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trail + bridge building--post yer picts!

June 1, 2014, 9:52 a.m.
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Nice sign!

June 12, 2014, 5:56 p.m.
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A couple of shots.

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June 21, 2014, 12:15 a.m.
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Beauty there BigEarl!

…and reflecting back a couple posts, I have a seldom used router I could/should put to good use…nice work on the sign Pemby!

June 21, 2014, 6:54 a.m.
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yea good job big earl!

June 21, 2014, 10:44 p.m.
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…I have a seldom used router I could/should put to good use…nice work on the sign Pemby!

Keeping in mind…this would go against the Kamloops tradition of not naming trails…hahaha

June 22, 2014, 1:08 a.m.
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Dedicated to the signage..pics courtesy of LeeLau


http://www.pinkbike.com/news/central-vancouver-islands-green-gem-campbell-river-2014.html

June 22, 2014, 10:21 a.m.
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Couple of signs I made.

R.I.P.

Still kickin'

June 25, 2014, 8:25 p.m.
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A couple of shots.

the use of two smoke seams a little excessive, saves a little time and elbow grease but i don't understand your pursuit for perfect stingers. i think i would have paid more attention to the transition onto the bridge.

June 25, 2014, 11:02 p.m.
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the use of two smoke seams a little excessive, saves a little time and elbow grease but i don't understand your pursuit for perfect stingers. i think i would have paid more attention to the transition onto the bridge.

In that particular area it was slim pickings for cedar. We opted to rip that one larger log into quarters to provide us with stringers for two crossings. We square them off as needed (3 sides) to speed up building square/level structures.

These particular crossings are primarily used for hikers, but we do try and build for all. So even if the transition is small, its better than nothing.

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June 26, 2014, 6:38 a.m.
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the use of two smoke seams ……

i have never heard an expression like this before…

June 26, 2014, 8:46 a.m.
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In that particular area it was slim pickings for cedar. We opted to rip that one larger log into quarters to provide us with stringers for two crossings. We square them off as needed (3 sides) to speed up building square/level structures.

These particular crossings are primarily used for hikers, but we do try and build for all. So even if the transition is small, its better than nothing.

Makes sense for a foot bridge, I guess I prefer to carry a lighter pack into the trail and do the extra work of squaring stingers with hand tools.

July 7, 2014, 8:54 a.m.
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Does trail clearing count as trail building?

Chilcotin Chainsaw Gang
http://www.themountainbikelife.com/2014/07/chilcotin-chainsaw-gang.html#more

(sorry about the huge pics below, blogspot sized them)

July 7, 2014, 8:49 p.m.
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Does trail clearing count as trail building?

Chilcotin Chainsaw Gang
http://www.themountainbikelife.com/2014/07/chilcotin-chainsaw-gang.html#more

Are you the same guys doing the clearing all over the north shore?
I've seen those carved smiley faces all over.
:beer: good on ya either way

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July 10, 2014, 8:56 a.m.
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Are you the same guys doing the clearing all over the north shore?
I've seen those carved smiley faces all over.
:beer: good on ya either way

The smilies have been taken up my a lot of saw workers. THey are everywhere now.

Back to the wood signage. Birthday present from a friend for my climbing trail:

July 21, 2014, 1:26 p.m.
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Are you the same guys doing the clearing all over the north shore?
I've seen those carved smiley faces all over.
:beer: good on ya either way

Nope, we are working farther north.

The Smileys are contagious, I like them as they are a subtle brand that mtn bikers are doing the trail clearing. People that see them on mtn bike trails will know that mtn bikers are clearing multi-use trails too.

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Blog post by my wife on our work up there last year.

http://inabits.blogspot.ca/2013/12/the-blow-down-on-paradise.html

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