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rockboy

Posts: 2086
Location: Newport

Posted: Mon Mar. 22, 2010 9:25 am
On Sat 3/27/2010 I will start in ernest the Salems Lot trail hardening project. Too much snow in places to merit a big trail clean up day yet but the Salems Lot wet area is ready to go if you don't mind trudging through some snow to get to the work area and then working in the mud.

I started this project late last year but ran out of snow free ground. A significant amount of stone has already been hauled to the work area last year and a new hauling route was prep'd yesterday for the remainder stones. So we should be good to go.

The more bodies the better. Need people to lay stone, haul stone, haul dirt for filling in around the stones, and people for water mitigation. I have one 2 wheel dolly / cart that works good for the stones, two 5 gallon buckets for dirt, and a variety of tools. If there is more than a couple people that can help a second cart for dirt / stones would be helpful.

Please post up if you can help on Sat.

Ryan
jdm

Posts: 128

Posted: Thu Mar. 25, 2010 7:46 am
This Sat is no good for me. I am planning to go for my first MTB ride of the season at Franklin Falls (the place has great drainage). I am willing to give up rides to do trail work, but not the first ride.

I would be up for some trail clean-up or hardening work next week during an evening.
rockboy

Posts: 2086
Location: Newport

Posted: Thu Mar. 25, 2010 7:58 am
Ok Jesse.

I'm definately going to be out there on Sat at some point. As for during the week after work, not so sure about that, Wed Maybe, but not on Salems Lot. It takes 30 minutes just to get out to the work area, and that doesn't leave much light and not crazy about pushing heavy rocks around in the dark.

We could sweep some more trails for debris on Wed night though, plenty of that left to do.

Ryan
Dan

Posts: 1167
Location: Newport

Posted: Thu Mar. 25, 2010 8:03 am
workers need an approximate time and meet location for Saturday work.
rockboy

Posts: 2086
Location: Newport

Posted: Thu Mar. 25, 2010 8:15 am
Dan, you signing up?

I plan to leave my house around 10am with cart and tools, get out to Salems Lot about 45 minutes later and be out at the work zone for about 4 hours. That's the general plan but if I don't hear from anyone else I won't worry too much about hitting those times.

Ryan
Dan

Posts: 1167
Location: Newport

Posted: Thu Mar. 25, 2010 8:59 am
I'll confirm tomorrow but I think I can spend some time out there
Dan

Posts: 1167
Location: Newport

Posted: Sat Mar. 27, 2010 7:17 am
Ryan
I am unable to make it this morning, hopefully next weekend will be better for me.
Dan
rockboy

Posts: 2086
Location: Newport

Posted: Sat Mar. 27, 2010 7:36 am
Ok Dan.

Incase anyone is thinking of helping that didn't post. I will likely not head out until closer till noon but will still be out for around 4 hours.

Ryan
rockboy

Posts: 2086
Location: Newport

Posted: Sun Mar. 28, 2010 11:02 am
Fred Heineman came out and helped me haul rocks for 3 hours, THANK YOU FRED!

After Fred, left I got most of the rocks laid that had been moved to the work area.

I will be heading back out to haul more rocks today for a few hours. Should be heading out by 1pm.

Ryan
rockboy

Posts: 2086
Location: Newport

Posted: Tue Mar. 30, 2010 10:17 am
Did some more work on Salems Lot on Sunday. Started working on the opposite side of the work zone.

[b:8caee6756c]Please Note: [/b:8caee6756c] if you use Salems Lot in the next few weeks beware that I am working on it and that you may encounter loose rocks, deep mud holes, and incomplete rockwork, i.e. suden and dicey conditions. The work zone is isolated to about a 100 meters in the wet area where the two water crossings are.

Ryan
rockboy

Posts: 2086
Location: Newport

Posted: Tue Mar. 30, 2010 1:30 pm
I plan to put another big day in on Salems Lot trail hardening this weekend. Given the temps I will likely ride one day and do trail work the other. I would love some help if anyone is available. Lots of rocks to be moved and placed.

I am flexible on time and day so if anyone can help let me know what works best for you. Based on projected temps Sat might be a better ride day and Sun a trail day but it doesn't really matter to me.

Ryan
streak

Posts: 115
Location: sunapee

Posted: Thu Apr. 01, 2010 9:18 am
I can come out on sunday for some trail work, just tell me when.
rockboy

Posts: 2086
Location: Newport

Posted: Thu Apr. 01, 2010 9:36 am
Adam,

FYI, Sunday is Easter Sunday, a fact that slipped my mind when I first posted this.

The options are as follows: Start am on Sat, say 9:00 ish (or earlier if you want) and work until it gets too hot, then go for a bike ride (if energy still prevails) or Sunday 1pm ish until whenever.

As it turns out Sat would be better for me but if Sunday afternoon works better for you, I can do Sunday instead.

Ryan
streak

Posts: 115
Location: sunapee

Posted: Thu Apr. 01, 2010 8:42 pm
saturday is a no-go for me. easter or not, i can still play on sunday.
rockboy

Posts: 2086
Location: Newport

Posted: Fri Apr. 02, 2010 8:12 am
Ok Sunday it is then. Does 1 ish work for you Adam?

I'm tentatively planning to take the afternoon off and work on Salems Lot if anyone is interested in a Friday afternoon session.

Ryan
streak

Posts: 115
Location: sunapee

Posted: Fri Apr. 02, 2010 7:56 pm
1pm, sunday... I'm there. Should I bring any implements of destruction with me?
rockboy

Posts: 2086
Location: Newport

Posted: Fri Apr. 02, 2010 9:56 pm
If you have a favorite tool, bring it otherwise, I have enough for two. Not much in the way of tools needed to move the rocks around anyways that I don't already have out there.

Ryan
rockboy

Posts: 2086
Location: Newport

Posted: Sat Apr. 03, 2010 5:07 pm
Sounds like Adam and Fred are in for Trail work, any other takers?

FYI, Eastside is cleaned and ridable. I started removing branches and trees on Avery trail today but didn't get very far.

Ryan
rockboy

Posts: 2086
Location: Newport

Posted: Sun Apr. 04, 2010 7:41 pm
The work horses of Fred & Adam took on the rockboy challenge at Salems Lot today. We accomplished a lot, thank you.

Still more to do before the wet area will be thoroughly mitigated but today was a giant step forward.

Possibly another work day at Salems Lot on Sunday of this coming weekend. I may also take Friday afternoon off and work on it then too. I will post up with details.

Ryan
rockboy

Posts: 2086
Location: Newport

Posted: Thu Apr. 08, 2010 4:30 pm
I'm planning another work day on Salems Lot trail hardening this Sat 4/10. I could also do it on Sunday if that is better for anyone.

Let me know if you are able to help. I'm flexible with the time so let me know what works for you.

Ryan
streak

Posts: 115
Location: sunapee

Posted: Thu Apr. 08, 2010 8:38 pm
I could play for a bit on saturday morning... but that's about all the time I got. Maybe 10 till noon-ish? (I rode it today, and the gaps do really stand out right now... we probably should fill them in. It'll be extra awesome.)
rockboy

Posts: 2086
Location: Newport

Posted: Fri Apr. 09, 2010 9:03 am
A agree Adam.

Sat Morning works for me. I could even start at 9am if that would give you another hour?

Plan is to fill in the non rocked gaps, add side stabilizer rocks where needed, and fill in the cracks with dirt and small stones. It's possible it could get finished on Sat with a couple extra sets of hands.

Either way this is the last weekend I can work on the trails for a while.

Ryan
streak

Posts: 115
Location: sunapee

Posted: Fri Apr. 09, 2010 2:04 pm
sure... I'll try to be at your place around 9am-ish
rockboy

Posts: 2086
Location: Newport

Posted: Fri Apr. 09, 2010 5:10 pm
Ok Adam, see you then.

Ryan
rockboy

Posts: 2086
Location: Newport

Posted: Sat Apr. 10, 2010 4:17 pm
Adam and I got another large piece of the puzzle completed today.

Salems Lot trail hardening is starting to come together. I will likely be out there tomorrow (Sunday) at some point. If there are any takers, please let me know what time works for you, I'm flexible.

There are two more smaller sections that need hardening but most of the rocks needed for that task are already at the work site, then some stabilizer rocks need to be hauled and placed, then fill in the cracks with dirt and small rocks and this baby will be complete.

Ryan
fheineman

Posts: 1
Location: Lempster, NH

Posted: Sun Apr. 11, 2010 11:41 am
Good job Ryan and Adam :D

Sorry I couldn't join you this weekend. The weather's great in Vegas, hope it's decent there, too. Looks pretty windy in the forecast.

Looking forward to running the trail when I get back.

Fred
 
Fred Heineman
rockboy

Posts: 2086
Location: Newport

Posted: Sun Apr. 11, 2010 9:22 pm
Hi Fred. Hope things are going well for you at the convention.

I finished up the primary rock work on Salems Lot today. There could probably be some more rocks near the rockwall to finish her off proper but this is what it is for now. At some point the gaps are going to get filled in with dirt to lock everything into place. By next year the rock work will look like it was always there.

Ryan
Ryderjag

Posts: 884

Posted: Wed Apr. 14, 2010 6:22 am
I made the trip up to the "yellow brick road" What an effort. Great job guys and I look forward to riding that once I can get up there.

PJ
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