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Re: Rubicon clean up

Has anybody ever considered using Barrett Lake trail as a model when concerning bypasses? Barrett would be rather difficult to unknowingly diverge from the trail with the way logs have been laid on the sides of the trail. This is a no question about it approach to bypass control. It is more work in the short term but possibly less in the long term scheme of things. There are plenty of downed trees stacked and pushed out of the way, what about cutting them into managable lengths and dragging them to nearby appropriate locations and wedging them into the side of the trail? I have chain saws,gas and oil, and am willing to help. Worthwhile endeavor or waste of time?
 

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Not a bad idea but, the Con is travelled sooo much more than Barrett so I'm not sure if it would work. It's worth looking into though.
 

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Having never been on barrett, how are they setup there?
 

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Part of the trail maintanence that you suggesting is pretty much what we do. We drag rocks & logs into the bypass areas to stop the traffic through that area. About the only thing that hasnt been done to these areas is install tire spikes and steel / concrete <IMG SRC="smilies/frown.gif" border="0"> to stop the shortcutters. Most of our by-passes have held but we'll be making them stronger this year and re-enforcing other areas.
As far as you helping out please do! Sign up and bring your gear and a friend too! Your imput and suggestions are great too and feel free to voice them at the clean-up. We only have under 100 people signed up <IMG SRC="smilies/rolleyes.gif" border="0"> ..............Come Awn people <IMG SRC="smilies/mad.gif" border="0">
 

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I think it's a great idea, Aggro, but I think it's more than can get done at the Clean Up. I'd like to see a more consistent level effort put into the bypass blocks than there's been in the past - some are a couple of small logs pulled over an open area. It's important that these hold, and some places more than others.

If we can't get them all taken care of on the Clean Up weekend I'm willing to come up on other weekends.

Paul
 

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Im trying to get a feel for what he's talking about here.. are we talking sunk in poles like highway railing or what?
 

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Originally posted by mike:
<STRONG>Im trying to get a feel for what he's talking about here.. are we talking sunk in poles like highway railing or what?</STRONG>
I think thats what hes refering to?????
 

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Cool, they'd definatley be a marker.. but Im not sure if they'd just get ignored. Lotta bypasses its pretty easy to tell where the trails supposed to be anyway
 
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