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    Help Needed June 2nd

    NATIONAL TRAILS DAY PROJECTS
    FOR SINGLETRACK ADVOCATES
    Saturday, June 2, 2007
    8:30 a.m. to 12:30 p.m.

    Pizza Party at BLM Campbell Creek Science Center immediately following

    Meet at Hilltop Parking Lot Trailhead

    Project A: Install signs on sign posts in the park--good for people with bad backs
    Items to Bring: Gloves, water, snacks, shovels, battery operated screwdrivers, mt. bike, and Bob Trailer if available

    Project B: Brown Bear Maintenance--good for people with good backs!
    Items to Bring: Gloves, buckets, shovels, water, snacks

    Please RSVP to Janice: [email protected]
    The work day begins at 8:30am at respective trailheads and end with a Pizza Party / Thank You at the BLM Campbell Creek Science Center starting at 12:30 - 1p-ish. We hope you will plan to carve out and share your Saturday morning with the trail community.

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    Not a good day...

    Not the best day to be looking for mountain bikers to help out. June 2nd is the day of the Eklutna Challenge (mountain bike duathlon) at Eklutna Lake. I will be out racing, otherwise I would help out. Sorry about that. Maybe another day.

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    Our trails

    I will be there. Chances to help our trails don't come every weekend.


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    I would like to help, however I can not get there at 8:30am. But more like 8:45/9:00 if that is OK. And I can do either Project A or Project B And for tools all I have is a small handsaw.

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    Sorry I just reread the original post and question was answered.

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    Good job! For late arrivers

    No problem if you can't be there at 8:30. There will be a crew working on Brown Bear and they will have tools (pulaskis and McCleods). Just proceed north on the Gasline corridor to the "wood chip plaza" overlooking Campbell Creek. Take a left by the pile of rocks to the entrance of Brown Bear.

    Thanks so much for helping out!

    QB

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    I should be there too. The wife gave me the ok. I've got a DeWalt drill I can bring. It should fit the bill for putting up the signs.

    Mike

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    Great!

    I'll put ya down for sign installation. Thanks AkMike!

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    I'll help with project A. I can borrow a Bob if you still need one and have a screw gun etc.

    No time like now to learn more about trail riding.
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    Yes!!!

    Thanks CHarris! If you bring your cordless drill or screw driver, be sure to label it so it doesn't get lost. Project B needs the tools for installing the signs on all those lonely sign posts in The Park. They'll be meeting at the same location. I already have access to two Bobs. There are some tools to haul in to the Brown Bear site.

    EndoRando and CSouser are the leads on the Brown Bear project.

    Thanks!

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    I haven't ridden the hillside enough to completely know my way around. I'm assuming there will be someone who knows where to go correct??

    Mike

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    Sign Installation

    Oh yes--there will be people there organizing the sign installation. They'll send groups of people out with maps and sign kits with instructions on how to install them. There will be people there who know the trails and locations of all the sign posts. Thanks for helping!

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    First time doing a trail cleanup and I just had a few questions.
    1. Should I run platforms?
    2. Should I use my beater bike?

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    Trail Work

    The work on Brown Bear involves hand tools (pulaskis, mccleods and shovels) to dig dirt, and some hauling of rocks. You won't need a bike other than to ride 1/3 mile to the trailhead if you don't want to walk.

    If you want to install signs on those sign posts, bring a cordless drill and extra battery if you have these items.

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    Ok so I wake up this morning all excited, my cordless drill is all charged up and ready. I have my water, snacks, tools and gloves. I hop into the car and head out. Oh my it’s 8:20am I will be on time “Awesome” I pull into the Hillside parking lot. Uh, I don’t see any cars! Ok so I tell my self, they started early and are already working on the trail.

    So I head down towards the trail and make my way down the trail, still no sign of anyone. Now I am questioning myself (Is this brown bear?) So I head down the trail a little more and next thing I know I am at Black Bear, now I am dumbfounded. Where is everyone? So I whip out my cell phone and call EndoRando. “Good morning, where is everyone? What do you mean? Well I thought we had trail clean up today at 8:30am.” Ah no that would be next Saturday June 2nd.”

    Do I need to say more!
    Sorry Rando for calling you so EARLY

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    No problem Manny, I was already up and had a mug of coffee in me. Sorry you got mixed up, but way to go showing some enthusiasm. Just put that on hold for a week, it's still a go.

    Rando
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    Just Checking

    I assume the meeting place tomorrow morning is at the Hilltop ski area parking lot off Abbott Road.

    Beside a couple of screw guns, any other last minute items needed? Grabber screws? Lag bolts?
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    I will be attending this fesitivity, I am bringing my Pugsley,backpack,cordless drill, bucket and a shovel.I am assuming, as is Curt, that the meeting place is the Hilltop one off Abbott.

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    Yep. Go all the way into Hilltop Ski Area and park at the very end of the parking lot north end. The sign coordinator, Brian, says that people can bring screw guns and he'll supply the hardware and bits. If you want to ride around to the sign posts, by all means bring your mt. bike and a big pack to carry the signs. Volunteer and get a ride in at the same time!!!

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    Ugh...posting from work 0545 on Saturday is not fun.

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    Thanks Everyone that showed up!

    Thank you everyone who was able to make it. We got a lot done and it is great the trail is holding up so well.

    Again thanks for everyones efforts, we had a great turn out!

    Christopher

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    You Are Most Very Welcome

    However I should be thanking you, because I had a great time. I was on sign duty, and enjoyed it! Hope you donít get lost Oh and the cookies

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    Cool, cool

    Sounds like everyone had a fun and productive time! Thanks again to our leaders, CRSouser, EndoRando and AkDeluxe. It's wonderful to have such great trail supporters.

    QB

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    sorry I couldent make it, I just got back from seattle last night.
    Thanks

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