Tuesday, April 7, 2009

Creston winding down, ending with snow and rock

Well, tomorrow is the last day for the Creston, build. It has been a wild ride of hurry up and wait, then crank hard when the weather was nice. We got quite a bit done considering the weather at the beginning of the project, but still not as much as I would have liked. Oh well.

Today, well it snowed. Plain and simple it turned into a cold, long day sitting on an excavator trying to fight back the jungle.

Then, at the end of the day, well ROCK, my first real rock encounter of the project, things slowed down considerably at the end of the day, maybe ten feet an hour, big deeply bedded rock. As Billy Blyth would say, "life on the trail."

Tomorrow will be labor doing hand finish on the existing cut and me trying to make the connection to the roadbed to complete the first portion of Phase 2, then mobilizing the machine out and clearing the corridor well enough for someone else to finish Phase 2. Should be the best trail in their system, a real gem.

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