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Tools of the Trade => Management Practices & Food Plots => Topic started by: yari on July 18, 2016, 05:47:56 PM

Title: cabin issues-UPDATED
Post by: [Blocked] on July 18, 2016, 05:47:56 PM
I got a call from the forester. all culverts on gravel roads are washed out and several on plowed roads. they had 6-10" last week when I was in Canada on Monday. in his words, "your road will be closed indefinitely". they are doing it by importance. the nearest full time resident is 3 miles from me. it's not a priority.

food plots are going to be tough. I was planning to plant 7/29. I also called my logger. he also owns a gravel pit. he said "maybe, but not likely by 7/29. we'll see. the rain saga continues.

wish me luck, i'll need it 
Title: Re: cabin issues
Post by: [Blocked] on July 18, 2016, 06:28:24 PM
Hope you have good luck with the road , quite a few in that area are in the same shape .  ##$%#1118
Title: Re: cabin issues
Post by: [Blocked] on July 18, 2016, 07:51:44 PM
Wow that's not the kind of news one wants to hear. 6 to 10 inches is a lot of water. Hope that they can get to you sooner than later...fingers crossed...best of luck to you on a speedy fix.
Title: Re: cabin issues
Post by: [Blocked] on July 18, 2016, 08:07:06 PM
Good luck Yari - I suspect you'll have to get up there & lay eyes on it first hand to know exactly what you're contending with.
Title: Re: cabin issues
Post by: [Blocked] on July 19, 2016, 06:52:43 AM
I'll be glad to take a little of that rain Yari.  Still pretty dry here.
Title: Re: cabin issues
Post by: [Blocked] on July 19, 2016, 10:01:59 AM
Bad news Hoss hope they can get fixed in time good luck.
Title: Re: cabin issues
Post by: [Blocked] on July 19, 2016, 10:31:56 AM
Hope you can get it repaired in time
Title: Re: cabin issues
Post by: [Blocked] on July 19, 2016, 11:15:31 AM
Good luck yari

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Title: Re: cabin issues
Post by: [Blocked] on July 19, 2016, 01:34:28 PM
Wow...best of luck yari getting everything straightened out.
Title: Re: cabin issues
Post by: [Blocked] on July 19, 2016, 02:50:06 PM
I'll be glad to take a little of that rain Yari.  Still pretty dry here.
Ya on the rain but they got 10 to 15 inches of rain in one day . there is about 20 million dollars damage in four counties . 
Title: Re: cabin issues
Post by: [Blocked] on July 19, 2016, 03:13:53 PM
That's not good, hope you can get into where you need to. That's a lot of water we had similar here in Ga in 94 washed roads and bridges out from Atlanta all the way to Fla. took years to get it all repaired and back open. State routes got repaired first then on down the line.


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Title: Re: cabin issues
Post by: [Blocked] on July 19, 2016, 05:19:25 PM
I was wondering about the roads when it occurred to me I have culverts to cross to get to my top plot. i'm not looking forward to the first trip. I may be replacing culverts. heck, my pond could have washed out.

only time will tell. the forester and logger are keeping me posted. i'd hate to lose planting/hunting time, but priorities take over.

i'll keep you posted
Title: Re: cabin issues
Post by: [Blocked] on July 20, 2016, 03:29:20 PM
Wow! Hopefully folks downstream will be OK. Could be worse in a sense if all that rain came down as snow! --7-8-9


Good luck getting things back in shape.
Title: Re: cabin issues
Post by: [Blocked] on July 20, 2016, 03:33:27 PM
    Hope they get your road done in time for you to get your work done. It will probably turn off too dry to plant later on. @--0--0126
Title: Re: cabin issues
Post by: [Blocked] on July 20, 2016, 06:09:33 PM
I saw today that over 1000 miles of roads are closed. even hwy 63 washed out which is the main road.
Title: Re: cabin issues
Post by: [Blocked] on July 20, 2016, 06:53:58 PM
When we get that much rain, we call it Tuesday or any other week day. I guess we are more structured for lots of rain here on the Gulf Coast. Sounds like you need a front end loader and some trucks. Call in all of your favors.
Title: Re: cabin issues
Post by: [Blocked] on July 21, 2016, 06:53:20 AM
Got a friend that owns a helicopter? 
Title: Re: cabin issues
Post by: [Blocked] on July 21, 2016, 08:11:03 AM
That stinks. Talk about bad luck.
Title: Re: cabin issues
Post by: [Blocked] on July 21, 2016, 05:38:19 PM
Got a friend that owns a helicopter?

that would be the only way in. even a long range drone w/ a cam would let me get an idea how bad it is.

I checked w/ my insurance agent and road repair isn't covered. I didn't think so, but it was worth a check.
Title: Re: cabin issues
Post by: [Blocked] on July 22, 2016, 08:52:50 AM
You need a friend with a bulldozer.
Title: Re: cabin issues
Post by: [Blocked] on July 22, 2016, 05:28:10 PM
storm moving that way again as we speak. FLASH FLOOD WATCH tonight. I hope it misses or i'm really going to have a mess

snort, there are dozers there but they don't want to work. lazy IMO
Title: Re: cabin issues
Post by: [Blocked] on July 22, 2016, 11:03:33 PM
just a little possum has a new boat     @--0--0123  he could help you
Title: Re: cabin issues
Post by: [Blocked] on July 23, 2016, 10:45:17 PM
How long is your road?  Any way to trailer an Atv to the point it is washed out? Then take the Atv in from there?
Title: Re: cabin issues
Post by: [Blocked] on July 24, 2016, 09:13:20 AM
How long is your road?  Any way to trailer an Atv to the point it is washed out? Then take the Atv in from there?

my ATV is up there. besides, the road is closed. ANY travel is prohibited and fines up to 10K and 6 months in jail. they are serious about this on. it must be real bad

the cabin has a 6 mile gravel road to it. the closest full time resident is 2-3 miles away. it won't be a priority road unfortunately
Title: Re: cabin issues
Post by: [Blocked] on July 27, 2016, 05:38:42 AM
that is a crazy amount of rain....hopefully you won,t get anymore so they can work on things....we haven,t seen a drop here in four weeks now...good luck
Title: Re: cabin issues
Post by: [Blocked] on July 27, 2016, 05:13:59 PM
I talk to the DNR neighbor. he said there are 4 washouts between up. all at least 10' deep and some 100 yards long. all new culverts are needed. they are working on it, but it won't be done for a while.

they are getting hit again today. I got 2" here today and needed it. the bigger part of the storm is around the cabin. it definitely isn't helping.

I always look for a positive, so here I go. there wasn't supposed to be much wind. hopefully not much chainsaw work. and the plants are getting plenty of nutrition to the browse for the deer. #3 I don't have a bear tag so I don't need to worry about baiting w/o access. 3 positives anyway
Title: Re: cabin issues
Post by: [Blocked] on July 27, 2016, 06:29:09 PM
Attaboy Yari - find a few positives to keep from grinding your teeth & pacing around so much.  Been there many times with the Mississippi river conditions down south where I do most of my turkey and firearm deer hunting. You do what you can, but sometimes it's just outta your ability to do anything.
Title: Re: cabin issues
Post by: [Blocked] on July 27, 2016, 06:44:54 PM
please send us some rain
Title: Re: cabin issues-UPDATED
Post by: [Blocked] on August 01, 2016, 07:16:20 PM
I called the USFS for the cabin. is much worse than I thought. there are still residents that can't get out from the 7/11 rain. he said I was in a 15" inch swath of rain that went 5 miles east and west of me. it was the worst area. there will be several roads that may never reopen. the bridge to my east was washed out and may not be rebuilt. here's the capper. I MAY NOT BE ABLE TO GET TO MY PLACE UNTIL 2017. I need to at least get my atv out somehow for snow plowing. time will tell.

the good news, at least I wasn't there when it happened!!!!!!!!!!!!!! I would have had to leave my truck and walk out. then leave it until maybe next year? that would have been bad

wish me luck. hunting around here is an option, but it's not nearly as fun. I like the quiet of the big woods, but i'll do what I need to do I guess.
Title: Re: cabin issues-UPDATED
Post by: [Blocked] on August 01, 2016, 07:18:47 PM
Time to invest in a helicopter with enough capacity to lift your ATV out, or a bear, deer, or whatever else you might harvest up there.  Hunting pressure will certainly be down!
Title: Re: cabin issues-UPDATED
Post by: [Blocked] on August 02, 2016, 11:46:34 AM
Man that's not good news I hope you'r able to get your atv out. Sounds like it's gonna be sometime before you can get back. Did you have any flooding in the cabin?


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Title: Re: cabin issues-UPDATED
Post by: [Blocked] on August 02, 2016, 05:17:44 PM
Man that's not good news I hope you'r able to get your atv out. Sounds like it's gonna be sometime before you can get back. Did you have any flooding in the cabin?


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I put the cabin on a hill and no basement. I was told it looked fine

I heard today that campers and trucks at some campgrounds were swept away into the lakes. glad I missed it