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Re: CRAMBA: Bloomer

Postby bergsteiger » April 17th, 2014, 8:07 pm

well we rode about half the trail today, but ran out of light. The small bit of single track by the river was the worst on what we saw. We rode the section from the old RR grade up to the cricket field. I cut out 6 trees and moved a few other leaners. there are still 2 trees down, both worthy of a larger saw than I had with me today. One right after the longer bridge and another just before the uphill switchbacks. Most of this section was fine, there were a few mud holes and stretches of soft ground, there are also small sticks everywhere.

We also exited via the big switchback and lower ridge, there is a tree down on each. The tree on the big switchbacks is blocking the trail in 2 places (was 3), but we were running out of light to get the rest of that one done. Surface wise most of this section was fine to soft but not muddy, just that one wet corner in the large switchbacks is a mess.
The tree towards the east end of the lower ridge is really *beep* big, not terrible long but very wide.

I hope to get back out tomorrow to survey the rest and continue cutting out trees.
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Re: CRAMBA: Bloomer

Postby Jen_Smith11 » April 18th, 2014, 9:49 am

Yikes! Sounds like a mess! Thanks for the update.
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Re: CRAMBA: Bloomer

Postby bergsteiger » April 19th, 2014, 5:20 pm

rode most of the rest of the trail today. I rode and cleared the section from the parking lot to the little switchbacks, trail surface was pretty good just a bit soft in places for that section.
I also cleared the lung buster of the fallen trees, this section is really covered with leaves.

now for the remaining trees, there are 3 in the tech loop, and one with 3 branches across the trail between the tech loop and the lung buster. I also did not have time to look, but there is a reported messy tree on the upper ridge too.

hoping to get back out there monday to continue.
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Re: CRAMBA: Bloomer

Postby bergsteiger » April 21st, 2014, 7:53 pm

This evening I got the tree cleared out of the big Switchbacks. Thanks to Bob who stopped and helped me finish the last cut and shoving it off the trail.

Hoping to get out as I can this week and continue working on the remaining trees.
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