rode the length of Turkey this morning (4/4) a few non riders sprinkled in thru the trail. all but one easy to climb/hop over.
After getting to the end I looped around going up fs road 617a, left onot fs road 617, right onto fs road 619, pass the gate thru the creek (it is deep) stayed to the right when the trail branches (both ways meet up again) and finally right onto fs road 618 to you hit Turkey Creek trail again. That is the Turkey Drumstick!? Enjoyable ride.
There is a BIG pine down at about 5.5 miles, right where the trail turns away from Stevens Creek. The canebrake is getting thick from that point on as well. Other than that the trail is wanting wheels.
Rode Turkey today. The hard work was evident and greatly appreciated. There are still a few trees that require crawling over, under and around, starting at about 5.5 mi.
Umm. No. We started at 1pm and found our way back to the vehicles at nearly 5pm. That was starting at mile 3 and ending at the cul-de-sac at mile 7.2. Some of those were absolute beeyotches. Thank goodness for friends and great swampers. Thanks also to great chain sawyer instructors.
The first three miles were cleared Monday.
Trail's clear. Look forward to riding it tomorrow.
Also noticed somewhat fresh ATV tracks in the middle 2 to 3 miles.
They're coming in at the first cul-de-sac (mile 1) and getting out at mile 3.5. They're also riding the section from the first cul-de-sac back towards Key Bridge. Be nice to get some No Motor Vehicles signage up at appropriate points, and/or more effective choke points at the trailheads.
Any reason not to leave a narrower gap when cutting out the really big trees? That would also be a deterrent.
And speaking of big trees, that's some hella saw work that's been done out there. Very nice.
When I have cut trees out I leave them narrow for the purpose of keeping the 4 wheelers off.I have had complaints about not being able to get the DRs through.Its not that hard to get the DR over just takes a little more time.
Don't think we have to worry about emergencies they will have everything they need to get there, chainsaws etc.