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john7722

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Rangeline Experiment
« on: October 18, 2013, 08:12:12 PM »
I want to do a long term experiment on the last half Expert Trail #4.  I blew the leaves and debris off the trail tonite. I want to keep this portion of the trail clear of leaves all fall, winter and spring. Hopefully,  by keeping the trail clear, It will dry faster,  freeze thaw cycles will not be as messy and provide a faster freeze and drying period do to the lack of leafy insulation.  I have asked opinions about this! and as usual, I got a differing opinion from everyone. so it's time to find out first hand.
who want's to help me keep this short section clear  over the next several months?

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Re: Rangeline Experiment
« Reply #1 on: October 18, 2013, 09:22:53 PM »
The more trail the better

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pmanderson

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Re: Rangeline Experiment
« Reply #2 on: October 20, 2013, 07:49:27 AM »
To clarify, expert #4 is the last expert (ends at the 6th mile) leading to the parking lot?

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Re: Rangeline Experiment
« Reply #3 on: October 20, 2013, 12:41:56 PM »
Today, I went over the last mile from the parking lot to "Root Hill".
I can do another section next weekend if needed.

john7722

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Re: Rangeline Experiment
« Reply #4 on: October 20, 2013, 06:48:51 PM »
Go for it!  Thx for your help!

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Re: Rangeline Experiment
« Reply #5 on: October 21, 2013, 08:33:12 AM »
Interesting...
 
I had always thought that more leaf cover was a good thing. Keep us posted on the results.

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Re: Rangeline Experiment
« Reply #6 on: October 25, 2013, 05:31:25 PM »
FYI:
I intend on clearing out more of the heavy leafy areas tomorrow (Saturday).
Not sure where to start though. Most likely the 1st and or 2nd mile.
« Last Edit: October 25, 2013, 05:34:23 PM by pmanderson »

john7722

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Re: Rangeline Experiment
« Reply #7 on: October 26, 2013, 09:31:05 AM »
We are glad for the help! I will be out sometime this Comming week to go over 4 again. This is the trail that I want to keep bare untill spring.  You can go over other areas, but the main focus will be 4.

pmanderson

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Re: Rangeline Experiment
« Reply #8 on: October 26, 2013, 01:45:17 PM »
I was able to get the 1st 1 1/4 miles done; shortly past the service road and a bit into the forested area.

pmanderson

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Re: Rangeline Experiment
« Reply #9 on: October 26, 2013, 03:22:48 PM »
John
As of Saturday afternoon. The leaves on expert #4 are loose.
You should be able to walk the blower all the way through without trouble.

pmanderson

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Re: Rangeline Experiment
« Reply #10 on: October 27, 2013, 02:14:52 PM »
This morning, I went as far as a tank of gas would go, stopped a bit further past Ewok Village.

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Re: Rangeline Experiment
« Reply #11 on: October 27, 2013, 09:47:37 PM »
Aren't we just conducting this experiment on Expert 4, or am I missing something?  It sounds like pmanderson is trying to clear the whole trail based on prior posts, and it is rather accepted knowledge right now that the leaves protect the trail from freeze thaw.  Just curious
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pmanderson

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Re: Rangeline Experiment
« Reply #12 on: October 27, 2013, 11:06:06 PM »
Apologies.
I don't want to make anything worse. I honestly thought I was 'chipping in'.





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Re: Rangeline Experiment
« Reply #13 on: October 27, 2013, 11:55:28 PM »
I personally appreciated being able to see the trail well and thank pmanderson for the work completed. If it makes the trail safer for the majority which I think it does then awesome. Time will tell if blowing or not is the answer and if we get a heavy snow it won't matter if we have leaves on the trail or not. Generally this trail drains and dries quickly so let's  see what happens.
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Re: Rangeline Experiment
« Reply #14 on: October 28, 2013, 11:45:54 AM »
Apologies.
I don't want to make anything worse. I honestly thought I was 'chipping in'.


No problem, I was just trying to clarify what we were trying to do.  That is a heck of a lot of time that you have been putting in, and I like the ambition. Thank you!


Maybe John or Jeff can chip in and clarify what we are trying to do?
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