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by jvangeld
August 27th, 2019, 4:02 pm
Forum: Trail Rx
Topic: Gifford Pinchot Road 4109 Repair July 19th & 20th 2019
Replies: 63
Views: 4586

Re: Gifford Pinchot Road 4109 Repair July 19th & 20th 2019

We are doing another event, targeting the deepest rut from road mile 2-2.3. September 7th from 9:30 AM to 4 PM. We are currently looking for any traffic flaggers who would like to volunteer. More details on Facebook.

https://www.facebook.com/events/914949225511274/
by jvangeld
August 2nd, 2019, 9:54 am
Forum: Off-trail Trip Reports & Lost Trails
Topic: Summit Springs Ranger Station
Replies: 0
Views: 209

Summit Springs Ranger Station

This isn't a trip report, it is a request for information. While looking at a historic map of Gifford Pinchot National Forest, then called Columbia National Forest, I saw that there was supposedly a Ranger Station at Summit Springs. You can see it by going to this page and zooming in on the SW corne...
by jvangeld
August 2nd, 2019, 9:23 am
Forum: Trail Rx
Topic: Gifford Pinchot Road 4109 Repair July 19th & 20th 2019
Replies: 63
Views: 4586

Re: Gifford Pinchot Road 4109 Repair July 19th & 20th 2019

Yeah, that is where we are at. Friends of Road 4109 is a kind of auxiliary force. When the British were concerned about a German invasion during WWII they set up home defense forces with all kind of jury-rigged weapons. Including the ancestors of the potato cannon . Our tractors might not be as effe...
by jvangeld
July 27th, 2019, 2:38 pm
Forum: Trail Rx
Topic: Gifford Pinchot Road 4109 Repair July 19th & 20th 2019
Replies: 63
Views: 4586

Re: Gifford Pinchot Road 4109 Repair July 19th & 20th 2019

No worries, Webfoot. I'm going to drive by the Wallowas on my way to Yellowstone this year. I'm going to meet with Ranger Emily next Tuesday. Apparently I should have gotten work authorization for last Saturday. So we will get that for any future events. She said she can give us permission to use an...
by jvangeld
July 22nd, 2019, 8:28 pm
Forum: Trail Rx
Topic: Gifford Pinchot Road 4109 Repair July 19th & 20th 2019
Replies: 63
Views: 4586

Re: Gifford Pinchot Road 4109 Repair July 19th & 20th 2019

I guess I see myself as having two options. I could drive an offroad 4WD vehicle really fast through the mud puddles and tear up the road as I go. Or I could watch someone slowly drive an offroad 4WD vehicle up and down a short section of road as it drags some specially-shaped steel behind it. We're...
by jvangeld
July 22nd, 2019, 8:10 pm
Forum: Trail Rx
Topic: Gifford Pinchot Road 4109 Repair July 19th & 20th 2019
Replies: 63
Views: 4586

Re: Gifford Pinchot Road 4109 Repair July 19th & 20th 2019

It was a blast working up there. The most damage the trucks and jeeps are doing to the road is at the shortcut up the first switchback. I swear it has been cut further into the road at the top every time I have been up there this year. I wanted to drop some logs down it to act as a barrier, or maybe...
by jvangeld
July 21st, 2019, 3:49 pm
Forum: Trail Rx
Topic: Gifford Pinchot Road 4109 Repair July 19th & 20th 2019
Replies: 63
Views: 4586

Success!

Success! We repaired a section of road 4109! I’ll start near the uphill end of our repairs. We repaired this waterbar by patching the rut which had washed it out, and then digging away the material that had accumulated on its uphill side and in its waste area. https://lh3.googleusercontent.com/YIn3A...
by jvangeld
July 13th, 2019, 9:40 am
Forum: Trail Rx
Topic: Gifford Pinchot Road 4109 Repair July 19th & 20th 2019
Replies: 63
Views: 4586

Re: Gifford Pinchot Road 4109 to Silver Star Trailhead

Here are the details for the event. When: Friday July 19th at 11:00 AM through Saturday July 20th from 9 AM to 6:00 PM Where: The junction of USFS Road 4109 and DNR Road 1100 https://www.google.com/maps/@45.7948622,-122.251722,16.75z What to bring: Sturdy boots, gloves, a gallon of water, a sack lun...
by jvangeld
July 7th, 2019, 2:22 pm
Forum: Trail Rx
Topic: Gifford Pinchot Road 4109 Repair July 19th & 20th 2019
Replies: 63
Views: 4586

Re: Gifford Pinchot Road 4109 to Silver Star Trailhead

Right, that would be Saturday July 20th, Webfoot. I and some others will clear brush on the 19th, and then we will work on the ditches and road on the 20th. It would be great to have you!
by jvangeld
July 6th, 2019, 10:35 am
Forum: Trail Rx
Topic: Gifford Pinchot Road 4109 Repair July 19th & 20th 2019
Replies: 63
Views: 4586

Re: Gifford Pinchot Road 4109 to Silver Star Trailhead

Well, we went on another scouting trip on the 4th. Every time you go up there you see new tasks to complete. Old turnouts where the brush has grown in. Remnants of ditches. I think I will mark work areas with spray paint. Maybe orange for brushout and pink for ditch digging? That way we can hand peo...