Trail Maintenance (Part 1)

About a month ago, I saw a helicopter with a dragline over Nounou and I thought it was another rescue. But it wasn’t the county helicopter, which is red, and it kept dropping off something.

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I thought it was a stretcher, but then it turned out to be be logs for trail maintenance. So a few days later, I hiked up the Nounou East trail, and sure enough, they had dropped off bundles of logs in the various shortcut sections that have eroded.

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That last picture is where the helicopter was dropping the logs in the first two pictures, a place I call the “shoulder of the Sleeping Giant.” So it looks like the Nounou East trail is getting some maintenance from the state (I assume).

You shall not pass!

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That last one is the worst one, it’s actually hard to hike through there because the trail is so eroded downslope. So I’m glad they’re fixing it.

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I went back again last week and most of the work was done, but I forgot my camera. Next time I go, I’ll post part 2.

So “Thank you, DLNR” (Department of Land and Natural Resources) for fixing the trails for us.

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