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Old February 24th, 2008, 02:57 PM   #1
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How does one go about getting permission to clear some new trails? We ended up in some spots yesterday that could yield some sweet trails with a couple 6"-20" trees being removed..
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Old February 24th, 2008, 03:04 PM   #2
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build me a nice bump and let me go to work! haha j/k you have a good point
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Old February 24th, 2008, 03:14 PM   #3
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When we did a trail maintenence day there we were not allowed to use chainsaws due to liability. Maybe if the tree were "dead" you could take an employee back with you and let them know it is an accident waiting to happen and someone is going to get hurt.
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Old February 24th, 2008, 03:45 PM   #4
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There are probably miles of trails that could be opened up in there. Like Ironman said, they told us hand tools only. I usually carry loppers and a small hand saw but since I wasn't driving I didn't have them with me.

I'm not in favor of taking out trees bigger than about 4".
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leave the trees there. make the trails around them.
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Old February 24th, 2008, 04:07 PM   #6
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How does one go about getting permission to clear some new trails? We ended up in some spots yesterday that could yield some sweet trails with a couple 6"-20" trees being removed..

You talking about "Driveshaft Gulch"? :tonka:
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Old February 24th, 2008, 04:17 PM   #7
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leave the trees there. make the trails around them.
thats not always posible... thats and theres alot of fallin down trees that would take little more then a hand saw to clean up..
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Old February 24th, 2008, 04:25 PM   #8
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point of information if someone brought the idea of a new trail to the genesse county parks people they may consider it but i think out there they have to approve new trails any way and on public property operation of a chain saw requirs a national chain saw saftey certification and if you read earlier ull see where i say you have to have a cert to run a chainsaw on public land

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Old February 24th, 2008, 05:47 PM   #9
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since the the whole place is listed as scramble area the new trails aren't the issue. the real issue is the sound barrier zones. the place was 400 acres now reduced to 240 ride/drivable acres. I went with ATVOC to do trail clearing a couple years back. most of the trail is there just grown shut. the russian olive trees are nuts in there, they so thick it took 8 hours to 1/2 mile with 8 guys.
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since the the whole place is listed as scramble area the new trails aren't the issue. the real issue is the sound barrier zones. the place was 400 acres now reduced to 240 ride/drivable acres. I went with ATVOC to do trail clearing a couple years back. most of the trail is there just grown shut. the russian olive trees are nuts in there, they so thick it took 8 hours to 1/2 mile with 8 guys.

Exactly. Some of those branches are 3" diameter.

If GLFWDA organized another mounds cleanup/ brushing outing, how many people would help?
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Old February 24th, 2008, 07:12 PM   #11
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Exactly. Some of those branches are 3" diameter.

If GLFWDA organized another mounds cleanup/ brushing outing, how many people would help?
I'd show up with a few in tote...pending on the date of course
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id help depending on the date
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Exactly. Some of those branches are 3" diameter.

If GLFWDA organized another mounds cleanup/ brushing outing, how many people would help?

I'd show up. It would be nice to unleash some revenge on the trees.
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if you wait until summer ill have my national chainsaw cert and possibly make it easy clearing if county parks approve
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Old February 24th, 2008, 07:48 PM   #15
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leave the trees and drive around them. if everyone took chain saws there all that would be left is a big field
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no im talking trimming not taking down trees being a wildlife slash froest managment major i know what you mean
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because of this thread every fucking retard that goes there is going to think its cool to "make new trails" and fukc things up, there will be no challenge because everything will be 20 feet wide and torn up by 33's.
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because of this thread every fucking retard that goes there is going to think its cool to "make new trails" and fukc things up, there will be no challenge because everything will be 20 feet wide and torn up by 33's.

so, that would leave a TON of hill climbs back there!
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actual no hills no roots to hold soil in place
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so, that would leave a TON of hill climbs back there!


sorry dumbass, no. everything would be flat because its all sand and as soon as you drag belly or spin a tire it gets flattened out fast, look at how deep the trails are dug into the hills.
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