Memorial day weekend's project--------------- Making a road up to our property in the woods Michigan's UP. Going across 1/4 mile of my uncles property up into dads 120 acer parsel. Make some trails on the property and a flat spot for a pole barn.
Wow what a project that turned out to be. We had planed on making a 14 foot wide trail
ended up forty foot wide with diches on both sides
Wet Muddy mess. Water coming up throught the middle of the road. Should dry up now I have ditches in it. But I may have to go back in with the backhoe and cut the ditch in deeper to cut off the water from going under the road. I had so much mud I could barly get the dozer through it. Hard to belive as it is a steep grade coming off the hill. We rented a dozer to make the road way I could not belive I could push over trees I could barly put my arms around with that little thing spruce and pines 80 to 100 feet tall. And Clumps of cedar trees you could not walk through.
This is where we started the road by putting a culvert in
My Dad , brothers Tim, Tom and Uncle's son Adam. Cleaning up trees off the side of the road. It was just a trail big enough to get a four wheeler up.
At times I had all 18,000 pounds of dozer up in the air held up by the trees I as pushing over
Getting close to our property the trail started to widen out some. Spent two days getting to our property. Got some trails in found some gravel and stripped off the trees but did not level off anything for a building yet.
This is what the road looks like now
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