Winter Trail Day? Would you be in?

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Would you brave the cold?

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Winter Trail Day? Would you be in?

Post by DriskellHR » Mon Oct 25, 2010 8:56 am

So I like it rough and was considering a winter trail day. I get some feedback that suggests that no one will want to be out there in the cold working. My thought is that in the winter the foliage is gone which might make life easier. Although if the ground is frozen it would suck. If we have the winter that is forcasted well....

At anyrate what do you think? I was going to try and spread the love to another crag. (done 2 at roadside, i plan on doing more at RS but want to throw resources another direction for a bit. The next roadside day will have to be massive so I want to do this in the spring.)

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Re: Winter Trail Day? Would you be in?

Post by toad857 » Mon Oct 25, 2010 9:19 am

no sweating in the winter

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Re: Winter Trail Day? Would you be in?

Post by rhunt » Mon Oct 25, 2010 9:20 am

Just curious if there are ever trail days at crags in the DBNF anymore? I've been to Long Wall and Wall of Denial recently and both trails can use some love.
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Re: Winter Trail Day? Would you be in?

Post by DriskellHR » Mon Oct 25, 2010 9:22 am

rhunt wrote:Just curious if there are ever trail days at crags in the DBNF anymore? I've been to Long Wall and Wall of Denial recently and both trails can use some love.
The Capt can explain this better. He is the point man on this I may get some of the details wrong.
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Re: Winter Trail Day? Would you be in?

Post by RRO » Mon Oct 25, 2010 9:32 am

along with driskels trail days we will be doing the third saturday of the month and a few more thrown in on the mountain bike trails starting again in november.
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Re: Winter Trail Day? Would you be in?

Post by dustonian » Mon Oct 25, 2010 10:14 am

I'd be in for some mountain bike trail building...

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Re: Winter Trail Day? Would you be in?

Post by mike_a_lafontaine » Mon Oct 25, 2010 10:45 am

I'd be up for trail day in the winter, mountain bike or otherwise. I mean, it's Kentucky, how cold can it get?

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Re: Winter Trail Day? Would you be in?

Post by KD » Mon Oct 25, 2010 10:49 am

I might

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Re: Winter Trail Day? Would you be in?

Post by Cromper » Mon Oct 25, 2010 10:56 am

I'm in.

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Re: Winter Trail Day? Would you be in?

Post by captain static » Mon Oct 25, 2010 11:01 am

Trail maintenance on Forest Service land can only be done on existing approved system trails, i.e. Military, Left Flank, Pebble Beach at this time. The root ball in the middle Military Wall trail caused by the ice storm needs to be removed to restore the trail to its original location. That would be a good winter trail project.
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Re: Winter Trail Day? Would you be in?

Post by rrgclimber » Mon Oct 25, 2010 11:38 am

im in when where and what time
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Re: Winter Trail Day? Would you be in?

Post by DriskellHR » Mon Oct 25, 2010 11:43 am

rrgclimber wrote:im in when where and what time
Easy on me man, I'm just making sure I can get enough bodies to get somthing done (looks like we do). But I'm thinking maybe the weekend after the 1st but i have not checked all my calenders to be sure I wont be hemming up someone elses event. Its also a matter of weather. If the roads a f'ed then then its not worth the risk in my book. I think it will be a Play-by-ear event. But with at least 5 strong backs we can get something done.

I'm also open to any suggestions such as when,where, what. Also if anyone else wants to take the lead/assit on this I will back/welcome any help. I have a hope some of you hard chargers will offer to do smaller trail days.

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Re: Winter Trail Day? Would you be in?

Post by caribe » Mon Oct 25, 2010 1:14 pm

DriskellHR wrote: I'm also open to any suggestions such as when,where, what. Also if anyone else wants to take the lead/assit on this I will back/welcome any help. I have a hope some of you hard chargers will offer to do smaller trail days.
Winter trail days make sense.

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Re: Winter Trail Day? Would you be in?

Post by rrgclimber » Mon Oct 25, 2010 2:17 pm

captain static can u give us a list of trails in fs that we can do trail maintenance or is the three u talked about the only ones we can do.after that we can go from there. thanks
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Re: Winter Trail Day? Would you be in?

Post by captain static » Mon Oct 25, 2010 3:27 pm

Those are the only three approved system trails that were built for the purpose of providing access to climbing areas (made possible by Access Fund grants). Maintenance of other system trails is coordinated by the Red River Gorge Trail Crew - http://www.gorgecrew.com/

Also, one cannot just go out and perform trail maintenance. Any volunteer maintenance work needs to be coordinated with the Forest Service.
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