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#1 gigi

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Posted 01 June 2021 - 07:52 AM

its that time of year when SIUE starts to get overgrown.  Pete and i spent some time over the weekend lopping back honeysuckle on trail 1.  We jumped in on the middle section since that seemed like it was closing in fast and its an easy walk from the car. 

 

We'll post here as we work so folks know what we've done in case they want to hit up other sections.  Encourage others to work on it when they have time!


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Posted 14 June 2021 - 10:35 AM

Quick update.  on 6/10 pete and i rode all trails to scout conditions.  Trail 2 seems to be the most overgrown so anyone that can lop or weed whack there would be great.  all other trails just have spots of overgrowth - but generally not too bad!  


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Posted 06 August 2021 - 01:26 PM

Quick update.  on 6/10 pete and i rode all trails to scout conditions.  Trail 2 seems to be the most overgrown so anyone that can lop or weed whack there would be great.  all other trails just have spots of overgrowth - but generally not too bad!  

Can anyone come out to weed whack? Does it matter if its a gas or battery power? Anything else I would need to know? 



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Posted 06 August 2021 - 03:22 PM

Anyone can use a weed whacker on the SIUE trails, battery or gas.

I would wear long pants and sleeves in case you cut some poisonous plants whose juices cause allergic reactions.

Thanks for the assistance.
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#5 Stl_Greaser

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Posted 06 August 2021 - 09:44 PM

Anyone can use a weed whacker on the SIUE trails, battery or gas.

I would wear long pants and sleeves in case you cut some poisonous plants whose juices cause allergic reactions.

Thanks for the assistance.

And please log your volunteer hours with the club!  These hours go a long way in helping get land managers and grant money on our side!


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Posted 16 August 2021 - 07:05 AM

I did a ride yesterday and trail 3 had a lot of stuff down on it.  spent a couple hours cleaning off what i could get with a pack saw.  On trail 4 if going clockwise from the maintenance road, there is the water crossing we worked on a while back.  its had a shift in the concrete and now has a pretty bad drop.  Need to work on that again when we can.  I lost track of the trees i saw that need a chainsaw.  Not that there were that many, but between stopping and pulling stuff off myself, i lost track.  I'll try to get back out there this week and make better notes. 

 

i'll also see if i can post a picture of the watercrossing.


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Posted 16 August 2021 - 07:29 AM

i posted the pics of the watercrossing to the gorc facebook site


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