Transporting Boardwalks

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Transporting Boardwalks

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Occasionally there's a question about building/maintaining boardwalks and moving the lumber. Here's a pic from the NPS site, on Siskiwit Lake. The pic is on the "Work With Us" page--that looks more appealing than carrying them down the trail :) (which of course they'll have to do too).
ISRO_Web_Ishpeming_Trail_Repair_Project_Canoe_Crew_Boards_Lake_Crossing_640x480.jpg
https://www.nps.gov/isro/getinvolved/workwithus.htm
79: worked RH, 01: BI-DB-RH, 02: MC-LR-WL-CH, 05: MI-CI-MB-DF-RH-TM-RH, 09: MC-BI-DN-RH, 11: WC-HC-WC, 12: MC-CB-HL-TH, 13: RH-PI, 14: BI-ML-CI-CH-MB, 16: RH-CI-TI-RH, 17: WI-IM-SB-FL-WC, 18: MC-PC-BI-DB-RH-DF

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Nice human powered tri-hull pontoon. 8)
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A couple years ago, when hiking down the Ishpeming and you get to the river crossing and the bend to the east (as it rounds the lake) we came across a trail crew working hard to restore the planks. Then another half mile or so up the trail, we came across a huge cache of planks and bases, and somewhat of a footpath that lead down to the water's edge. We surmised they must use a boat in some way to paddle them over from Malone Bay CG, and this explains it. Thanks for posting!

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This is incredible. Thank you for sharing this pic.

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I can visualize those canoes folding up in the middle, like a leaf. I guess they're heavy-duty canoes.

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DonNewcomb wrote:
Fri May 19, 2017 8:20 am
I can visualize those canoes folding up in the middle, like a leaf. I guess they're heavy-duty canoes.
They look like the 80-90 lb aluminum canoes I grew up with. And water does a remarkable job of distributing the weight.
79: worked RH, 01: BI-DB-RH, 02: MC-LR-WL-CH, 05: MI-CI-MB-DF-RH-TM-RH, 09: MC-BI-DN-RH, 11: WC-HC-WC, 12: MC-CB-HL-TH, 13: RH-PI, 14: BI-ML-CI-CH-MB, 16: RH-CI-TI-RH, 17: WI-IM-SB-FL-WC, 18: MC-PC-BI-DB-RH-DF

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A few years ago, I stumbled across this picture of a park employee on boardwalk duty. Doesn't look like it would be much fun compared to the canoe duty.
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Is there any talk this year of continued helicopter lifts similar to those that were done last year?
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Midwest Ed wrote:
Fri May 19, 2017 5:11 pm
Is there any talk this year of continued helicopter lifts similar to those that were done last year?
What, exactly, were they doing (lifting) with the helicopters?

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Chorizo wrote:
Fri May 19, 2017 5:51 pm
What, exactly, were they doing (lifting) with the helicopters?
https://www.nps.gov/isro/learn/news/hel ... royale.htm

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Very cool Tortuga, thanks for that.

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I have a lot of respect for the trail crew having done work like that when I was young. I would take board walk building duty over erosion control duty that grub axe work is back breaking. I met one of the trail crew guys on the island and I had to shake his hand and thank him for the work that they do . It would be nice if every one did that. Thanks Ingo for starting the topic.

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We just returned from our trip. We found a couple of these plank drops while we were out there. I suspect they dropped enough for a few years worth of trail work.

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