the visit to Pierson Park South last week, I noticed several downed
trees close to the trail. None were blocking the trail, but encroaching
enough I thought it would be an enjoyable task to pull them back.
Weather looks good (warm, no rain) for Friday - and I don't have
anything on the schedule (crossing fingers) - so off to the forest I
Through the day I met one couple, with dog, hiking the trail. Curiously they turned around after chatting with me for a minute. I thought it odd. One side-by-side with a couple passed while I was cutting. They must have spent time at the landslide as I was almost off of the trail by the time they came up on me (side-by-sides travel at a faster rate than jeeps, plus I spent 38 minutes removing one tree).
First item... yes, certainly, nothing serious - I'm out to enjoy the day and "do something"...
process is to snap a picture (start time), lift the hood and connect
jumper cables to the battery to power the inverter, unload enough cord
to reach the site, grab the chain saw (electric), cut, clean, pack up,
snap a picture (end time).
I'm curious as to how much time some of these tasks consume.
tree could use a bit of additional work. I removed the trailside
branches but on the return trip from the end of the trail I stopped and
thought - connect the winch and pull the trunk further off trail. It
was a long enough day so I kept moving - but it's in the back of my
before picture. This spot had a trunk across much of the trail, at an
angle that would cause some side slip passing over it. This is the one
item that is nice to have relocated.
tree, like some others, had a trunk set for cutting. It didn't need to
be cut, but why not - I'm here for fun and to enjoy the day. Some nice
trunk sections were cut for easy handling. While there's a fire ban in
effect, next spring and eary summer the wood might find a good use.
|I could have removed the limbs extending towards the trail - but I kept going and removed all of it.