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Trail Work Session

Big Schloss Cutoff Trail
Mill Mountain Trail
Little Stoney Creek Trail

September 8, 2007

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Crew Chief Jim Tomlin planning the next move against the leaning blowdown.
In the center, obscured by the tree, volunteer Shawn (in cap).

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Stonewall Brigade crew members assess the situation.
From the left: Volunteer Shawn, Trail Overseer Catherine, Crew Chief Jim Tomlin.

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Removing a limb to simplify the situation.
From the left: Volunteer Shawn, Trail Overseer Catherine, Crew Chief Jim Tomlin (with the saw).

   
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The crew decides this blowdown needs to be closer to the ground.
From the left: Trail Overseer Catherine, volunteer Shawn, Crew Chief Jim Tomlin.

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So down it Comes. Much better. Now we cut it up.
From the left: Crew Chief Jim Tomlin, Trail Overseer Catherine, volunteer Shawn (with the saw).

   
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Saw cut in progress.
From the left: Trail Overseer Catherine, Crew Chief Jim Tomlin, volunteer Shawn (with the saw).

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Wedge placed to prevent saw bind.
Jim holds the improvised hammer.
From the left: Trail Overseer Catherine, volunteer Shawn (with the saw), Crew Chief Jim Tomlin (with the rock).

   
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The crew encounters a hefty blowdown.
That folding saw won't work here.
From the left: Trail Overseer Catherine, volunteer Shawn (with the saw).

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The sawing begins.
From the left: Crew Chief Jim Tomlin, volunteer Shawn (with the saw).

   
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A wedge is again used to prevent saw bind.
This time a bigger improvised hammer is needed.
From the left: Volunteer Shawn (with the saw), Crew Chief Jim Tomlin (with the rock).

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Two saws are better than one.
From the left: Volunteer Shawn (with the saw), Crew Chief Jim Tomlin (with the rock), volunteer Leslie (with the second saw).

   
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The first cut nears completion.
From the left: Volunteer Shawn (with the saw), Crew Chief Jim Tomlin (with the rock), volunteer Leslie (with the second saw).

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The first cut is complete, and the wedge now assists the second sawyer.
From the left: Crew Chief Jim Tomlin, volunteer Leslie (with the saw), Volunteer Shawn.

   
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The second cut nears completion.
From the left: Crew Chief Jim Tomlin, volunteer Shawn (with the saw).

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The trail is open and clear, and the blowdown has become a trailside bench.
The crew breaks out in well-deserved smiles.
From the left: Volunteer Shawn, Crew Chief Jim Tomlin, Trail Overseer Catherine. Volunteer Leslie is behind the camera.

   

Contact the Stonewall Brigade at
stonewall@patc.net.

 

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