Poto: Potawatomi

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Re: Poto: Potawatomi

Postby G.Cook » October 21st, 2014, 10:07 am

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Re: Poto: Potawatomi

Postby barrybs » October 21st, 2014, 10:34 am

TRH123 wrote:Are there general "guidelines" for how far downed trees should be cut-back from the trail? The reason I ask is there is a dead-fall on the north part of the poto between the 2 clay / mud hills where the trail gets close to Kelly Rd. that sticks out pretty far. It looks like a beaver chewed the end of it to a point. Could it / should it be cut back a little?

When I remove deadfall I try to cut it fairly narrow to try and maintain the single-track nature of the trail. (it also makes it tougher for the occasional bandit ATV) If something is pointy or dangerous to trail users it should be cut back out of the way.
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Re: Poto: Potawatomi

Postby reidabel » October 22nd, 2014, 8:10 am

I tend to cut them back three feet or more from the trail, since I've had at least two incidents of catching my feet on things that were cut off close to the trail. Both times it was near dark and I didn't see the pieces at all before they "bit" me. One incident even led to a trip to the urgent care, since I hit it at high speed and really nailed my foot hard.
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