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My Backyard — Sunday, Mar. 29, 2020

Puget Sound and Islands

Trip Report By

WTA Member

 

400 

Type of Hike

Day hike

Trail Conditions

Minor obstacles posing few problems

Road

Road suitable for all vehicles

Bugs

Bugs were not too bad

Snow

Snow free
WTA trail work party

I decided to do a little self-guided trail work following the "Trail Next Door" initiative with my Pulaski, pruners, and garden shears, clearing up some of the maintenance backlog from last season.

The commute to the trailhead where the work party was taking place didn't have any traffic whatsoever (just step outside). Given that there wouldn't be any orange hats (or other green hats) present, I knew that today I would need to run the tool checks and take necessary breaks. I would also need to supply the candy bag and the sodas today (or in this case, wander down the street to pick up ice cream from a local vendor).

Got most of the work done really early (filled up 2 compost bins), leaving some leftover work for next week.

Enjoyed the lavender and rosemary (not blossoming), and the blossoming pink heather and pink bleeding hearts.

Today I definitely stuck to the WTA trail maintenance motto: 1) be safe, 2) have fun, 3) get a little bit of work done.

Comments

stever on My Backyard

Great report. Can you come and work in my yard now? :)

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stever on Mar 29, 2020 01:10 PM

ngie on My Backyard

Only if we can have social distancing of 3' and if it's in my neighborhood :P...

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ngie on Mar 29, 2020 01:11 PM

ngie on My Backyard

3' was a tragic typo :/..

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ngie on Mar 29, 2020 01:11 PM

ngie on My Backyard

Only if we can have social distancing of 6' and if it's in my neighborhood :P...

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ngie on Mar 29, 2020 01:11 PM

bentley-edelman on My Backyard

Thank you for your kind, thoughtful and affirming report. I always read your reports and look up to you as a dedicated and seasoned hiker and trail maintenance advocate. Your example means a lot during this very trying time. Well done, Angie!

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bentley-edelman on Mar 29, 2020 05:46 PM