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Last Minute Rock Rolling Party - this Sat & Sun
« on: November 06, 2009, 05:12:24 AM »
Remember that 70 ton pile of rocks at the T?  Well 60 tons of it got moved this last Wednesday and Thursday by HELICOPTER to most of the mudholes throughout the High Lakes.  They used big bag slings that held about 3000 lb of rock and made about 40 trips to various spots and then dropped them.

Here is where we need volunteers.  Not all of the drops hit their mark.  Some are off by 10 ft, some off by 400 yds.  (They dropped 4 loads just short of the stairsteps, and the hole is down at the first turnoff to Long Lake.)  This Saturday and Sunday we need to get these rocks to their final resting spots.

Remember we start the official High Lakes planning early next season, and if there are problems remaining, we may once again face pressure to close areas.  So we want to get this done this year!!!

Three of the Adopt-A-Trail clubs will be leading the way, but we can use more bodies and rigs that can haul rocks, even if it is one at a time.  Some of these rocks are the size of an engine block.  Please come up and help us with this last push to get the High Lakes ready for next year. 

We will be meeting at Spring Valley Lake at 9:00 AM both days.  If you have a trailer, that will come in handy.  Hope you can get up there to help one day this weekend.  The weather should be beautiful.  Post up if you think you can make it up one day.
« Last Edit: November 06, 2009, 05:22:24 AM by chicomecha »
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Re: Last Minute Rock Rolling Party - this Sat & Sun
« Reply #1 on: November 06, 2009, 05:41:07 AM »
Here are a couple of videos that show the drops - incredible!

http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=LcdE62-_ymM

http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=MLG5fdKnagk
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Re: Last Minute Rock Rolling Party - this Sat & Sun
« Reply #2 on: November 06, 2009, 09:17:58 AM »
My trailer is available, if someone wants to come and take it.

Coordinate with Nick, but I'll be around all day, and Saturday.

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Re: Last Minute Rock Rolling Party - this Sat & Sun
« Reply #3 on: November 06, 2009, 01:12:04 PM »
There will be about 7 people and 5 rigs from the Norcal Crawlers that will be up there on Saturday.  We're meeting at Spring Valley between 9:00-9:30.  See you up there.