My pack wanted to head to our adopted NCT segment today, but with yesterday's rain we knew it would be too muddy there...not that a trail mutt minds that. So instead we headed down to the Baraga Plains to mow down the trail that we'll blaze with some MTU students in a few weeks. I love students! Mark joined us, and we knocked down the ferns and berries in no time.
|Ya, I see the weed whackers are getting readied to go!|
|Mark clears in front of the sign while Sandy|
does the parking lot.
|Arly clears around this trail sign.|
I'll be inspecting all their work today!
|We'll clear the 2.9 miles to Forest Rd. 2200.|
They wear face guards because the branches get shot out like
bullets by these whackers.
|Mark gets a going down the trail.|
|Really, really going.|
|Arly breaks for blue berries. They are everywhere here!|
|Looking at what was cleared.|
|Lots more to do Mark!|
|Did Arly step in a hole? I best check on him.|
|Mark's plenty deep in them too.|
|Just a bit left?|
Whacking these ferns out has the benefit of taking the tree shoots out as well.
|We fiannly see Sandy coming from the other way!|
Oh yeah Mark, I never get touched.
|Trail work just makes me giddy!|
|We stop for snacks.|
|Won't you share?|
|All done mowing! Now we head back.|
|It took this hardy crew 3.5 hours to clear it!|
|With Mark's help, the work was a breeze.|
|Back at the car, Mark says, "what kinda swill is this?"|
|Just try it Mark! "Oh, all right."|
|"Hey! It IS tasty, cool and refreshing!"|
|Just a reminder from the Trail Mutt...my favorite|
time of year will be here soon!