NOHVCC Great Trails Training 3-6,7,8-2018

Post up where you went, or read about what other folks did.
Post Reply
User avatar
Tools R Us
Posts: 871
Joined: Tue Mar 17, 2015 10:12 am
First Name: Kevin Patterson
Location: Chandler
Affiliation: TRAL

NOHVCC Great Trails Training 3-6,7,8-2018

Post by Tools R Us » Sun Mar 11, 2018 8:12 pm

Great event, the classroom day was in Anthem, field days CCRD. The classroom day had the most attendance, including Neal. Good discussion all day, some not directly relevant to what we do, but mostly productive, especially the obstacle/bypass, and designating trail challenge. It was full days!

Attempting to teach us new concepts!
3-7-2018_1.JPG
3-7-2018_1.JPG (114.39 KiB) Viewed 1560 times
Kevin Patterson '96 LX450
"We have come to the conclusion that we can run our car over any road that a man can take a team of horses and a wagon, providing we can get traction." Dr. Horatio Nelson Jackson, 1903

User avatar
Tools R Us
Posts: 871
Joined: Tue Mar 17, 2015 10:12 am
First Name: Kevin Patterson
Location: Chandler
Affiliation: TRAL

Re: NOHVCC Great Trails Training 3-6,7,8-2018

Post by Tools R Us » Sun Mar 11, 2018 8:49 pm

Meeting at CCRD. Spent the morning wandering around, evaluating various things, good and not so much. One of the goals was to make us think, what is here, how is it used, how could it be better?
3-7-2018_2.JPG
3-7-2018_2.JPG (151.7 KiB) Viewed 1556 times
3-7-2018_3.JPG
3-7-2018_3.JPG (120.6 KiB) Viewed 1556 times
Back to Wildcat for TRAL supplied lunch. We had noted a fire pit, with nails, the trailer was there with the stuff, so we raked it out and removed most of the nails. Some had not seen this done, so some interest.

Dick explaining how flagging is done. Note the buckets of nails.
3-7-2018_4.JPG
3-7-2018_4.JPG (155.64 KiB) Viewed 1556 times
Split us into six groups, assigned each an area to assess, design and flag what we saw, fun exercise.
3-7-2018_5.JPG
3-7-2018_5.JPG (131.55 KiB) Viewed 1556 times
Micah arrives with news that a silver Tacoma was doing donuts in the staging area, looking over, sure enough, big dust cloud. A couple of hours later, done with our assignment, head back and there is the truck, jacked up, left rear tire off, flat, nails in it! They had been doing donuts around the fire pit and buckets of nails, asked if they saw the nails, yes, but thought they were all cleaned up! Didn't have or couldn't find the tool to get the spare out, helped them get on their way. Sometimes learning is painful! :mrgreen:
Last edited by Tools R Us on Sun Mar 11, 2018 9:10 pm, edited 1 time in total.
Kevin Patterson '96 LX450
"We have come to the conclusion that we can run our car over any road that a man can take a team of horses and a wagon, providing we can get traction." Dr. Horatio Nelson Jackson, 1903

User avatar
Tools R Us
Posts: 871
Joined: Tue Mar 17, 2015 10:12 am
First Name: Kevin Patterson
Location: Chandler
Affiliation: TRAL

Re: NOHVCC Great Trails Training 3-6,7,8-2018

Post by Tools R Us » Sun Mar 11, 2018 9:07 pm

The next morning, tuned our flagging.
3-7-2018_6.JPG
3-7-2018_6.JPG (145.46 KiB) Viewed 1555 times
Then walked all of them as a group, critiquing what we did. Discussing all of the aspects makes you think, what did I miss, how could it be better? The pedestrian thing is way overrated, one of the girls had a device that reported we walked 11miles on Thursday!
3-7-2018_7.JPG
3-7-2018_7.JPG (154.02 KiB) Viewed 1555 times
For those who weren't able to attend, Steve got a few extra books, very comprehensive, ~350 pages, would guess they are available for loan?

Another great day on Tonto! :steer:
Kevin Patterson '96 LX450
"We have come to the conclusion that we can run our car over any road that a man can take a team of horses and a wagon, providing we can get traction." Dr. Horatio Nelson Jackson, 1903

Post Reply