Wawayanda Down Trees - Intel? Crowd Sourcing Your Observations...

onetracker

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We know there will be a ton of trees down at Wayway from the past two snow/wind storms plus the normal winter downfall. If you are out on the trails at Wawayanda and notice trees blocking the trails, please post up the following info so we can remediate ASAP:

1. Trail Name and any other close landmark (e.g. intersection, lake, bridge, etc)?
2. Does the situtation require a hand saw or power saw?
3. Post a photo if possible

Thanks in advance. We will be out doing inventory but your eyes and posts will help expedite the process!
 

huffster

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#4
You can check my ride on Strava if you'd like: https://www.strava.com/activities/1452900674
Most of this ride is clear except what I show below and in the subsequent posts. There were some "face-slappers". I removed some by hand. Some others will spring back, once the snow melts.

This one is on Laurel Pond about 1/10th of a mile from the intersection with Cherry Ridge. The snowmobiles routed around it. Right near it there is another rather large tree perched high overhead. No pic, but you can see it in the distant background. That one does not interfere with the trail, but should get a look for safety issues.

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huffster

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This is on Cherry Ridge about 1/2 way between lower White Dot and Timber. You can ride under/around it, but its hanging in the middle of the trail. The break is up pretty high. It might be able to be cut off lower and the rest would at least dangle "off-trail".
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huffster

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#6
These are right at the intersection of Timber and Cherry Ridge. The first is on Cherry Ridge and someone cut away the branches so you can go under it. The 2nd one is blocking the actual entry to Timber. There are a couple other trees (not pictured) encroaching on Cherry Ridge right in that same area.
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huffster

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^ I 100% agree with this. I was actually surprised that the sleds had not gone some places yet since latest storm. For example, there are usually tracks going out Double Pond from the furnace. None yet as of yesterday. Similarly, when I reached the south end of Terrace Pond, the sleds only went right. None to the left on Cherry Ridge yet.
 

onetracker

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#10
We have been in cutting some larger trees via snowshoes but many branches are frozen to the ground so when you visit Wayway, please be a good trail steward and clear these branches off the trail when you are hiking or riding. Thanks in advance.

Also, please keep the Intel coming our way!

BTW - I see many folks desperate to ride. Ditch the mountain bike and go snowshoe (or XC ski) at Wayway; killer conditions; killer workout. Or hit the road bike; it is going to be some time until the trails up in the North and West are free of snow and mud (and not prone to trail damage).
 
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huffster

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#14
Spending all my time at Sterling lately cleaning up. Now I feel like I'm neglecting Wawayanda.

Thanks for the work your doing!
 

huffster

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#17
I spent 2.5 hours on Saturday clearing 1/2 mile of “The Wall” starting at Ferber circle. Today, I spent a couple more hours and cleared the remainder of the same trail out to Cherry Ridge. It is passable but there are 2 trees needing chainsaw.

This one is 0.9 miles in from Ferber and is just a few inches off the ground so it’s kind of annoying but pretty easy to get past for the time being
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This one is another 0.4 miles in and it is just as you come out of a pine grove and cross over the rock wall. It is on the trail. I cleared the area to the right of it so you can go around it and re-take the trail pretty easily. Quite frankly, if it was left down the trail will reroute in no time.
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Everything else was done by hand or with pruners and handsaw.

Bottom line, this trail can be ridden now!
 

Kaleidopete

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#18
William Hoeferlin South from ranger station, before Black Eagle has two trees across trail. this is one spot.
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The other is just a medium tree across trail
 

Kaleidopete

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#19
Banker Trail has blowdowns between Cherry Ridge and the crazy left turn about 1/2 mile off Cherry Ridge, right around that big wet spot.
Otherwise Banker is good all the way past Plymouth and the farm. It's just that one 1/2 mile from Cherry Ridge.

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jeffstick

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#20
Is that first pic between cherry ridge and cedar swamp? I rode banker the other night from Plymouth and only saw the second pic tree otherwise it was clear from Plymouth to cedar swamp