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Folks,

Time for another weekend filled with fun at DuPont State Forest. The workday is scheduled for Sat. July 11. Free camping in the heart of DSF is available for Fri. and Sat. nights.

We will meet at 9:30 on Sat. for the work project at the Corn Mill Shoals parking area. Folks not camping out are welcomed and can meet the camping crew then.

More details will be posted this week. Have not confimed the work project as of yet, but am wanting to do more road to trail conversion on Pine Tree Trail. This process was started back in March as a workshop that was part of the PTBA Conference:
http://www.trailbuilders.org/conference/RoadToTrail.html

I need a decent head count of folks planning to work, so please post here if you plan to come. That is very helpful in planning the right amount of work and also tool needs for the project.

As a Sat. night special treat, I will do a slide show on riding in Scotland and Wales. This will happen at dark thirty and be in the barn. Forestry Commission UK is probably doing a better job of trail management for mountain bikes than anywhere I have ever been (and I have been around the block a time or two).

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Woody--
I plan to be there for the work session, but will probably commute rather than camp. I can bring chainsaw and safety gear if needed...
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TrailZen said:
Woody--
I plan to be there for the work session, but will probably commute rather than camp. I can bring chainsaw and safety gear if needed...
TZ
There will be a few white pine trees that need irradiation..... Seriously, not a lot of chain saw work but there will be a little. Will try to keep you out of the hot as hell safety chaps most of the day.

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Playing Editor Again...

Woodman said:
There will be a few white pine trees that need irradiation..... Seriously, not a lot of chain saw work but there will be a little. Will try to keep you out of the hot as hell safety chaps most of the day.

W.
My Stihl is not capable of white pine irradiation. White pine eradication, however, is within its scope of work...
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TrailZen said:
My Stihl is not capable of white pine irradiation. White pine eradication, however, is within its scope of work...
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That is why I pay you the big bucks........

Not only to you have to edit my trail plans, you monitor my postings on the internets.
 

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Mark,

It will be great to have some of you come out after your group ride. We are working on the same trail as last time (Pine Tree) but a bit further out. Working on the section that is road doing a road to trail conversion on it, this will help manage water better and make it more fun to ride. You could ride in from either direction to find us. See you soon.

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I have not heard from very many folks about wanting to camp out for the weekend. If you are planning to do that, let me know ASAP. If I don't get more responses, I will pull the plug on camping as it is a lot of extra work for me to set that up (ordering a porta-john, special use permit from the forest, opening the barn and turning on the hot water, etc). If there is a decent group, then by all means it makes sense. But if only a few, just not worth the trouble.

I will make a final call on that Thur late or early AM on Friday and post here. Will also post the gate combo for Connservation road to let yourselves in if the camping is a go.

Work project is a go either way. Bring water, snacks and lunch, glasses, sun screen if you are prone to burning, good footwear, workgloves, all the normal stuff. Meet at Corn Mill Shoals parking area (on Cascade Lake Rd) at 9:30 Sat. We will ride into (or walk) the work project from there. Work will be road to trail conversion on Pine Tree Trail.

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Woody, Thanks for setting this trailwork day up. I will be there on Saturday (on time even)! I will not be camping though. Pine Tree is turning out really well. I hope you are going to teach us about a road to trail conversion and not just make us sweat!
 

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You can count on some education, thanks for asking for such. I hope this cool weather we are having now stays for our work. I was just in Louisville KY for the past 2 weeks (I fly back on Sunday) and it was hot as hell there, I am loving the weather here.

See you Sat. Don't forget to bring the tools you need to put the track back on the machine.:D I know how you love to throw tracks off machines.
 

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mikeridesabike said:
I will come out to work Saturday, but don't plan on camping.
Awesome, it will be great to have you.

Camping is looking like it is not likely to happen, unless I get 4 or more folks speaking up in the next 24hrs.

See you Sat.
 

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Folks,

Looks like we will have a good turn out for the work project on Sat, weather looks perfect.

Only a few were interested in camping, so I am pulling the plug on that option as it just is not worth the extra trouble for that low number. Sorry to those who were looking forward to the camp out, maybe we can get enough for Aug. 7-9.

Thanks in advance to those planning to come out and work. We are meeting @ 9:30 and will ride in (or walk) to our project site on Pine Tree. We plan to wrap up at 3 or so, leaving plenty of time for a ride in the afternoon.

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Sorry to those who were looking forward to the camp out

:(

The old "bait & switch"... I was hoping to take in the night sky at The Barn this weekend. Oh well, earth on my boots is always a good thing too. May be bringing another person.
 

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I have a t-ball game in the am in Greenville. I will be there afterwards. Maybe I'll bring the kid. He likes rocks and sticks and dirt. He will ask lots of questions though. 6 yr olds haave lots of questions!
 
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