Mid-State: Ella Sharp

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Re: Mid-State: Ella Sharp

Postby jake » March 31st, 2011, 7:22 pm

Time is 10:00am, meet in the museum parking lot.
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Re: Mid-State: Ella Sharp

Postby dewey2 » April 4th, 2011, 4:36 pm

I'll be there, rake, leave blower and a hand saw. I'll try to bring a helper too.

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Re: Mid-State: Ella Sharp

Postby spwrozek » April 4th, 2011, 6:40 pm

So that is two blowers and I plan to go grab the chapter one as well. Might get a ton done actually. This is looking sweet.
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Re: Mid-State: Ella Sharp

Postby Laser4G63 » April 5th, 2011, 4:06 pm

I posted this on another forum I frequent and besides myself and my wife there will be 2 others showing up to help out. Now, what are the plans if it happens to rain?
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Re: Mid-State: Ella Sharp

Postby spwrozek » April 5th, 2011, 4:28 pm

Unless it is pouring rain or thunder and lightening the trail day should be on. Working in a light to even steady rain is not to bad. We may have to play it by ear once we get a better idea of the weather on Friday/Saturday. I will leave it up to Jake to cancel if needed.
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Re: Mid-State: Ella Sharp

Postby jake » April 5th, 2011, 5:16 pm

I agree, unless its pouring I will be there. We should have a pretty good showing of people if everyone shows up that said they would so far there will be 10-12 people there. I can easily whip through a section alone with my backpack blower so I think we should be able to clear the entire park in a couple of hours. The down trees may be the only exception.
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Re: Mid-State: Ella Sharp

Postby Laser4G63 » April 9th, 2011, 6:38 pm

My wife and I won't be able to make it tomorrow. The shingles on my roof are sliding off (don't ask) and I will be spending the day repairing it.
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Re: Mid-State: Ella Sharp

Postby Laser4G63 » April 10th, 2011, 7:52 am

Disregard my previous post. I will be there. Need to do something to get my mind of my effing roof.
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Re: Mid-State: Ella Sharp

Postby jake » April 10th, 2011, 12:59 pm

The trail is completely cleared. All of the leaves and trees have been taken care of. Thank you everyone for coming out there was an excellent turn out. The tunnel section is really the only thing not rideable right now. Still really muddy in there.
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Re: Mid-State: Ella Sharp

Postby Laser4G63 » April 11th, 2011, 5:42 pm

It was nice riding the trails after cleaning them up. Now we have to get in there and mark some trees with paint so it's not so confusing.
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Re: Mid-State: Ella Sharp

Postby Laser4G63 » April 12th, 2011, 2:38 pm

Rode all trails but the tunnel. I figured it was still messed up from the rain, so I skipped it. Most trails were in fine shape, but the schoolhouse had quite a few downed trees/logs/sticks on it. I spent a lot of time clearing them off the trail. It almost seemed like they were put there intentionally because no other trail was like that. Not long after clearing off a tree and riding a little bit would I come across another one.
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Re: Mid-State: Ella Sharp

Postby spwrozek » April 12th, 2011, 4:16 pm

I think it is just the health of the trees on that trail. The last two years there has been a a lot of stuff coming down. More trees are dying or just losing limbs. Good to hear it wasn't a total disaster out there.
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Re: Mid-State: Ella Sharp

Postby MLKuhl » April 13th, 2011, 6:30 pm

Just back from riding everything but 3 & 4 and tunnel, trails were in pretty good shape considering all the wind we've had the past few days. Saw quite a few people out on the trails, good to see them getting some use.
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Re: Mid-State: Ella Sharp

Postby jake » April 13th, 2011, 7:03 pm

I only rode a few trails and everything looked pretty good. Matt that was me in the parking lot with the black Honda. I cleared a few small branches from the trails as I rode. It looks like a small section at the beginning of the North trail was missed, but other than that I haven't come across much. Oh just as a side note if you cut through the field from the North side of the park to section 3 its really wet.
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Re: Mid-State: Ella Sharp

Postby MLKuhl » April 24th, 2011, 2:33 pm

Just back from riding most of the trails. They are in ok shape, the worst is the North trail, lots of sticks/branches down there mostly before the first bridge. I picked up alot but there is still alot there. I was going to hold out until tomorrow for the group ride but after seeing the forecast I figured I better get out now.
I also agree with Craig's earlier post where it sure looks like some of the debris on the trails looks intentional.

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