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  • ADKJack
    started a topic 2012 Work Schedule on Mt. Adams Tower

    2012 Work Schedule on Mt. Adams Tower

    In an attempt to make it as easy as possible to plan in advance I have put together this year’s work dates and tentative itinerary. I have also tried to not conflict with scheduled 46r trail work days assuming that there schedule will be similar to the dates they had in 2011.
    I look forward to completing the restoration effort on the tower this year. The remaining years on our Adopt a Natural Resource Agreement will hopefully be spent doing normal maintenance, trail work and possible re-route.
    There are several contingencies that I cannot plan on at this time that will most likely be confirmed on short notice due to weather and other considerations. This includes the possible air-drop / air-lift of supplies and debris removal. I will definitely need help with this and hope that I can find some volunteers that will be available last minute and most likely mid week.
    With any luck at all we will be able to airlift the concrete we need to restore one of the footings on the tower. Otherwise we will need a whole bunch of folks willing to carry 8-10 lbs of concrete to the top, surely this would be no more difficult than bringing the 42 stair treads up a couple years ago
    Please consider setting aside a day or two to be a part of our volunteer project. I need your help.
    Here are the dates and tentative plans for 2012

    Saturday May 19th Cancelled see this post- Initial trail work and tower inspection. Though we did a thorough clearing and side cutting after Irene I have heard that there has been subsequent blow down I do not anticipate a lot but would like to get in during chainsaw season.
    Please keep in mind that the suspension bridge over the Hudson is down and that the bridge over Lake Jimmy has also had report of damage after Irene.
    Saturday June 2nd Postponed to the 16th due to Rain We will complete the work on the cab including installation of the last couple of windows and reinforcing the floor. I figure best to work high during early black fly season.
    Saturday June 16th – Rain date for 6/2Completed Thank You!

    Saturday June 30th - Railings and Fencing 99% Completed Thank You!



    Saturday and Sunday July 14 – 15 concrete footings formed and poured Well had the concrete been up there that was the plan, We hauled concrete up instead, 140 lbs up another 100 to go. Obviously this task will take several trips over the rest of the summer



    Saturday August 11th]- Postponed due to rain, too much water to collect waterWater to top, build forms for footers

    Saturday August 25th NEW DATE Just Added- Pour new footers Completed and cut down old cables

    Saturday September 15th New Date Trail Work and Misc.Completed All work for the season has been completed successfully. Many thanks to all the volunteers that have been so gracious to lend a hand on a heavy mule year.

    Please send me a PM or post the days that you can join us so I can plan accordingly.
    Thank you in advance for your help and support.
    Last edited by ADKJack; 09-15-2012, 07:56 PM.

  • PaalHoltan
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    Im looking forward for this activity..

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  • PA Ridgerunner
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    Originally posted by randomscooter View Post
    Man, I'm glad that I didn't ask such a stupid question.
    That's me...pushing the limits of stupid.

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  • randomscooter
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    Originally posted by PA Ridgerunner View Post
    Duh!! You mean the title of your post in bold type at the top?!?!?!?!
    Man, I'm glad that I didn't ask such a stupid question.

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  • ADKJack
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    Originally posted by PA Ridgerunner View Post
    Duh!! You mean the title of your post in bold type at the top?!?!?!?!
    Full disclosure: I added that after you made your post

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  • PA Ridgerunner
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    Originally posted by ADKJack View Post
    This Saturday the 15th
    Duh!! You mean the title of your post in bold type at the top?!?!?!?!

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  • ADKJack
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    Originally posted by PA Ridgerunner View Post
    When, Jack?
    This Saturday the 15th

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  • PA Ridgerunner
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    When, Jack?

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  • ADKJack
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    Saturday Sept.15th

    Last scheduled work day for the season
    On the list of things to do.
    1. Not carry anything really heavy.
    2. Remove form from new footer.
    3. Finally install that last stinking handrail.
    4. Some light Trail Maintenance.

    Thats it
    anyone interested in joining let me know.
    Last edited by ADKJack; 09-12-2012, 10:39 PM.

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  • Kyler
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    Excellent work guys!

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  • Hike-o-path
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    Thanks to those who lugged the water and concrete mix up the mountain. Another couple of tasks crossed off the " SAVE MT ADAMS" list. Anxious to see how the footing looks, after the form is removed.

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  • PA Ridgerunner
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    Nice work, guys! Thanks so much.

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  • Kenmore
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    Another good work day indeed and another big (concrete) hurdle crossed off the list. Certainly felt a little pressure to get it right with everyones hard efforts to haul up the concrete and water. Inspite of all the tools we brought this time, we underestimated the incredible hardness of the Adirondack anorthosite. It laughed at Jack's concrete nails and made short work of Haydk's masonry bit... but next time (yeah, when exactly will that be?) I'll bring the (heavier)hammer drill and do it right. In spite of that error we still managed to get things formed up (thanks to Dunbar's creative work with a sawzall) and placed the concrete in good time. Looking forward to stripping the forms and seeing our handywork. Add to that the removal of the broken guy wires and a lot was accomplished.

    My picture set from the day is here

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  • ADKJack
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    Originally posted by Dunbar View Post
    Oh we were working? I was just trying to impress chicks.
    Left that part out on purpose, Did seem like a good plan though when we did Goodnow... right son

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  • Dunbar
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    Originally posted by ADKJack View Post
    It was a great work day and I cannot thank these guys enough for all their hard work.
    Oh we were working? I was just trying to impress chicks.

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