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Mike Fox

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Re: Mountain Extension - Official Work Thread
« Reply #465 on: January 16, 2018, 10:11:27 PM »
I love looking at the grade with that amount of snow cover. Details show up very well.
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« Reply #466 on: January 17, 2018, 05:05:22 AM »
Very good photo tour.

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« Reply #467 on: January 17, 2018, 06:19:50 AM »
I think we're going to need that sawmill sooner rather than later.   ;)
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« Reply #468 on: January 17, 2018, 10:14:20 AM »
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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« Reply #469 on: January 17, 2018, 10:23:22 AM »
Agreed. This will be a very scenic portion of the ride. Thanks for the photos.

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« Reply #470 on: January 17, 2018, 10:27:13 AM »
I'd say the culvert is doing its job very well.

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« Reply #471 on: January 20, 2018, 04:55:57 PM »
Some pictures from noon today:

Taken from where the ROW starts a westward curve.  The slide is just beyond the fire.


From the downhill side of the slide, looking back up the hill.  The slide is well beyond the first fire.


Lastly at the so-called pinch point, dead wood has been cleared out.

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« Reply #472 on: January 20, 2018, 07:40:08 PM »
More tree clearng pictures from today. Some are Jason's pictures.















































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« Reply #473 on: January 20, 2018, 07:47:00 PM »
WOW!!!

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« Reply #474 on: January 20, 2018, 07:57:32 PM »
It was a great day. We cleaned some up from Tuesdays effort, and pushed further north. I was very glad to see all the help today.
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Re: Mountain Extension - Official Work Thread
« Reply #475 on: January 20, 2018, 08:54:11 PM »
So many trees cut today, logs stacked and brush burned!  It's simply amazing how the Mountain Extension ROW opens up to give us a picture of the future.  Great work today by everybody involved.

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« Reply #476 on: January 20, 2018, 10:19:39 PM »
Really neat photos, and a hand saw to boot! That's dedication to appropriate toolege!

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« Reply #477 on: January 20, 2018, 10:32:18 PM »
I understand Alan cut down seven trees today using the hand saw.
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« Reply #478 on: January 21, 2018, 12:18:19 AM »
Superb work day! 
Is this the biggest non-tracklaying turnout yet?
Bravo to all who sawed, burned and stacked.

Love the shot of 9 dragging the downed tree off the track between TOM and the first washout.
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« Reply #479 on: January 21, 2018, 11:00:55 AM »
That's quite a crew in the photos, but I don't see Fred.

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