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.
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.