The Lambert pack figured it was a good day to cut some trees so we headed to the back entrance of Modoc and took out five rather large ones. The trail is saturated and a couple of the small bridges need attention. Other than that, this trail generally dries fast and it is one of the best trails around. Give it some wheels when things dry up a bit!
Now, this one was a doozie and yes, we always have ranger dog on his lead when Nevin cuts:
Before: (this was interesting because it had already been cut once but the flooding moved it and you can see where it was before if you look closely)
Wow thanks for all that great work Becky and Nevin, looks like you had your work cut out for you. Looks like Morry was doing a great job supervising. Appreciate the trail report as well. Hopefully things will dry up soon.
Rode Modoc on Sunday and it is in great shape. There are a couple of non-riders down but easily stepped over. The first creek crossing has a log jam that prevents it from being ridden but it's an easy walk around.
Views of Stevens Creek from the cliffs are spectacular right now.
Rode Modoc today and i was hoping to pin point some of the trees to pass on the location but frankly there are to many. I was starting to thing they were put there as traps by rednecks and Id wake up with half my clothes on. In all seriousness there are very large dead pines and one big live one. If any sawyers want to get them off the trail before it needs mowing ill be glad to try and meet up and help. Brantley_dean@yahoo.com
Thanks for the update Deano. We have trees on several trails down right now and in the meantime all the moisture in the soil has really spurred the growth of the foliage. Looks like we will have our hands busy this spring. I'll pass the word along to a couple of our chainsawyers who try to keep Modoc clear. They usually end up with an unexpected clear spot in their schedule and then head to do the sawing but I will let them know you might can help!
trail in good shape; areas not mowed are okay; you can squeak by the places where the trail was taken out by fallen tree root ball; the "bridge" that burned on the 3 mile hill is off to the side and it appears there was no reason for it; we'll find out during the wet season.