Mayor McCheese
Team MTBNJ Halter's
And there it is!! Let me know if you need any more.

Somehow I have 2. But at this point there’s no approval to put this up at RV. Currently the new park admin is still a WIP. Maybe I’ll call again this week…


Mayor McCheese
Team MTBNJ Halter's
It's Round Valley Tuesday!

I don't know why but I have set aside Tuesday afternoon for these efforts. Seems as good a day as any, no?

Parked at Cushetunk and rode up & over with the intention of picking up where I left off on top of Puke Hill. I had the hedge trimmer with me, and not the chainsaw. Again, not the chainsaw. Foreshadowing.

Then I found this on the way:


This is worse than it looks. The other side was probably messier. I turned the above into this:


The catch? I only had this:


That means that almost my entire time was spent clearing that lane. I probably should have gone back at that point but I wanted to ride up to where I left off. Thankfully, there were no more trees down on the way.

Here is what I found. A tree laying in the middle of the next section. I am standing where I left off last time.


I decided to turn it into this:


Not a lot of progress, but some overall progress nonetheless. I don't know if I'll come back with a chainsaw or not. I may just bring the hedge trimmer and a saw, and just deal with the toil of having to cut that beats out by hand.

Unfortunately I will not be able to get back out here for another 2 weeks, and daylight is rapidly receding.


Well-Known Member
I'll find a day as well next week. Will reach out for what needs work. It's getting deeper now which makes the walk quick a bit farther. Getting to puke hill probably takes a good hour right?


Overthinking the draft from the basement already
Staff member
Ended up at 6MR rather then RV - so the tree is still there.
If i get up at dawn tomorrow, i'll get it.


Mayor McCheese
Team MTBNJ Halter's
Ok I went to Florida & came back. Sadly the tree didn’t walk away while I was gone.


Spent a few hours up top again cleaning out the Puke Hill Corridor.


Still needs some work but I’m thinking I need to figure out a way to get the string trimmer out there. 95% of the stuff remaining is low and my back doesn’t like the hedge trimmer for this.

Unfortunately a new monster tree has fallen in the last week close to the phone booth. Not sure I have a saw big enough for that.


Mayor McCheese
Team MTBNJ Halter's
Got out to RV this morning to address this big boy. Wasn't sure my eChainsaw would be able to hand but it was a non-issue in the end. From obstacle to feature in no time! The log pile is rideable in both directions.

Before & after:




Mayor McCheese
Team MTBNJ Halter's
Ok it’s been a minute but I’m back at it. I’ve shifted focus to the switchbacks. Starting from the bottom and working up, because I park in Cushetunk and ride all the way in.

These are going to be a challenge because it’s one massive fall line and real estate is limited.

First before & after is moving the tread of the turn higher and leaving the drainage down low. I also added some water diversion before this.


After this the trail sank to a really low wedge. I took it more straight across the higher dirt pile on the right. Before & after:


That may need tweaking in the spring. Getting tools out here is tough so I didn’t have everything I like to use.

On the way back to the car I trimmed 100 more feet of puke hill up top. I’m just gonna keep chipping away at that.


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