Crow’s Nest: Waters recede

August 29, 2011

We received about 6.5″ of rain this weekend from the storm, but were spared a lot of the high winds. We had one tree down across the trail to the French Creek culvert. (We were scheduled to begin replacement of the culvert this week, but that’s going to have to wait). This tree that came down fell due to “root failure”—that is, the ground was so soft that the roots could not support the tree. I still have a couple more miles of trails to inspect, so there could be other blockages.

Roadsides and barns are okay and the power is back on. The creek trail was under a foot of water but is now only muddy. In the photo below, that’s not a duck box, its a bluebird box in an admittedly wet meadow…