Monday, August 19, 2013

Camp-N-trail clearing adventures!

On Friday evening, the pack hopped into the Bread Box which was fully packed-n-ready for another fine camp adventure. We headed back to our favorite camp site near the NCT.
Pancakes, with our very own blueberries. As usual, I didn't get any.
Hey! You know I LOVE bacon.
Oh yeah, I got a piece!
After our scrumptious breakfast, we headed
to our  work site.  We found that the wet
summer's been great for growing brush.
Sandy cut them down with some .155 string.
That's what I like to see with the grass and shoots cut down.
Here's a good spot for a break.
What are we having?
Arly followed Sandy with his boomerang head
that takes them small trees right out!
Ya, that's looks much better.
Small trees also had to come out so the pole saw was attached.
This one was under tension and had to be carefully notched.
They'll be gone fast!
Day 2: the old blazing is coming down!
Ya Arly, paint those new ones nice,
use lots of paint too.
How's this look?
Here we should mark a corner.
I see something scary up there.
Oh ya, I've been stung before!
This is another corner.
Arly thinks he's an artist like J. Waters.
Ya right!
 We paint these on because that's the way the North
Country Trail association wants it marked.
Sandy's scraping a tree's bark to make a smooth canvas for a blaze.

Now some brushing to remove loose material.
We're almost done and I'm getting tired.
It's been a busy day...I'm ready to go home.
Arly thinks keeping the 9 miles of trail we adopted cleared and marked is to much work and we should give it away. What do you recommend?

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