails are looking amazing, except for the horse prints. I saw that they are building a new logging road at the end of what I believe Swamp Thing. There was a guy with a big track hoe in there unfortunately.

    PM or call me if you guys do decide to do some work. I am available to put in some time those days.

    Thanks,

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    Quote Originally Posted by NWLIFE View Post
    No worries mike. I went and road a little bit today. Your work and time is much appreciated. The trails are looking amazing, except for the horse prints. I saw that they are building a new logging road at the end of what I believe Swamp Thing. There was a guy with a big track hoe in there unfortunately.

    PM or call me if you guys do decide to do some work. I am available to put in some time those days.

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    The trail that was being cleared is partly old road bed and is known as Bon Bon. It is also used as the connector between east and west, with Golden Spike. The road/trail being cleared and revamped is the one that accesses the top of Upper Outback and Mousetrap down to Bon Bon.

    Were you in the group of three guys I kept running into this afternoon?

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    Tokul West trails update.

    I was able to get out and brush & blow Middle and PoopyD today. I'll be back to clear drains when we get some rain.
    Also...wanted to update you all about the bottom of BobSled being rerouted. Slop has headed up several work parties and great progress has been made. Most of it is completed but is still rough in places. Trail signs have been moved to show the new entrance and the trail can be ridden up but is ripping fast going DH.

    We even got Glenn out there this last Sunday to enjoy some Tokul West trails. Loads of MTB folk out there too enjoying the dry sunny day.

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    Schweet. Hope to get back up to lower BS this long weekend...

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    The Tuesday crew is riding tonight. I plan on going in early and taking care of Bypass, Pink Beaver, Pink Ribbon and Small Fries. If I have time I will also try and get Curly Fries. I think th jump line was done a few weeks ago.

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    Quote Originally Posted by UncleDeanXC View Post
    The Tuesday crew is riding tonight. I plan on going in early and taking care of Bypass, Pink Beaver, Pink Ribbon and Small Fries. If I have time I will also try and get Curly Fries. I think th jump line was done a few weeks ago.

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    The Pink * trails are all in pretty good shape, except maybe some drain clearing where the usual puddles happen and fill with slippery goo on Pink Ribbon Bypass. Small Fryes could definitely use a clearing of the tread. Where is Curly Fries? I am not familiar with that name.

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    Uncle Dean, make a point of dropping or climbing BS and let us know what you think. Also, you may see some activity East of Small fries in the near future....

    I think the new name I've heard for the "bump line" is "Tokyo Drift". It will be getting more love soon as well.

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    Quote Originally Posted by UncleDeanXC View Post
    The Tuesday crew is riding tonight. I plan on going in early and taking care of Bypass, Pink Beaver, Pink Ribbon and Small Fries. If I have time I will also try and get Curly Fries. I think th jump line was done a few weeks ago.

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    At the very top of what I know as the Pink Ribbon section, there is a short trail through the trees with lots of short steep ups and downs and tight turns I came across last summer. It's in the flat section not long before you start the downhill part. Is that curly fries or small fries or?

    The east end of the trail I'm thinking of comes out on a forest road. Exit the trail going east, turn right, and shortly there is a left turn that is a fun little trail. Sadly, it ends at a gated fence with a keep out sign (or similar sentiment), but it was fun what there was to ride. Seems like continuing east from there would go out into the logged area and maybe eventually could wind around over to the road that goes to the bottom of steak house, or maybe up to the top of moonraker. Just a thought. That whole section looks to my eyes to be good riding terrain.

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    You must have been talking to Dean because he was asking me the exact same thing yesterday. Yeah, you can go that way but it will be a lot of work to cut out that road section up top. And, it's fairly flat up there. Not real good drainage.

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    Quote Originally Posted by Scrotus View Post
    At the very top of what I know as the Pink Ribbon section, there is a short trail through the trees with lots of short steep ups and downs and tight turns I came across last summer. It's in the flat section not long before you start the downhill part. Is that curly fries or small fries or?
    I think you came across Small Fries. It parallels the road heading north from the top of Pink Ribbon by going up over the hump. There is a name sign at each end now. I know the northern end has the sign embedded a bit far off of the road but the southern one near the top of Pink Ribbon should be pretty easily visible as you look up the trail from the road.

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    Quote Originally Posted by DRSpalding View Post
    I think you came across Small Fries. It parallels the road heading north from the top of Pink Ribbon by going up over the hump. There is a name sign at each end now. I know the northern end has the sign embedded a bit far off of the road but the southern one near the top of Pink Ribbon should be pretty easily visible as you look up the trail from the road.
    Yes I think that's it. Going east to west, there is one section where you've gotta short steep climb with a hard left turn over a big root at the top then immediate down and back up a steep section to a hard right turn at the top. That section kicks my ass more often than not.

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    Yeah, I guess the trail goes more W-E rather than S-N. Going from the W to the E is far easier than going the other direction. That is why I have them labeled in Strava as "Small Fryes - The Easy Way" vs. "Small Fryes - The Hard Way".

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    Small Fries and Curly Fries got some love last night. (Curly Fries is the section that heads south off of Small Fries towards the start of Kamikaze.) And yes, I hope to connect that across the flats back toward the clearing and Steak House etc. It will be much slower going that the other Fries trails.

    Also rode the new BS. Thanks to all who redid it. Very DHish. Can't wait till it is packed. Good job to all that worked it.

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    The Pink Ribbon Jump lines also have signs posted. The upper is signed Pink Ribbon JL and Jerry Springer is the lower. Tokyo Drift is the new reroute about half way down PRJL?

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    Jerry Springer is a rebuilt version of the Pink Ribbon exit to the SVT, but it is quite a lot different so it got a different name this time, more fitting with how it rides. It's more "springy" now.

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    Slop advised me that TD is the old Dirt Corps PR extension.... Below, to the SVT and not Jerry...

    Good to have confusion over too many trails versus having to discuss only just one....

    Slop and I will be up on Lower Bobsled tomorrow morning working on a good excuse for a second helping of turkey. If anyone else can get out.

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    Quote Originally Posted by UncleDeanXC View Post
    Small Fries and Curly Fries got some love last night. (Curly Fries is the section that heads south off of Small Fries towards the start of Kamikaze.) And yes, I hope to connect that across the flats back toward the clearing and Steak House etc. It will be much slower going that the other Fries trails.
    Ahh, thanks. It will be the Kamikaze Konnector!

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    Update: Slop and I went back up and finished the Bobsled reroute off the McCaw property. It's good to go all the way down now. Noticed lots of new bike tracks in the past 2 days so, so good to see it getting ridden in. Rest of the trails were in amazing shape given the time of year. Thanks to everyone for keeping them in such good shape. Rode Small Fries to Curly and have an idea UncleDeanXC for cutting across the top and using that horsey trail. Great day out.

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    Sat 2/8 tree down at the bottom of Jerry Springer, 50 yards up from the SVT. Everything running great. Crusty up on Moonraker.


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    Missed that trail today. Good to know. Thanks. Everything else running great with a little actual ice on Bypass where we saw another rider go down hard. Fun run down KK to wrap it up. Actually dusty in the switchbacks up top.

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    Tokul West trails update.

    Tree is gone. :-)
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    Should have tunneled under it :P
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    Actually, some people are talking about doing just that to keep the horses off another trail out there.

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    Re: Tokul West trails update.

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    Should have tunneled under it :P
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    Nope, the EXIF location data in the JPG has been stripped as it sits on the tapatalk site.

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    I was talking with Westra about that the other day. I dont think I've seen a trail tunnel under a tree before and I think it might be pretty cool under the right circumstances. It would definitely keep horsey rides out!
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    There are two specific trees (Outback and Pink Ribbon Bypass new section) that have trees forming arches over the trails. Plenty of space to allow a mtb'er to go through. Any horse rider worth their salt, will just ride around any tunneling trails. Not worth the effort to make the tunneling trail.

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    It was a nice thought nonetheless.
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    Tokul West Logging Starts Next Week!!

    This just in from Hancock Forest Management… Logging will begin next week at Tokul West. The area being cut is the Moonraker/Bon Bon/Mousetrap zone.

    Riders, please stay away from the active logging zone during the harvest. The area to avoid is the road that cuts between the Moonraker/Bon Bon zone and the Outback/Steakhouse zone.
    Outback and Steakhouse will be OK to ride one week after logging starts once the Bunchers (huge logging machines) are done. Bunchers are dangerous to be anywhere near, so for the first week of operations while Bunchers are active please stay at least 500 feet away from the logging area.

    After the first week it will be OK to ride Outback and Steakhouse, and go on the road just below the logging zone after the work day is done.

    We once again thank Hancock for working with us ahead of time to take steps that will make it easier to reopen the trails once they are done logging.
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    Re: Tokul West trails update.

    Juice and "ES" your clear info posted made sense and fellow riders please know there's loggers out there.

    I apologize for addressing the proposed subtopic of "tunnels under trees" following such current and useful news.

    #-#-#-#

    OK dirt diggers spend a day digging a hole under a tree instead of the chainsaw guy spending a day wailing at a worthy round.

    That's fantastic.

    Next the rain comes and fills up the hole.

    But wait! You dug sub-hole holes under your tunnel hole. Do you need to do 100 year storm calcs to imagine 10+ inches in 24 hours to make sure the sub-tunnel sumps have the proper capacity?

    It goes bad in my planning imaginings to dig a tunnel under a tree in Washington.

    Talk me out of it?
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    If only I could properly interpret your strange and confusing Len-guage.

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    Tokul West trails update.

    I understood his message much better after breathing 2 stroke exhaust for a couple followed by 3 beers, and a sniff of 2 stroke oil. :-)

    On the bright side...this afternoon, I cleared a blowdown that was at the very bottom of Beaver Pond.
    Let me know if anyone comes across more blowdowns in Tokul land.

    Cheers,
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    There was surely a hint of smoke in that fanciful imagining leading to pedaling through a swimming pool's depth of water.

    I'm projecting the dirt master's plan is to build up and over not under-tree swimming pools.
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    Re: Tokul West trails update.

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    If only I could properly interpret your strange and confusing Len-guage.

    I was speaking Build-guage and Maint-guage. I know you are fluent in Ride-gauge but the work boot-based dialects can be off-putting.

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    This is the kind of comment that could have brought pinkness to my cheeks and the hot flash of shame welling up in my throat, but then I remembered that the Slogfather probably just isn't aware of my contributions. I spent almost half a day hand sawing at Kettle Fest and another half a day doing rolling rock work on Plains of Abraham at Helen's Fest last year. So you can see, I'm pretty bushed at this point. Oh yea, and I remember stopping on Gold Creek and heaving a big tree off the trail as well.

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    Tokul West trails update.

    Quote Originally Posted by Preston View Post
    This is the kind of comment that could have brought pinkness to my cheeks and the hot flash of shame welling up in my throat, but then I remembered that the Slogfather probably just isn't aware of my contributions. I spent almost half a day hand sawing at Kettle Fest and another half a day doing rolling rock work on Plains of Abraham at Helen's Fest last year. So you can see, I'm pretty bushed at this point. Oh yea, and I remember stopping on Gold Creek and heaving a big tree off the trail as well.
    There was trail maintenance on the sun top ride too.

    I didn't understand his post either. It was like he was speaking Skookum.
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    Re: Tokul West trails update.

    To put this to rest (or make it worse) I was wondering about this idea to build a tunnel under a tree instead of cutting it out.

    My thought was "how can that be a good idea especially in a place known for 6 months of wet or more annually." I didn't bother to quote as it was three or four contributing posts and I wasn't intending to pick on anyone. I was just trying see if anyone wanted support the tunnel under the tree concept.

    "Under the right circumstances" we wood chuckers are happy to step back and let you do your thing....

    Closing arguments tunnel proponents?
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