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Brown County State Park / Re: April Storm Damage Recovery Plan
« on: May 05, 2017, 09:25:38 PM »
I got back in time to hit Limekiln for a short tour.  I cut the lone remaining (maybe new) tree that was on the section from the service entrance to the bridge in back of the service shed.  I also cut the big oak that is across the trail with the root ball right on the edge.  I have a little time before I have to leave tomorrow and may try the winch on the stump to see if I can get it to drop back into it's original hole.  Might be able to avoid a reroute.

Brown County State Park / Re: BCSP Trail Conditions
« on: April 30, 2017, 02:24:01 PM »
I cleared trees and limbs on NT then went over to Limekiln and started from the campground end.  There were trees down everywhere in that area.  I only got as far as a point opposite the Stahl lake road before I ran out of light and fuel.  I stopped trying to move the debris off the trail.  Just sliced it and diced it and left it lay.

On NT, there are two raised root balls that will need to be dealt with.  One on the downhill section clockwise from the tower entrance could be a bit exciting if approached at high speed.

Given what I found on Limekiln, I would anticipate a significant clean up effort.

Yellowwood State Forest / Re: Next Section of Crooked Creek Trail
« on: December 12, 2016, 04:33:43 PM »
I did.  Hacked out some trail at the end of the flags.  Long walk to get there.  Killer on available time.  Should have brought the bike.  Is there a key available for the gate?

Yellowwood State Forest / Re: Next Section of Crooked Creek Trail
« on: December 12, 2016, 08:38:39 AM »
Nice flags.

Brown County State Park / Re: Report Trail Issues
« on: September 13, 2016, 12:34:49 PM »

Advocacy / Re: Discussion about Permit
« on: January 05, 2016, 02:45:19 PM »
"I initially asked for season pass to the park, had mountain bike on back of car he never said anything about off road permit.  My two neighbors did not know about this new off road permit.  Who tells the riders that are not on these forums?"

And to add an additional degree of complexity, who tells newbies which trails they can ride without a permit and makes sure they don't stray?  I wish I had a dollar for every new biker I have found endlessly circling the trails or off on some fire road somewhere.

<modified font size Paul Arlinghaus>

Good deal.  I tried to 'guilt trip' the guy on the gate into not charging me.  He didn't buy it.  He was under the impression that 'the bike guys' had asked for the new fee and the money was to be used for new trails.  I tried to set him straight, but I'm not sure it registered.

I am guessing that coordinates are returned as longitude and latitude which would translate into x/y position coordinates.  So the distance traveled is the square root of the quantity ((x2-x1)^2 + (y2-y1)^2).  That quantity is the distance squared and is probably what they are talking about..

To me, it made better sense when I thought about two points that represent the true location of the points being used to calculate the distance.  Then you can draw circles around those points that have a radius that is the magnitude of the position uncertainty.  If you strike an arc from one true point to the other that is the true length traveled, it will intersect the uncertainty circle at two points.  The fraction of the uncertainty circle that is inside that arc is significantly less than the fraction that is a greater distance from the first point.  So if the uncertainty is truly random, the chance of the calculated distance being greater than the true distance is higher.

"I recall an incident 2-3 years ago where a dog was killed by a snake because it wasn't on a leash..."

I have not had any luck keeping my snake on a leash.  It keeps squirming out of the collar.  It has never killed a dog, but it took almost three weeks to digest the neighbor's cat...

Brown County State Park / Re: Old foundations on HP and Aynes loop
« on: September 06, 2012, 10:12:10 PM »
I guess you could say there is the beginning of a plan, but so far, no funding.  Given that there is no funding, we have not approached the Park to see whether they would allow us to rebuild and use local timber.  It's the classic chicken and egg scenario. 

BTW, this is not intended to be a diversion from building new trails.  That comes first.  It's just that when the ground is hard as rock, the mind tends to wander...

Brown County State Park / Re: Old foundations on HP and Aynes loop
« on: August 30, 2012, 12:08:36 PM »
I don't consider it cheating - it's just a mechanical advantage.  We can use your broad axe to remove the saw marks if we think it's necessary.  We should be able to afford a few hours of Wood Mizer time.  You do have the funding all lined up, right?

Brown County State Park / Re: Old foundations on HP and Aynes loop
« on: August 29, 2012, 04:04:48 PM »
Now that we have established that we both have froes and that at least one of us knows how to use one, how about other equipment?  I'm well covered in the foot adze department, but I'm short a broad axe and a Wood Mizer.

I'll let you use my foot adze if you'll loan me your Wood Mizer.

Brown County State Park / Re: Old foundations on HP and Aynes loop
« on: August 29, 2012, 11:35:46 AM »
That's what I looked like when I was young.  Are you saying that splitting shakes is some sort of fountain of youth?

Brown County State Park / Re: Old foundations on HP and Aynes loop
« on: July 24, 2012, 09:21:47 AM »
The shakes were going to be your job.  I will loan you my froe.  You can split them out in your spare time when you don't have the shakes.

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