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    St Ed's trail steward

    I think it's a neighborhood hiking group, but does anyone know or are you a part of a group who does trail maintenance there? There are multiple flow killing downed trees there that need attention and multiple people to lift off the trail. One is about halfway down/up the big hill. I had a hand saw, but both I have pictures of were way beyond my solo abilities and definitely more than a foldable saw can handle. Someone has been working on the main hill one, but there are at least three more that need attention.

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    It's very difficult to get any approval to use power tools in there from what I've been told. If it's during the GCW nesting period, you can just forget about it. It's one of the more difficult parks to get work approved in, and I'm not even sure if there's a trail steward.

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    I have no idea who the steward is if there even is one. One of these literally comes in handy at times.

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    st eds is maintained by the COA. if you search history you can find the right number or email for contact.

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    There used to be a trail steward. I've e-mailed him on Thursday at the e-mail address I last had but have received no reply. We are in the GCW nesting season (3/1 to 8/31).

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    There is no current Trail Steward for St Ed's. As a matter of fact, there is no agreement for anyone I know of to do trail work at St Ed's. After two years of trying to get an agreement in place, I wonder if there will be such an agreement in my life time.

    My suspicion is that that certain people want the trail to become impassable so that the public can be excluded from that area. Can you guess who "those people" might be? I knew that you could. ;-)

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    Quote Originally Posted by cxagent View Post
    There is no current Trail Steward for St Ed's. As a matter of fact, there is no agreement for anyone I know of to do trail work at St Ed's. After two years of trying to get an agreement in place, I wonder if there will be such an agreement in my life time.

    My suspicion is that that certain people want the trail to become impassable so that the public can be excluded from that area. Can you guess who "those people" might be? I knew that you could. ;-)
    Russians?
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    How many of the trees are on the main climb, just 1? Might see what I can do with a hand saw on at least that part.

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    Quote Originally Posted by yosmithy View Post
    Russians?
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    Isn't this the place where we got stopped at the gate by Security? Were we merely missing the secret code to get past the gate?

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    Quote Originally Posted by throet View Post
    Isn't this the place where we got stopped at the gate by Security? Were we merely missing the secret code to get past the gate?
    No no, that was heaven, and we were at the pearly gates. Sorry, you were kicked out based on association. I should have warned you, but I figured you understood risks after our discussion about the 70's. (St. Ed's is off of Old Spicewood road)
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    Quote Originally Posted by fontarin View Post
    How many of the trees are on the main climb, just 1? Might see what I can do with a hand saw on at least that part.
    I'm headed out there tomorrow sometime to do some clearing. Like I said earlier, someone has already been working on it. I'm going to see if I can finish it. Just one tree, but it's a large one. I may just try to cut just the section directly over the trail and leave the heavy lifting for others or multiple people.
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    Quote Originally Posted by MrMentallo View Post
    I'm headed out there tomorrow sometime to do some clearing. Like I said earlier, someone has already been working on it. I'm going to see if I can finish it. Just one tree, but it's a large one. I may just try to cut just the section directly over the trail and leave the heavy lifting for others or multiple people.
    Great timing! I will be there sometime tomorrow (probably afternoon) to try to get the trail cleared of downed trees. I have a "hand chain saw" (chain saw blade with nylon loops on each end) that works really good on green wood.
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    Quote Originally Posted by MrMentallo View Post
    I'm headed out there tomorrow sometime to do some clearing. Like I said earlier, someone has already been working on it. I'm going to see if I can finish it. Just one tree, but it's a large one. I may just try to cut just the section directly over the trail and leave the heavy lifting for others or multiple people.
    The two downed trees have been cleared.
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    The magic trail fairy came through and spread her fairy dust about making things right again.
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    speaking of St. Ed's, when you get to the top and come down the barbed-wire fence line, what turn does everyone recommend taking to 1. get to the overlook and 2. avoid the ravine? I went out and did a few loops recently and didn't find the cliffside trail that I normally take. It seems like it was the second or third trail on the right as you come down the fence line.

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