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North Park Tree Report

Postby Deluxe » Wed Jun 01, 2011 12:08 pm

New thread to keep folks updated on fallen trees blocking trails in NP: so we have many trees down. Don Schmitt is aware of their locations. Once the pool opens up and he can get away from that, he will get to them. Please continue to report here or on PTAG site. Thanks.
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Re: North Park Tree Report

Postby Adelino » Sun Jun 05, 2011 8:27 pm

I was on the back nine trail today. In the pine tree section there's a trail with a blue dot that I think comes out behind the park office. It's heavily blocked.

Side note: JC Stone parking lot is closed (big piles of gravel). It would have been nice if the county had mentioned that on their website.
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Re: North Park Tree Report

Postby Deluxe » Mon Jun 06, 2011 2:56 pm

Thanks. I have it mapped. Don Schmitt has all locations now and will begin work soon.
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Re: North Park Tree Report

Postby Deluxe » Mon Jun 13, 2011 8:14 pm

Schmitt cleared Ridge. Trails are rippin. He will get to lower priority deadfall soon, but you can ride every trail in NP without unclipping. Have fun. If you have some time, please feel free to call the County Parks Department (Andy Baechle) to thank Don. In addition to his normal job duties, he puts many extra hours of his time into keeping the trails clear and, now, helping the freeride build crews. He has been serving for close to 30 years and is the reason we can ride without interruption. Thanks Don!
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Re: North Park Tree Report

Postby Deluxe » Mon Jul 11, 2011 2:05 pm

Don will be goign out tomorrow to clear trees. Not too bad out there, but if anyone has a downed tree location, please post here and he will try to get it. Thanks.
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Re: North Park Tree Report

Postby cburch » Tue Jul 12, 2011 3:01 pm

big tree down on dr j. on the straight away with the couple of quick drops between the upper section and the rock garden.
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Re: North Park Tree Report

Postby cburch » Tue Jul 12, 2011 4:39 pm

crisis averted. dr j is free and clear now.
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Re: North Park Tree Report

Postby Deluxe » Tue Jul 12, 2011 8:35 pm

On it like stink on a hog Colin. How dat for service. Schmitt responded faster than 911 did to nick's crash. Nature center outer MTB loop cleared also. Have a great day.
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Re: North Park Tree Report

Postby cburch » Wed Jul 13, 2011 11:21 am

next bad crash, we send don out with a saw.
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Re: North Park Tree Report

Postby Deluxe » Thu Jul 14, 2011 9:39 am

Hehe. I wondered why I saw blood in the bed of his pick up truck. He told me it was just from a ground hog he caught under the admin building, but I have my suspicions...
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