By Scott Roberts
Date: 20 Aug. 2012
Location: Plan C
Attendees: Baggsie, Dangerous, Daniel, Liz and TDF.
Thanks for the help yesterday.
Daniel and Liz gave a damn good polishing to the bushes along Plan C. The branches, ferns and lalang were getting long in the tooth and were trying to push us over the edge into the school. No longer. Our two cohorts even plucked the weeds out of the ground!
Baggsie, Dangerous and TDF spent their time putting two waterbars in on the climb to Plan C+ and then using that EXCELLENT dirt to fill in the climb around the tree. It was a bit** lugging the 18 or so bags of dirt from Plan C+ to the entrance, but it was well worth the effort. The handles of the Ikea bags held, which was incredible! There were some trips that I thought my arms were going to rip out of my shoulder sockets before the straps did! Hopefully the rain that afternoon didn’t wash away all of our work.
The next thing to do is:
I’ll tackle the first two items, but if anyone has time in the coming weeks, please tackle filling in the roots. I left changkuls hanging in the trees right above the gutter and another by the roots/ rocky section. If you do tackle this, please put the changkuls back where you found them afterwards.
The next step will be to move the changkuls over the Plan C+ and work on the boulder section. Some of you like the little tricky slip past the boulder, but the problem is that people have been creating a shortcut to the downslope side of the tree. That’s not good which destabilizes the tree in front of the boulder, so what I’d like to do is to put a tree branch on the pegged to the ground and then fill in the area above the tree. It won’t make it too much easier to get by, and will hopefully make that section like it used to be when Plan C+ was first built four or so years ago.
And lastly, we’re now working on Plan C/ C+ because of a number of reasons. First and foremost, the construction has stopped (for now) on the Great Wall of Kiara. The second reason is that if they do ultimately continue the fence, a hole will appear at the exit from Plan C+, by hook or by crook! I hear rumor that there is now an “official” gap in the fence going to Janie’s; not the temporary one that a running hasher put in.
Thanks again to those of you who helped out yesterday.