Past Events are listed below.
David Weisel, Gary Montgomery, Matt Edson, John Hudachek and trails chief John Herrick showed up to help clear brush and trees on the road before Horseshoe Trailhead. Gary Montgomery arrived early and using the Friends of Pisgah's new gas brush hog had trimmed weeds and brush along the road. John Herrick was also there early cutting a large tree down across Old Chesterfield Road. John Herrick brought his John Deere tractor with wood chipper attached and David and John Herrick chipped brush and tree limbs for four hours. Meanwhile Matt and John Hudachek cut trees in the ditches back to the stone walls with chain saws. Much work was accomplished and hopefully little reaction from the poison ivy we were working in all day resulted.
Friends of Pisgah trails chief John Herrick, President Kathy Thatcher, Gizmo, Matt Edson, John Hudachek, Chesterfield Conservation Commission member Jeff Newcomer and Nellie met at the Kilburn trail head at 10am. The assignment was to clear and put up trail signs on the Bear Mountain Connector trail from the Kilburn trail head down to Plain Road in Hinsdale. Kathy and Jeff put up trail signs, Matt using his brush cutter cleared encroaching shrubbery while John and John cut and cleared downed trees and branches. These last members of the work party returned to Kilburn parking area by 2pm.
Two Descriptions: By the FOP Trails Chief: We met at Kilburn and two showed up there and the rest met at Horseshoe Road trailhead, because Kathy did some phone calls, to say this would be mostly a hike, and for me to leave the saw at home.
We met at Kilburn at 10:00, and about quarter after, headed for Horseshoe road to get some trees that are down on South Woods trail. We had a big crew of 3 and we sniped a few face slapper limbs that hang into the trail on the way down to the swamp area.
After meeting at our normal meeting spot, the Kilburn parking lot, on a cool, partly sunny morning Kathy and Jon Thatcher, Gizmo, John Hudachek and John Herrick hiked the snow covered trail toward Kilburn Pond to remove large dead branches that had been reported to have fallen on the trail. However, when we arrived at that spot the trail had already been cleared. But being there with a chain saw, we cut down both a tree bent in a halfmoon shape over the trail and a large dead birch with high large branches that could potentially fall on hikers.
Matt Edson, Ed Fletcher, Gizmo, John Hudachek, Jon Knickerbocker, Gary Montgomery and Jim Nikiforakis joined Friends of Pisgah trails chief John Herrick and his John Deere tractor on a cool crisp December morning at the Kilburn trail head. Using the tractor, rakes and shovels, culverts were cleaned, water bars installed and ditches dug along the side of the road to Kilburn Pond and the trail on the west side of the Kilburn loop. This allows water to channel off the road and trail surface and not run down and erode the middle of the trail. The crew worked from 10am-3pm.
The 2011 Friends of Pisgah Annual Meeting was held at the Chesterfield Town Hall hosted by the Chesterfield Historical Society on Tuesday, November 15th.
After meeting at our normal meeting spot the Kilburn parking lot
we drove to the Horseshoe trailhead. Barri, David, Tom Duston, Kathy
& Jon Thatcher & Gizmo, Patti & John Hudachek, Matt Edson
and John Herrick proceeded to the Lily Pond Trail to clear numerous
known downed trees obstructing the trail.