It was scheduled to be one of our Atrium Landscape days but the crew was forced to cancel, putting all the pressure on Kevin, the only certified and suited-up chain sawyer present. He did fine, cutting enough to keep the rest of us busy dragging and burning.
It was a pretty day, with deep snow that we started out wading through and eventually tramped down to a hard pack around our single fire. Early on there weren't many trail users, though a few came along before quitting time. Maybe it was the cold; under ten degrees at the start, maybe 12-15 at quitting time. With little wind and lots to do you don't really notice the cold, especially once the fire starts cooking. I believe we numbered nine, some of the usual suspects plus our friend Marc whom we hadn't seen in a little bit.
We'll be back at Paw Paw on February 13, this time with the Atrium crew expected. Ought to be a good time!
Diana canceled her scheduled workday at McClaughrey on Sunday Feb. 7 due to cold temps, and Bob Arentz never scheduled one at Cap Sauers that afternoon for the same reason.