"actually it is two 6" cedar logs buried about 3' into the ground cribbed with about 20 rocks
and back filled... see that decking, about 4"s dia. built to withstand trashing by atv's and
dirt bikes... plus i plant ferns etc into the feature so as the wood rots the roots etc binds everything together and blends into the environment"
I guess you missed the building description above. The method is sound, does not matter if the carpenter ants/rot gets into it. the only mainteance it needs is some back filling of dirt.
one from your neck of the woods
the method is the same, yet you build a ramp/landing
If you want to tear it out feel free if it satisfies your ego (you might get a blister or two). My structures have been proven to withstand the test of time and spring ice break-up floods that moves huge chunks of ice all over (see pic)
Though vandalism and fire is a new challenge. That's why I also build out of steel (see pic) and other materials. i'm also working on a concrete system concept
My suggestion about posting on dm is a practical one as there are more people familiar with the areas you talk about (which is quite large), building methods, would know of your work and behind the scenes activities.
It is interesting you talk about dufferin forest. I've ridden there once and would like to learn more about the trails. Which area are you talking about?
Why would I discuss trail building on dropmachine in relation to a post you've made here? If you had posted this as "just out riding in the summer heat" I likely would not have asked any questions related to the feature.
But as you've posted about building a landing I looked at the picture and wanted to know more about the feature. If this feature was built on one of our local legal trails, from what I can see in the picture, we would likely remove it. It simply does not look well build.
Maybe I'd change my opinion if more detailed pictures where provided.
Good for you getting your saw license. They are dangerous for anyone not properly trained in how to operate them.
If you'd like to see anything I've had a hand in working on back east please go ride Dufferin Forest, while on your trip out west hit up Seymour, Fromme or the Sunshine Coast, I've put in lots of sweat equity in all three locations both on the mountain and behind the scenes.
by the way have you ever heard of the term... "don't judge a book by its cover?"