RECLAIM THE BRIDGES TRAILDAY - Sunday Sept 19

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RECLAIM THE BRIDGES TRAILDAY - Sunday Sept 19

Postby Spinwheel » September 1st, 2004, 9:54 pm

On Sunday Sept 19 we'll take back the ladder bridges stolen from the MTB bike trail at Hickory Glen Park.

Bring bug repellant, water, work gloves, saftey goggles and a desire to play in the dirt. Bring a post hole digger if you have one. If you have waiders and you'd like to put them to use bring those too :P

Meet at the football field located right of the trailhead. Sunday Sept 19 at 9:00 am.

See Hickory Glen Park Trail map ==> http://www.mmba.org/trails.php?trail=12

Lunch will be provided.

Tim Slabach
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Postby suydam » September 2nd, 2004, 5:55 am

Can you elaborate?

The bridges were stolen, but we know where they are and we're taking them back?

or

We're rebuilding from scratch?

When did this happen?
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Postby Shanman » September 2nd, 2004, 7:48 am

suydam,

Kids stole them to make a sectional bridge over the river to an isolated party spot. There’s about $20 in returns back there, and the remains of their pot garden. We will be taking them back and anchoring them with 4x4's this time!
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Postby old_nhjeffs » September 2nd, 2004, 9:07 am

Shanman wrote:suydam,

Kids stole them to make a sectional bridge over the river to an isolated party spot. There’s about $20 in returns back there, and the remains of their pot garden. We will be taking them back and anchoring them with 4x4's this time!


I'm camping that weekend but I'll try to get home early so I can help you guys out.

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Postby Spinwheel » September 8th, 2004, 9:35 pm

nhjeffs wrote:
Shanman wrote:suydam,

Kids stole them to make a sectional bridge over the river to an isolated party spot. There’s about $20 in returns back there, and the remains of their pot garden. We will be taking them back and anchoring them with 4x4's this time!


I'm camping that weekend but I'll try to get home early so I can help you guys out.

Jeff


Thanks Jeff !!
Do you have waiders? :shock: or a post hole digger? :evil:

Also, in reference to SUYDAM's post above, I am seeking 'technical assistance' to figure out how to post photos so folks can get an idea of what we'll be doing as we 'RECLAIM THE BRIDGES' .. . more to follow, thanks for your patience :D

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Postby Todd Scott » September 13th, 2004, 4:40 pm

Here's one of the old bridges that was stolen:

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Postby sumoe » September 13th, 2004, 8:43 pm

He looks to small to cart off the bridge. Are you sure he acted alone? :wink: :!:
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Postby Spinwheel » September 17th, 2004, 8:37 pm

sumoe wrote:He looks to small to cart off the bridge. Are you sure he acted alone? :wink: :!:


Not sure, but his 4 year old sister probably helped him !
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Re: RECLAIM THE BRIDGES TRAILDAY - Sunday Sept 19

Postby Spinwheel » September 17th, 2004, 8:39 pm

Spinwheel wrote:On Sunday Sept 19 we'll take back the ladder bridges stolen from the MTB bike trail at Hickory Glen Park.

Bring bug repellant, water, work gloves, saftey goggles and a desire to play in the dirt. Bring a post hole digger if you have one. If you have waiders and you'd like to put them to use bring those too :P

Meet at the football field located right of the trailhead. Sunday Sept 19 at 9:00 am.

See Hickory Glen Park Trail map ==> http://www.mmba.org/trails.php?trail=12

Lunch will be provided.

Tim Slabach
Trail Coordinator


Shanman says we're riding after pizza so don't forget your bike :D
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Postby Sherpaboy » September 18th, 2004, 7:55 am

Not sure, but his 4 year old sister probably helped him !


Ahh an inside job :lol: :lol: :lol:
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Postby Spinwheel » September 19th, 2004, 9:14 pm

The bridges were reclaimed today with great success.. 8)

:D Thanks to all inlcuding Jamie, Greg M., Greg G., Mike, Donna, Shannon, Garrett, Maria and Tim. :D

Chuck it was good to meet you too !

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