North Shore trail

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pto
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Joined: 12/26/2014

The US Army Corps of Engineers contacted the Disciples of Dirt several months ago regarding our volunteer trail maintenance activities at North Shore, and this is what they had to say.

"We have seen other trail improvements being made along the trail including the recent addition of turnpikes and removal of downed trees. While we appreciate that our trail users are taking initiative to keep this trail well maintained, it is important for us to coordinate any and all trail work that is conducted on Army Corps property so that we may offer our assistance and ensure that the work is meeting our environmental and safety requirements prior to, during, and after construction."

​For the time being, any trail maintenance requires their approval. If you see trail maintenance needs on this trail, you can contact me at;

​trailwork@disciplesofdirt.org

​and I will follow through with the land manager. Thanks for your cooperatioon on this. The club plans to seek general authorization for minor maintenance such as drainage and cutting out down trees, but has not done so to date.

 

Peter

jaewannabe
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Be sure to fill out the form in triplicate!!!!

see ya,

james the wannabe like..........

 

DirtDart
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Joined: 03/28/2014

Trees/branches come down on that trail a LOT.  If that's the Army Corps policy, then they need to sweep that trail often.  Like, weekly.  Especially since it's one of the go-to rides in the winter.

There's one tree down now - it dropped during the last storm - that's completely blocking the trail (about 3/4 mile in from the dam-side TH).  It's not huge, but where and how it fell makes getting around it impossible and over it a major PITA.  Since I ride that trail 3x week+, I'm gonna take my pocket chainsaw and either trim enough of the crown branches off to making tossing your bike over feasable, or cut enough off the end to squeeze around it. Someone with a real chainsaw can deal with it properly (if they haven't already).  ...And fill out the governmental forms in triplicate...

pto
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Matt from the Corps of Engineers cut the logs from North Shore trail today. No paperwork, just sawdust.

Nshore2.jpg

Peter

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