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Re: Metro South: Commerce

Postby Spinwheel » June 10th, 2010, 11:39 pm

Did some more trimming @ Disney and some others.. Anyone trimming - your help is appreciated, and noted. . . - thanks. If you come across any Garlic-Mustard :roll: or tree-stangling vines feel free to pull them out by the roots. Watch out for poison ivy & oak... its in full bloom. (if you weed whip clean up good after)
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Re: Metro South: Commerce

Postby Apps » June 11th, 2010, 7:35 am

Spinwheel wrote:Did some more trimming @ Disney and some others.. Anyone trimming - your help is appreciated, and noted. . . - thanks. If you come across any Garlic-Mustard :roll: or tree-stangling vines feel free to pull them out by the roots. Watch out for poison ivy & oak... its in full bloom. (if you weed whip clean up good after)


Sounds like you are talking from expernce there Tim....thanks for the help....
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Re: Metro South: Commerce 6/13/10

Postby ibisman » June 13th, 2010, 7:24 pm

did 4 laps this morning and the trail was nice, a little wet but the sand was more slick than the mud. lots of faceslappers. I'm going to try a get out there and do some trimming.
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Re: Metro South: Commerce

Postby Apps » June 16th, 2010, 8:50 am

Got out there last night and did some riding...trail is in good condition. There are some sand pits developing that I'll have to look in to addressing. I think some of them can be averted with some de-berming and a little maintenance. Get out and enjoy the trail though...thanks to whomever came out and did some mowing/trimming...it's greatly appreciated....

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Re: Metro South: Commerce

Postby steveracer » June 16th, 2010, 10:15 am

Justin, I busted my mower handle otherwise I would have mowed more. Getting handle fixed soon and will get back out there.
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Re: Metro South: Commerce

Postby Apps » June 16th, 2010, 2:39 pm

For all those who go out and help with trimming, please make sure you PM me your hours and hames so I can make sure they are tracked properly. The hours go towards FAFL awards and really help with talking with land managers. When we say we did 500 volunteer hours on a trail and 50000 statewide it helps give us clout and gives people a sense of how much work we really do as an organization.

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Re: Metro South: Commerce

Postby ibisman » June 17th, 2010, 10:59 am

I did some brush this morning for an 1 1/2 hours or so before I couldn't take the insect bites.I'll bring my gas powered weed wacker...the two stroke keeps the bugs away. and did 4 laps and the trail was great.
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Re: Metro South: Commerce 6/20/10

Postby ibisman » June 20th, 2010, 1:21 pm

Trail was great this morning! Finally got a 38 minute lap. Only problem was 2 guys on ATV's coming backwards on the trail. Good thing I heard them before I saw them.
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Re: Metro South: Commerce 6/22/10

Postby ibisman » June 22nd, 2010, 12:54 pm

did a couple laps this morning....trail was slippery in a few corners and a few trees down. I cut out one at 3.7 miles in and there is a huge tree down at 4.3 miles on the off camber next to the road. Its at least 3ft. in diameter. Needs a big chain saw. :roll:
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Re: Metro South: Commerce 6/24/10

Postby ibisman » June 24th, 2010, 6:59 pm

3 laps this morning and the trail was a little slick in spots. Tree still down at 4.3 mile. If anyone has a chainsaw and wants help let me know. Dave (734) 277-6336
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Re: Metro South: Commerce

Postby Spinwheel » June 24th, 2010, 10:15 pm

Dave ,

Can you describe where 4.3 miles is in relation to a landmark?

Before or after the floating bridge?

Near Oakley Park Rd?

In the Disney Section (that's the one farthest to the east on the other side of the largest wood bridge).

Just after Disney?

After you cross the floating bridge the second time?

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Re: Metro South: Commerce

Postby ibisman » June 25th, 2010, 3:32 pm

Its on an off camber hill side....the road is on your left after the two log piles...where people throw the bottles out the car windows and it lands on the trail. Maybe oakley park rd. After the floating bridge and the new inproved log pile.
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Re: Metro South: Commerce

Postby Spinwheel » June 25th, 2010, 9:13 pm

ibisman wrote:Its on an off camber hill side....the road is on your left after the two log piles...where people throw the bottles out the car windows and it lands on the trail. Maybe oakley park rd. After the floating bridge and the new inproved log pile.


The log is cut, but the uphill piece could be moved another foot up the hill. Should be passable as-is in the meantime. Enjoy!
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Re: Metro South: Commerce

Postby ibisman » June 25th, 2010, 9:29 pm

Thank you!
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Re: Metro South: Commerce

Postby Gfish29 » June 27th, 2010, 11:44 pm

There was a new tree at the top of the cinder block hill on Saturday night. I'm not sure if anyone got it yet...I could not move it myself/needs a saw.
Good job on the Oakley Park log BTW!
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