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Holdridge Trail Day

Postby Josh McCreedy » June 28th, 2013, 7:35 am

SUBJECT: *HOLLY/HOLDRIDGE TRAIL DAY* Sat 6/29 10am-2pm

Location: Hess Rd., Holly, MI, 48442

Description: Meet at the Holly/Holdridge trailhead for a Trail Day.

Participants should bring sturdy shoes, leather work gloves, eye protection, bug deterrent, and drinking water.

Trimming is priority #1. Without that, the trail does not stay open.

After trimming is under control, improvements will be addressed.

Holdridge trail maintenance is 100% dependent on volunteer efforts.

Take some time out to give back to the trails that you enjoy!

NOTE: Holdridge is now part of CRAMBA. Check out cramba.org Membership for details on joining!

Ron Arnott/Andy Fraser
Holdridge Trail Coordinators
Holly State Recreation Area
holdridge@cramba.org

CRAMBA - Clinton River Mountain Bike Association
A Chapter of IMBA - International Mountain Biking Association
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Re: Holdridge Trail Day

Postby Critter7r » June 28th, 2013, 4:12 pm

RSVP'ing ... will be there.
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Re: Holdridge Trail Day

Postby PK » June 28th, 2013, 4:35 pm

I grabbed, fueled, and readied:
(2) Stihl line trimmers
(1) Stihl pole / hedge trimmer
(1) Stihl backpack blower.

There's only one of "me" so I hope at least (3) others show up..

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Re: Holdridge Trail Day

Postby Josh McCreedy » June 28th, 2013, 5:31 pm

I'll be there until 12:45. I'm hoping we can organize and be on the trail quickly.
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Re: Holdridge Trail Day

Postby Josh McCreedy » June 29th, 2013, 1:32 pm

Nice working with you guys today. I think PK and the Stony/CRAMBA guys are on to something with the weed whip crews-lighter, more mobile, easier on the body.
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Re: Holdridge Trail Day

Postby PK » June 29th, 2013, 4:53 pm

Tough conditions out there today on Gruber's Grinder.
Full-on "Car wash" effect for the trails. No sunlight getting through to the trail when we got there.

12 man-hours to trim (1) mile of trail. Only 14 more to go. :cry:

For reference, Stony only needed 10 man hours to trim everything that was overgrown this summer.

I think Andy is right, the best way to trim there is the brush hog first, maybe a day or week before, then follow-up with the line trimmers and pole hedge trimmers.
There is no one perfect tool...

Josh, I'm glad you liked the technique we use. I call it "Helicoptering" where the you hover the line trimmer over top of the brush and then lower to the ground. That is much more effective than just ground sweeping.

Scott suggested we try one of the permanent cutter heads rather than the actual line heads. We will have to check those out. If anybody has a suggestion, bring it on.
We're talking about a head with pivoting plastic cutter arms vs. a spool of line.

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Re: Holdridge Trail Day

Postby Critter7r » July 16th, 2013, 11:52 am

Looks like there's another Trail Day this Saturday, the 20th.

Sadly, I will be out of town and unable to make it. Happily, it's because I'll be floating on a river in a tube drinking adult beverages and camping for 2 days.
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Re: Holdridge Trail Day

Postby G.Cook » July 16th, 2013, 12:30 pm

http://www.stihlusa.com/products/multi- ... tem/km90r/
and the attachment;
http://www.stihlusa.com/products/multi- ... s/fhpower/
We have found that the above does the job needed to be done clearing the Poto with great affect.
Add this attachment and you have pretty much everything covered outside of using a chainsaw;
http://www.stihlusa.com/products/multi- ... ts/htpole/
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Re: NEW Holdridge Trail Day

Postby lawn dart » August 15th, 2013, 10:44 am

Forwarded messege;

*NEW HOLDRIDGE TRAIL DAY* this Sat Aug 17 10am-2pm

Meet at the Holdridge trail head for a Trail Day - Hess Rd, Holly, MI, 48442

There are numerous possible work projects for all three loops dependent on volunteer turnout.

Holdridge trails are 100% maintained by volunteer efforts.

Take some time out to give back to the trails that you enjoy!

Bring work gloves, eye protection, bug repellent, and water.

As listed on the CRAMBA website:
http://www.cramba.org/calendar/

Ron Arnott/Andy Fraser
Holdridge Trail Coordinators
Holly State Recreation Area
holdridge@cramba.org
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Re: Holdridge Trail Day

Postby Jim O » June 18th, 2014, 10:51 am

SUBJECT: *HOLLY/HOLDRIDGE TRAIL DAY* Sat 7/12 9:30am-3pm

Location: Hess Rd., Holly, MI, 48442

Description: Meet at the Holly/Holdridge trailhead(parking lot) for a Trail Day.

Participants should bring sturdy shoes, leather work gloves, eye protection, bug deterrent, and drinking water.

Trimming is priority #1. Without that, the trail does not stay open.

After trimming is under control, improvements will be addressed.

Holdridge trail maintenance is 100% dependent on volunteer efforts. The DNR does not maintain this system.

Take some time out to give back to the trails that you enjoy!

NOTE: Holdridge is now part of CRAMBA. Check out cramba.org Membership for details on joining!

Ron Arnott/Jim Owens
Holdridge Trail Coordinators
Holly State Recreation Area
holdridge@cramba.org

CRAMBA - Clinton River Mountain Bike Association
A Chapter of IMBA - International Mountain Biking Association
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