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May 28, 2012 at 8:47 pm #1336AnonymousGuest
(– by sibbles #2090 –)
Still time to sign up for the July long weekend, https://www.of4wd.com/bobcaygeonmaintenance.asp
The burn trail is named after a forest fire in that area that occurred about 20 years ago, after the fire was extinguished new trees were planted to re initiate the forest growth. Today, trail user are finding the trees to be over growing the long time use trail causing grooming issues in the winter and safety concerns for ATV's and Motor Cross in the summer.
Twin Mountain Snow Mobile Club (TMSC) has rented us a wood chipper which we will be using to chop up the trees and distribute back onto the trail. This makes for a better riding surface and keeps the beauty in the trail as big logs and debris will be cleaned up. The OF4WD trailer will also be in use where the volunteers will be equipped with safety glasses, gloves and tooling. If you have your own gear you wish to use please bring it with you. If you own a chain saw please bring it along and we will divide up the group for efficient work.
Plan is to work on the trail Saturday and then watch the fire works that night in Bobcaygeon. The two following days will be fun for all with trail runs. A few senior people are attending who can help the new people out on trails, we can all figure out what trails we would like to run and break up into small groups to enjoy the day.
I have confirmed camping for us at the Fair Grounds in Bobcaygeon, running washrooms and nice showers. I have sent him an email about the cost to confirm last years price, I think it was $20 a couple per night, pretty good deal.
Looking forward to working with everyone once again,May 30, 2012 at 6:26 pm #2392AnonymousGuest
(– by TMR Customs #2399 –)
We'd be there if we weren't already signed up to Phil Factor…sounds like a fun weekend.May 31, 2012 at 11:13 am #2393AnonymousGuest
(– by BullwinkleTJ #6222 –)
^You'll be missing some great fireworksJune 11, 2012 at 1:38 pm #2394AnonymousGuest
(– by jason #6707 –)
My son and I are signed up! Any idea how many people have signed up ??June 11, 2012 at 1:48 pm #2395AnonymousGuest
(– by sibbles #2090 –)
So far we have 21 people signed up. This is great.
If we find out we have to many to conduct safe work perhaps Rob Rea will take a few lucky people on some investigation runs of trails we know about in the area but need a recon report of status and terrain type so we can add it to the trail data base and index map.
BrianJune 21, 2012 at 1:55 am #2396AnonymousGuest
(– by sibbles #2090 –)
All volunteers should have received the below email, please let me know if you did not receive it.
Thanks again for volunteering your time to assist with the burn trail maintenance cut back project.
The Bobcaygeon fair grounds camping has been confirmed for $25.00 a night per tent, I will be collecting the money to pay the owner when we are all there so no need to reserve or pre-pay. Kim and I will be heading up Friday afternoon and expect to be there around 3 to 4 pm. See attached map for the location of the fair grounds and where the area is for camping.
Saturday June 30th – Meeting at the Bocaygeon Tim Hortons for 08:45, meet in the graveled area to the north side of the parking lot. Tail gate safety meeting will occur 09:00am sharp. All volunteers please read and acquaint yourselves with the attached documents and the link provided to the trailer information and operation. https://www.of4wd.com/trailerlaunch.asp At the bottom of the page click on trailer information and log into to view all details and operational instructions.
2 or 3 chainsaw operators and 2 chipper operators will be chosen and given additional information and safety tips by out safety coordinator. All other volunteers will have a safety brief and given all info on how the day is planned to go.
Personal equipment, during the trail maintenance work all persons shall have closed toe footwear (Boots), safety glasses and gloves. Chain saw and chipper operators are to have hearing protection. If anyone has their own equipment please bring it with you. The OF4WD trailer does have some safety gear but we are limited. Water and snacks will be provided by the OF4WD during the day.
Due to the larger number of volunteers the groups maybe separated to conduct other work in the area. Rob Rea has some trail investigation work to conduct for additions to the new trail index, if you are interested in helping with that as well we will ask the morning off for volunteers.
All other info on the days events will be delivered the morning off.
Saturday Night, join us at the fair grounds for fire works display and a bon fire put on by the county. During the day families who are not coming out on the trail can attend the Canada Day celebrations in Bobcaygeon, please click here for full details. http://canadadaybobcaygeon.com/schedule-of-events
Sunday – Meeting at fair grounds for 08:55 or Tim Hortons for 09:15, trail rides depart from Tim Hortons at approx. 09:30. Trails and guides will be decided upon the day of.
Thanks again for all your support in this project, with out dedicated members such as yourself a sustainable trail system would not be possible. Your elected board thanks each and everyone of you.July 4, 2012 at 11:51 pm #2397AnonymousGuest
(– by shamus #4884 –)
Had great time, met some great folks, beauty weather, wicked trail ride on Sunday……..pitched in to keep some trails going!
I'll be grinning till CampNLX…. Thanks everyone!July 5, 2012 at 4:32 pm #2398AnonymousGuest
(– by D+D Cherokee #6350 –)
It was a great weekend the good and the bad but when you are laughing in the end it is all good. Had a great time on Concession with the small group I took out. Fire works show two thumbs up.
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