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Jeff Schumaker

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Re: Mountain Extension Tree Clearing
« Reply #45 on: January 14, 2018, 03:29:05 PM »
So, how long will tree clearing be delayed, due to the rain and warmer weather?

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Re: Mountain Extension Tree Clearing
« Reply #46 on: January 14, 2018, 05:38:04 PM »
I think they will be cutting Tues., let's hope! Weds. it's supposed to snow.

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Re: Mountain Extension Tree Clearing
« Reply #47 on: January 14, 2018, 05:49:07 PM »
Yes, cutting Tuesday!!  Please join us if you can!

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Re: Mountain Extension Tree Clearing
« Reply #48 on: January 14, 2018, 06:30:49 PM »
Thanks for the complete and interesting explanation. The map helps a lot to understand the distances.

The pics are a stark example of the serious nature of this job and how that lazy and shallow brook we all have seen in the summer can change dramatically.
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Re: Mountain Extension Tree Clearing
« Reply #49 on: January 14, 2018, 06:49:40 PM »
Tree cutting on Tuesday will be going down the mountain. If I can make it, I want to burn the pile of brush at Trout Brook, which I will need no or minimal help for. I would like to wait for snow cover again before tree removal continues at the brook.
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Re: Mountain Extension Tree Clearing
« Reply #50 on: January 14, 2018, 08:14:34 PM »
Looking at the latest drawing for the bridge, I noticed the grade is flat across the bridge.  Does the climb up the mountain start just south of the bridge?  Or does it flatten out for the bridge?

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Re: Mountain Extension Tree Clearing
« Reply #51 on: January 14, 2018, 10:05:02 PM »
The uphill climb starts off extremely easy, and is less than 1% for quite a ways. I suspect the only real 3% grade will be at the last 1,000' of the climb. From walks, and looking at Val maps, the grade slowly gets steeper and steeper the further south you go. As best as I can guess right now, there is about 1900' of 2% and steeper grade.

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Re: Mountain Extension Tree Clearing
« Reply #52 on: January 14, 2018, 10:42:21 PM »
Check the Mountain Thread for the grade discussion
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Re: Mountain Extension Tree Clearing
« Reply #53 on: January 14, 2018, 11:09:03 PM »
If my vote counts - keep it high.
The Hundred Year Floods seem to be coming every 10 to 12 years around here.

Though not exactly historically accurate - to alleviate fill and retaining walls - could the approaches
be on pile trestles? 2 to 3 foot high? Use concrete posts  to cut down maintenance, stained brown.


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Re: Mountain Extension Tree Clearing
« Reply #54 on: January 16, 2018, 11:42:21 PM »
We had 2 seperate crews working today. Fred and I burned all the brush at Trout Brook, While Jason, Randy, Steve L, Steve Z, JB, and Eric S cut their way down the mountain. Jason was excited, as each tree revealed more and more of the beauty that the Narrow Gauge is all about. Curves and cuts. Anyway. Look at the photo series I took.

Lets start at Trout Brook. Please note, the blue can is further away from the fire than appears..









Down the Mountain (or up from Fred and I..)


Fossel Access Rd Looking North


WW&F Property Line looking North, Steve L. on the left.



Looking at Location 2, Jason on the left and Eric is in the orange chaps.


Location 2 had some flow during the last rain event, and froze to the trees.


Location 3 looking South


The Slide, Location 4, looking South, Jason and Randy working in the distance


Location 5 (Orange stake at right) looking North


Location 6 "the Pinch Point" looking South


Standing on Location 7 looking North at Location 8 (bright spot in the snow)


Looking South at Location 8


Looking North from the above photo at Locations 9 & 10. Last curve to the bridge is in the distance.
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Re: Mountain Extension Tree Clearing
« Reply #55 on: January 17, 2018, 01:33:33 AM »
Once completed, this is going to be a spectacular section of narrow gauge.

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Re: Mountain Extension Tree Clearing
« Reply #56 on: January 17, 2018, 02:11:27 AM »
I love looking at the grade with that amount of snow cover. Details show up very well.
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Re: Mountain Extension Tree Clearing
« Reply #57 on: January 17, 2018, 09:05:22 AM »
Very good photo tour.

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Re: Mountain Extension Tree Clearing
« Reply #58 on: January 17, 2018, 10:19:50 AM »
I think we're going to need that sawmill sooner rather than later.   ;)

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Re: Mountain Extension Tree Clearing
« Reply #59 on: January 17, 2018, 02:14:20 PM »
The part of the eventual ride down the mountain will become one of the most picturesque of our line.  I love the look down thru the trees.  The land being surrounded by the conservation area ensures that it will remain so.  That portion, along with the Moose Trout Brook Bridge will become, like the Hummason Brook Trestle and the cockeyed curve will become the most enjoyed and most photographed portions of our line.
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