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Cannonsburg State Game Area National Trails Day Event

Postby RickPlite » May 19th, 2011, 8:26 am

Cannonsburg State Game Area National Trails Day Event

Join us by celebrating National Trails Day on June 4th from 9am-12noon at the Cannonsburg State Game Area. Meet at the 4-mile parking lot. We need lots of help with a major re-route around a muddy area in section 3, removing the plastic mat and repairing the end of the trail and trimming face slappers.

Bring gloves, water, boots, bug spray, a rake and some pruners or lopers

Lunch provided at noon

this is a rain or shine event

why help maintain trails? Read more here: http://www.americanhiking.org/National-Trails-Day/Info/
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Re: Cannonsburg State Game Area National Trails Day Event

Postby G.Cook » May 19th, 2011, 11:05 am

That "plastic mat" you guys are going to remove is that Geo Webbing your talking about taking out ?
Curious about the circumstances as to it's removal . We have A LOT of that stuff on the Poto and it's current condition is in "discussion" mode and removing it did not come up .
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Re: Cannonsburg State Game Area National Trails Day Event

Postby RickPlite » May 19th, 2011, 11:27 am

G.Cook wrote:That "plastic mat" you guys are going to remove is that Geo Webbing your talking about taking out ?
Curious about the circumstances as to it's removal . We have A LOT of that stuff on the Poto and it's current condition is in "discussion" mode and removing it did not come up .

Greg

the geo web is so old school and looks hideous on any trail. there are many other ways to armor the trail with better results and appearance. of course you know all this... :lol:

I believe Chris is actually doing a re-route in this area and we will reclaim the geo web area to its natural state.
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Re: Cannonsburg State Game Area National Trails Day Event

Postby G.Cook » May 19th, 2011, 1:02 pm

Gotcha . That was my view for the stuff at the Poto . Reroute if possible , and leave the webbing in place to finally do some repair to an eroded section of trail . Although on some of those spots on the Poto it's also going to need some check damming to repair the avoidance lines users have established . Should be interesting work if it ever gets approved .
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Re: Cannonsburg State Game Area National Trails Day Event

Postby John_H » May 19th, 2011, 1:09 pm

I believe the geoweb is different from what is at csga and yankee. What we have is called groundmaster I believe. We basically rolled it out on top of the trail like a rug and nailed in it with big spikes. Very easy to remove. It was originally designed to line horse stalls with - so their liquid waste would drain through, but tough enough to stand up to their hooves.
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Re: Cannonsburg State Game Area National Trails Day Event

Postby RickPlite » May 21st, 2011, 4:43 pm

We need a lot of help on this trail day! The Game Area needs some serious help in many locations so now is your chance to make a difference. Chris could use about 30-40 people, not the usual 10.
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Re: Cannonsburg State Game Area National Trails Day Event

Postby killercarbon98 » May 25th, 2011, 9:31 pm

Yes as Rick said we need help so spread the word ASAP. June 4th at 9 am. Meet at the Trail head... plenty of work to do. :)

My plan for the mat is to re-use it in the low area to separate the "wet" stuff from the "dry". It works well by keeping the new fill from sinking into the muck. I've used about 40-50 feet of it as an underlayment then put chips and dust (crushed concrete) on top. cant even tell its there now. It is a good idea however to make sure your fill dirt of choice is corralled by lining both sides of the tread with a barrier of sorts to keep from having the fill be pushed off the tread and exposing the nasty mat crap. I used real cedar log posted spiked into the ground with rebar. its done the trick very well for 2-3 years now.
And John is correct, it is a different mat vs the Poto stuff. very different. the Poto stuff would work the way ours did.

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Re: Cannonsburg State Game Area National Trails Day Event

Postby RickPlite » June 2nd, 2011, 7:59 am

Big Bump! We need bodies. There is a 1/4 mile new piece of trail to cut. It is going to be really nice with the occasional rock pile, stream side view, pines, etc. Please come out and help, we all know how bad the big mud hole is this year. It is time to do away with it for good!
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Re: Cannonsburg State Game Area National Trails Day Event

Postby RickPlite » June 3rd, 2011, 11:29 am

one last bump to the top
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Re: Cannonsburg State Game Area National Trails Day Event

Postby RickPlite » June 5th, 2011, 9:12 am

Great turnout yesterday! Thanks everyone, especially Chris Curtis (trail coordinator) the improvements look great.
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Re: Cannonsburg State Game Area National Trails Day Event

Postby RickPlite » June 5th, 2011, 10:05 am

Thanks to these 47 people we got a lot done. A total of over 141 man hours!
Rick Plite 4
Chris Curtis 10
Burton Eilers 3
Randy Vant Hul 3
Luke Debrie 3
Mike Martin 3
Jason Lodzinski 3
Tim Curtis 3
Cathy Plite 3
Steven Walker 3
Jack Wiswell 3
Barry Van Volkenburg 3
Jeff Corey 3
Dave George 3
Brinn Pope 3
Michael Cramer 3
Nina Fite 3
Ken Fite 3
John Haffenden 3
Matt Remelts 3
Harrison Remmelts 3
Alexis Davison 3
Dan Clark 3
Steve Muenzenmeyer 3
Scott TenCate 3
Marnie TenCate 3
Max TenCate 3
Andrew Bagely 3
William Bagley 3
Ben LaDuke 3
Robert Wright 3
Jurrien Davison 3
Mark Herron 3
Ryan Herron 3
Kevin Groenenboom 3
Wade Arnold 3
Brad Ellison 3
Noah Ellison 3
Nick Ellison 3
Doug Klynstra 3
Kevin Allen 3
Martin Hall 3
Jeremy Karel 3
Scott Pruski 3
Brandon Harmon 3
Fred Coulter 3
William Culpepper 3
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Re: Cannonsburg State Game Area National Trails Day Event

Postby G.Cook » June 5th, 2011, 3:24 pm

47 folks for a trail crew ! :shock: Now THAT is impressive . Great job . :icon_cheers:
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Re: Cannonsburg State Game Area National Trails Day Event

Postby John_H » June 5th, 2011, 9:15 pm

Rode a couple laps tonight. Looking good! Give it some time to wear in the reroute. Awesome job reclaiming and covering up the old trail. That is such an important job that often gets left for scraps. Thanks to all!
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