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Skid trails

Well it's that time of year for me to deal with what winter left in store so I can get logging again. Had some wind leave a few trees right at the top of a very steep trail it was a little wet so I didn't try very hard to push them up over the top.

Had a good rain and it was out one trail a pile everything on the trail below it.

Discovered it yesterday and more rain is coming so took the backhoe up today & got at it, very steep but managed to get about 150' cleaned up wide enough to make it up to the top in about 2 1/2 hrs. Then I was able to dig out the culvert and get the water flowing back in the creek.




r.garrison1's picture

That's a lot of work! Where I grew up on the coast, washouts were common. Where my tree farm is, the soil is a lot more open, and not as much precipitation; most of the problem is small rivulets that are left untended for a while.


Bill's picture

Well Roland you have a real nice tractor now so dealing with your roads and trails will be a pleasure for you.

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Post Oakie's picture

Nice tractor, but I'm guessing a lot of hand work once you got to the culvert.  Reminds me, I've got some trail clearing to do, too.

Good judgement comes from experience... experience comes from bad judgement.

jiramsay's picture

Bill, great photos, but you need more equipment! Seriously, have you thought about a PTO winch? I don't know how I'd get along without one. https://www.norwoodsawmills.com/forum/forest-management-tree-felling-log-skidding/skid-trails-0 friday night funkin

Liana33's picture

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