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Trail Work Session

Tibbet Knob Trail

October 21, 2006

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The Problem: Tibbet Knob Trail is completely blocked by a 22 inch blowdown. The original tread disappears under the blowdown and root ball at the left of the picture.
From the left: Volunteer Chon Hwa ("C.H."), Crew Chief Jim Tomlin, Trail Overseer Dorothy. In the foreground, back to camera, Smokey Bear, supervising, in miniature.

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Stonewall Brigade crew members assess the situation.
From the left: Trail Overseer Dorothy, Crew Chief Jim Tomlin, volunteers Leslie, Chon Hwa ("C.H."), Bruce, and Lee.

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Debris and brush are cleared from the work area.
From the left: Volunteer Leslie, Crew Chief Jim Tomlin, Trail Overseer Dorothy

   
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Cutting a small blowdown from the path of the new trail.
From the left: Crew Chief Jim Tomlin, Trail Overseer Dorothy, volunteer Lee

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The first of three cuts through the 22 inch bole.
With the chain saw: Crew Chief Jim Tomlin.

   
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The first cut nears completion, with wedges in place to prevent saw bind.
With the chain saw: Crew Chief Jim Tomlin.

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The second of three cuts is in progress. Wedges from the first cut remain pinned in place by the weight.
With the chain saw: Crew Chief Jim Tomlin.

   
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With the second cut complete, a section of the bole heads down the hill.
From the left: Volunteer Lee, Crew Chief Jim Tomlin.

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The final chainsaw cut is about to drop another huge section of the blowdown bole.
From the left: Volunteer Lee, Crew Chief Jim Tomlin, Trail Overseer Dorothy.

   
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With the blowdown no longer an obstacle, work proceeds to form the new tread.
From the left: Volunteers Bruce, Lee, Crew Chief Jim Tomlin, Trail Overseer Dorothy, volunteer Leslie.

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The crew puts the finishing touches on the new section of trail.
From the left: Volunteers Bruce, Lee, Trail Overseer Dorothy, Crew Chief Jim Tomlin, volunteers "C. H.", Leslie.

   
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Smiles all around as the trail is once again open and clear.
From the left: Volunteers Bruce, Leslie, Trail Overseer Dorothy, volunteers Catherine, Lee, "C. H.", and Crew Chief Jim Tomlin.

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