Firewood and access reports NE Vicco

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Bears inspected East Fall today....and cut a few new trees off the track...track good for Mt Bikes top to bottom.

The Creek was accessed through the blackberry thicket at the first major creek Crossing today.

Thus both major creeks crossing this track are now accessible for water.Previous work was done on the lower creek crossing.

More fallen logs were trimmed further back towards the bank and some debri rolled further to the outside of the track.

Only one Large Diameter Log lies over the road half way along but being well elevated it is easy to walk underneath.

Bears pleased with their effort in there.It’s now a good access track straight in to the Beeches Valley.
 

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It was fine and cool this arvo....Team Bears put the 064 on a Bunnings Trolley wheeled it half way down East Fall Track and took out the last remaining large diameter tree leaning over the track.......now there is zilch debri to get under or over over the entire track.404 chain on 064 was filed sharp at Igloo before we departed Buxton.

The weather was A ok...no rain......which was good as Team Bears had no raincoats!
Bit of an effort lugging the 064 back up track....but the job is completed.

When the beast is sharp it cuts logs like cheese!

Bit of fooling around after multiple cuts were made....then finally one yielded and it hit the deck.Rolled it out of the way and cut back top and bottom bank ends.
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Bears concentrated on several small stakes that have resulted from a tree fall.....The Team got most out but one was deeply in bedded in the track!But less chance of puncturing mt bikes tyres through here now........using a long crow bar the team set to work ...fortunately it was only about half a kilometer from the management gate.

Much debri was pushed,dragged and rolled out of this area.We examined the track surface...pleasing result on this borderline day.....

The remaining stake will get cut level with soil at a future date..
 

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Team Bears further simplified one of the former major log jambs near the top of East Fall.....it looked like this before our Operation this arvo.....all those very large diameter poles have been cut back to the bank on the top side and cut further back on the lower.Bears needed both saws to work between two logs.One was over 26inches in diameter but we cunningly worked the saws from both sides......

by five pm we had it all down and safe....
Next time we will take a photo of the completed op.

All that’s required now is a dozer to push the large blocks off the track altogether ....The six foot crow bar is essential for safely dropping these ends.....
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A few more pics of current conditions.Earth movers have been doing major works in Beeches and Whitehouse Frin Track has been cleared of all fallen logs top to bottom .Kerr Frin looks like it’s been dozed to the ridgeline above.Earth Mover has taken out that stake the Team Bears struggled with on East Fall!
Lots of mud now where machines have been working.

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Ubiquitous Steve

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Team Bears have it on good authority that Keppels Hut Walking track is free of all fallen debri.

We are also informed that Earth Movers have been along the 4x4 track to Keppels Hut.

Note ....it is reported that no firewood has been stored at Keppels Hut or wood shelter.

Our sources are protected!:):)
 
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