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As (sort of) promised, DNR mowed our trails sometime in June. I'm not sure when since I don't hike when it's really hot.
But a word of warning. When they mow this infrequently, the thatch forms a solid barrier preventing you from seeing the ground and the potholes.
Which, alas, I was reminded of yesterday when I painfully twisted my ankle 3/4 of the way to River Island. Not a pleasant walk back. I only hope nothing's broken.
07-01-2007, 02:19 PM
Well I guess we can't complain that the DNR maintenance crew never visits the Springs, but if it is as you say(and I did TRY to walk the trails after their last effort-note emphasis on the word TRY) I just wonder if they couldn't do a better job by visiting more often.
Rusty Morgan, our County Commissioner, has offered to bring his tractor from his farm in Rippon and mow in Late July. I think FOSS should graciously accept. Perhaps we can see if he can do a better job. In the meantime, heed Tony's warning and watch your footing. At least the grasses won't be shoulder high.
thanks is in order for Larry Hines and his staff from Sleepy Creek.
07-01-2007, 08:30 PM
I painfully twisted my ankle 3/4 of the way to River Island. Not a pleasant walk back. I only hope nothing's broken.
Sounds nasty, that's not a good place to take a misstep.
I was down there about a week and a half ago and no mowing yet. There was a rough trail that single file could be used, but that was it. I'm curious to see now though as there must be a considerable amount of cut grass.
Really, what that whole trail needs is grading. If it was flat it wouldn't be nearly as dangerous.
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