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Trail Day @ Hickory Glen in Commerce - 6/27/09

PostPosted: June 23rd, 2009, 9:12 am
by Apps
Sorry for the late notice here in the volunteers needed forum but I am planning on getting out to Commerce to get a little much needed work done out there. Plans include face slapper trimming, a log pile rebuild and some tree removal. IF we can get a weed whacker or two we'll even look at cutting back some of the low growth.

What: Trail Day!!!!!
When: Saturday, June 27th 2009 8:30am-12:30pm
Where: Hickory Glen Trail in Commerce (See Trail Guide for location address or PM me)

Sorry for the early time but it should keep us a bit cooler and out of the late day heat...We'll take any help you can give so please come out if you can....even an hour could help get the trail cleaned up for the rest of the summer! Hope to see you there!!!

Justin Applegate
Co-TC "The Hick"

Re: Trail Day @ Hickory Glen in Commerce - 6/27/09

PostPosted: June 24th, 2009, 8:09 am
by Apps
Bump....

FYI - Don't forget bug spray!!!!

Re: Trail Day @ Hickory Glen in Commerce - 6/27/09

PostPosted: June 25th, 2009, 11:13 am
by Apps
Did some scouting last nght..most of the work will be lopping and cutting back some brush....Bugs will be plentiful so don't forget the spray....I'll try and have some bagels and coffee for when you arrive. THe Metro South Trail Day Trailer will ne in attendance so look for that when you show up...we'll be out huddled around it....

Justin

Re: Trail Day @ Hickory Glen in Commerce - 6/27/09

PostPosted: June 26th, 2009, 6:44 am
by Apps
Bumpity Bump....

Just as an FYI for those not familiar with Trail Work....

- Bring some water with you, I like to use my camelback since it stays out of the way and is very easily portable. It's hot out there sometimes and having water handy is always a good idea.

- Don't forget the gloves! I've used everything from full on work gloves to simple MTB full finger gloves.....it'll help protect your hands from blisters and thorns while out there.

- Dress for the weather and conditions....you will be working in the woods with trees and vines and all kinds of floura, dress accordingly. Thorns, Ivy, prickers etc are all possibilities whenever you work on a trail. A hat to keep the sun off your head and help shield your eyes isn't a bad idea either.

- Eye protection is always a good idea. riding glasses with clear lenses could help keep sticks and dust out of your eyes as you lop and prune.

- Sun Screen - Don't want to burn our there!!! Commerce is pretty well covered with a canopy but UV rays are always around....

Hope to see everyone tomorrow!!!

Re: Trail Day @ Hickory Glen in Commerce - 6/27/09

PostPosted: June 27th, 2009, 2:27 pm
by ColorVoyeur
It was a pleasure to meet everyone today! Thanks for setting this up, and I look forward to more Trail Days with ya'll.

Did a couple laps after you guys took off (sorry, I had to ride after putting that work in no matter how good a cold beer sounded!)

Visibility is better, allowing better flow... not to mention you don't get pulled off your saddle from those leaners.

The log pile repair on Disney is sweet! Never made it through Disney w/o a foot down at least once or twice until today. Great work everyone!

~Peace
Michael

Re: Trail Day @ Hickory Glen in Commerce - 6/27/09

PostPosted: June 27th, 2009, 6:24 pm
by fizgig
which section is Disney? past the floating bridge? thanks for clearing the leaners, I remember stopping at 2 of them.

Re: Trail Day @ Hickory Glen in Commerce - 6/27/09

PostPosted: June 27th, 2009, 6:41 pm
by ColorVoyeur
That's the rumor, past the bridge... at least, I think that is Disney.

Re: Trail Day @ Hickory Glen in Commerce - 6/27/09

PostPosted: June 27th, 2009, 7:55 pm
by Apps
Disneyland is the area with all the log crossings...it's about as far out as you can get near Oakley Park Road....it's not shown on the map yet either....we're working on that.....

Thanks for coming out it was great seeing you too. We managed to get some good work done out there including removing the big leaner after the river crossing, the low hanger on the climb to the pavement and the big down tree in Disneyland that fell over this winter...the trimming work should really help sight lines and flow while allowing us not to feel so claustrophobic....I can't wait to ride in later this week!!!!

Justin