Ibaraki Kenpoku Long Trail Course Maintenance Report 10

May 8,2022 Maintenance performed.

Participants,mainly from the Ibaraki Kenpoku Long Trail Cooperation Team,maintained a section of the Mt. Takaruzu –Harutomo.
Although there were no existing trails in the area,with the cooperation of all participants,we were able to open up a new clear path with a clear field of vision.
This maintenance has connected the Hitachi Alps to Harutomo. Please look forward to the opening.

Course maintenance (May 8,2022)

This time,16 cooperative members
participated in the event.
This time,this member will maintain it.
First maintenance of the year,good luck!
It is approximately 3 km to the maintenance point.
They carry maintenance equipment and move on foot.
Enjoying the fresh greenery in the pleasant breeze
We walked comfortably.

About an hour after departure,we arrived at the maintenance point.Before maintenance ①.
The bushes on the other side of the road
are where the trail enters.
Before maintenance ②
I can’t see the destination well.
Before maintenance ③
The area is overgrown with shrubs.
Before maintenance ④.Before maintenance ⑤.
Before maintenance ⑥.Before maintenance ⑦.
After servicing,
I look forward to seeing how it will change.
Maintenance has started.
we will use a brushcutter and chainsaw to clear away the overgrown vegetation near the entrance.
The mower was a big help.
In no time at all,the bushes were gone.
After the entrance is made
Branch cutting scissors and rake teams will also rush in.
The mowed grass and trees are moved out of the way.
The remainder of the shrubbery
is also carefully cut from the base.
Thick fallen trees were cut into small balls with a chainsaw and
we moved it out of the way.
To finish,rake away fallen leaves with a rake.
We will make the path clear.
After maintenance ①.
This may be a little confusing…
A beautiful entrance was made.
After maintenance ②.
I can now see well ahead of the trail.
After maintenance ③.
The shrubs that used to mourn the mourning process have been mowed down to a reasonable level,
The forest was refreshed and brightened.
After maintenance ④.After maintenance ⑤.
Hard to believe it’s the same place…!
After maintenance ⑥.After maintenance ⑦.
The work proceeded smoothly.
Maintenance was completed in the morning.
Lunch is served in the shade.
After filling our stomachs,we will descend the mountain.
On the way down the mountain,we stopped at Osawa Falls.
The rock surface of the waterfall basin,where the rocks have been eroded into a circular shape,
was covered with azaleas.
It is marked by a wooden sign and a bench.
Please stop by.
In the village,rice paddies are spread out after the rice planting season.Maintenance was completed on schedule amid pleasant fresh greenery.
Thank you to all the participants.




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