Trail Work Remaining, from 2018 Work Reports

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Remaining Work
2018-01-14Bob FlaggBlue HillWildcat Notch PathThere was a huge amount of water flowing from Marker 1103 to the split before Marker 1115. The work done previously to stabilize the trail looked great and kept the trail intact. Need to get out there and try to deepen the outflow and clean them to improve water flow. The culvert at the bottom of the hill could use some cleaning, too.
2018-01-14Bob FlaggBlue HillCoon Hollow PathNeed to remove debris from two grade reversals just after the trail dog-legs to the righ below Marker 1082. Also, the side ditch needs more improvements.
2018-01-21Len UlbrichtBlue HillSkyline Trail North5 inch diameter tree leaning across trail between 1117 and 1141, 200 or so yards from 1141. 6 foot clearance at low side of trail, 8-10 feet on other side. May need 4 foot ladder and chain saw to remove.
2018-01-20Dave HumphreysQuarryIndian Camp PathThere are two large blow-down trees that are a CHAIN SAW job. One vicinity 4135, one vicinity 4120.   
2018-01-27Bob FlaggChickatawbutWampatuck PathSide ditches need more throrough cleaning - good for group project.
2018-01-27Bob FlaggChickatawbutCurve PathWater is coming onto trail from the woods and Squamaug Notch Path upslope near Marker 3143. Need to put water breaks in the woods to spread water out. Also need to facilitate how water crosses trail.
2018-01-27Bob FlaggChickatawbutSquamaug Notch TrailWater is flowing from two grade reversals near Marker 3143 and flowing thru the woods onto Curve Path. Need to put water breaks in the woods to spread water out. This could be a large group project including work on Curve Path.
2018-01-13Bob FlaggChickatawbutBouncing Brook PathSide ditches need to be improved east of Skyline. Lots of water coming down from Slide Notch which must be addressed. The culvert by Marker 3085 is partially blocked by rock at inflow. Will need to address after waterflow subsides.
2018-01-20Bob FlaggChickatawbutStreamside Edge PathThere was a significant amount of water flowing down the trail. Could easily add half a dozen grade reversals. It is a long walk to site but could access from Rt 128 as there is a break in the fence so could drive people and tools close to site.
2018-01-21Bob FlaggHoughtonTucker Hill PathThere was evidence of significant water flow from Marker 2094 to Skyline. Trail edges are raised above treadway so would be difficult to find many places to get water off the trail. Should try to find two - three sites.
2018-01-07Anna MacDougallBlue HillHalf Way Pathremoval of down tree on Path between markers 1093 and 1110.
2018-02-10Bob FlaggBlue HillBorder PathNeed to do further cleaning on culverts near Unquity; side ditch at Marker 1175 to the first grade reversal (about 100 feet) and side ditches from Chestnut Run up the hill past the Unquity cutoff. Also need to dig out the grade reversals further up the hill past Five Corners Path. This could be work for up to three groups.
2018-02-10Bob FlaggBlue HillPuddle PathTrail overall in good shape but needs work on the grade reversals at the beginning of the trail near Wolcott Path. These structures need a significant digout that could be a good work project for 6 people.
2018-03-04John HahnfeldHoughtonBoyce Hill TrailEntire trail should be gone over once more to completely clear debris. (One can bend over just so many times in a day at 74.) There is a leaner over the trail between marker 2130 and the point where the Skyline trail crosses Boyce Hill Trail. This is hazardous and should be cleared by DCR asap.
2018-03-05Bob VogelBlue HillFive Corners PathWhere possible, trench areas where water collects, so it can more easily drain from the rail.
2018-02-25Bob FlaggChickatawbutWood PathTwo very large trees (18") blocking trail, located about 150 yards from Wood Road trailhead. Also need to clean out culvert about 100 yards from Wampatuck Trail. Should walk trail and site several more swales to carry water straight across the trail as it was quite wet.
2018-02-25Bob FlaggChickatawbutWampatuck PathTwo very large trees (16") blocking trail, located at 3151.
2018-02-25Bob FlaggChickatawbutBouncing Brook PathSide ditches on this stretch of the trail could use a good cleaning.
2018-03-11Chris MullinQuarrySawcut Notch PathThere are four major downed trees across this trail between 4133 and 4214. They will require chain saw crew to clear. All are causing hikers to leave the trail to get around the downed trees.
2018-03-11Chris MullinQuarryCrags Foot PathThe trail marker for 4124 has fallen and is temporarily tied to a small tree. Needs to be nailed back on larger tree. There is a large blow down requiring a chain saw crew near 4151. It is completely blocking the trail.
2018-03-20Bob VogelHoughtonMattapan Trail (FBH)There is a LARGE (Chainsaw) tree across the Skyline trail between Dark Hollow PAth and MAttapan Trail. This is confusing folks and those going east are getting off the Skyline and creating a new trail up to the right of the Skyline. We piled brush to discourage this, but the real answer is to remove the downed tree on the Skyline and put up a bit more blue paint, so people can follow it through that wet section, where it tends to widen out as people try to avoid getting wet feet.
2018-03-25Caleb BlankenshipBlue HillWildcat Notch PathSome trees down that require chainsaw.
2018-03-26John HahnfeldHoughtonBoyce Hill TrailLEANER STILL EXISTS ON TRAIL BETWEEN 2130 AND LOCATION WHERE SKYLINE TRAIL CROSSES BOYCE HILL TRAIL - THIS IS DANGEROUS AND SHOULD BE REMOVED AT EARLIEST POSSIBLE TIME. To my eye, there did not seem to be much supporting the upper portion of the tree where it hung up when falling. Walking under this thing is a bit nerve-wracking.
2018-03-25AMCSEMHoughtonSkyline TrailBrush to usual standards
2018-03-26Pete TierneyPonkapoagHodgdon Foot PathContinue to remove obstacles and brush to usual standards
2018-03-26Pete TierneyPonkapoagPrescott Foot PathContinue removal of obstacles and brush to usual standards.
2018-03-27Pete TierneyHoughtonPaddock TrailOne tree has been limbed but needs removal with chain saw. Low priority, can be passed without leaving treadway.
2018-03-27Pete TierneyHoughtonAyer TrailCut back greenbriar
2018-04-01James GreenBlue HillCoon Hollow PathWidow-maker over trail just prior to marker #1092
2018-03-24Bob FlaggChickatawbutLee PathThere is some opportunity to dig out some of the culverts on the path and improve the flow of water. This is mostly toward the Braintree Pass side.
2018-04-01Chris MullinHoughtonAMC FootpathThree larger trees fallen across the trail still need to be removed.
2018-04-03Bob VogelBlue HillHoughton TrailThere are two big (one 18" or more) pine trees stacked across the trail 2/3 of the way up. Need a chain saw.
2018-04-01Anna MacdougallBlue HillHalf Way PathTo move the trees that are leaning and the one small down tree that is across the path. there is a very big tree down between marker 1110 and coon hollow path that will need a chainsaw and three helpers to remove. It was very difficult to get to the path from the parking lot due to the many small and large trees that are down on the trails leading to marker 1081 the start of my path
2018-04-09Bob VogelChickatawbutBraintree Pass PathCleared 3024 to 3042 ok. Big tree(s) down at 3042 blocking Skyline. Didn't walk the rest of the trail
2018-04-09Bob VogelChickatawbutCarve PathThere are several big trees across the trail, chainsaw needed.
2018-04-09Bob VogelChickatawbutStowe PathThere are several big trees needing a chainsaw.
2018-04-09Bob VogelChickatawbutThayer Path (FBH)More work needed. Large trees.
2018-04-09Bob VogelQuarryHeadquarters PathThis section (really the pipeline parallel to Headquarters path.) is a continuous row of downed trees, there are dozen of trees across the pipeline. It's going to be a LOT of work to clear this. Does the gas company clear that?
2018-04-12Fred TaylorChickatawbutLaurel PathStill at least six more downed trees requiring larger saw/chain saw.
2018-04-12Fred TaylorChickatawbutGreat Dome Foot PathTwo downed trees requiring bigger saw.
2018-04-07Bob FLAGGPonkapoagActon PathSeveral large trees across the trail. They had been sawn so probably too big to move without mechanical help.
2018-04-14Bob FLAGGBlue HillJeffries TrailThere were three monster pine trees with large crowns on the trail upslope from 1182. Will take a major chain saw effort to remove.
2018-04-14Denise ButlerBlue HillPuddle PathWork may need to be done on water bars as there was minor erosion to the surrounding trail. Plan on getting out to the trail in early May to address these issues.
2018-04-14John GoldrosenHoughtonForest PathClean trash from trailheads.