Past Events

Past Events are listed below.

Pisgah Trail Maintenance - 2012-09-08

Kari Post, Tim Butterworth, trails chief John Herrick, Krister Raasoch, David Weisel and John Hudachek (not in picture) gathered at the Kilburn Trailhead before driving up to the Friends of Pisgah Dort property on Route 63 in Chesterfield.  The crew cut small trees mostly birch from the east side of the opening.  The goal is to open the view to include Chesterfield Village. The group hiked to the boundary of Pisgah Park after lunch.  A shower ended the work just before 2:00 pm.

John Hudachek

Pisgah Trail Maintenance - 2012-08-11

Krister Raasoch, Gary Montgomery, Matt Edson, John Hudachek and trails chief John Herrick gathered at the Horseshoe Trailhead to finish cleaning up brush and trees on the road leading to the Horseshoe Trailhead.  Gary Montgomery brought his lawn mower and cut the grass around the Harlan Fiste Stone's birthplace foundation and the entrance to the park. 

Pisgah Trail Maintenance - 2012-07-14

Trails chief John Herrick joined park ranger Norma Reppuci and the mid-week crew Gerry Goslant and Bob Miller to clean up the Reservoir dam.

Pisgah Trail Maintenance - 2012-06-09

David Weisel, Gary Montgomery, Matt Edson, John Hudachek and trails chief John Herrick showed up to help clear brush and trees on the road before Horseshoe Trailhead.  Gary Montgomery arrived early and using the Friends of Pisgah's new gas brush hog had trimmed weeds and brush along the road.  John Herrick was also there early cutting a large tree down across Old Chesterfield Road.  John Herrick brought his John Deere tractor with wood chipper attached and David and John Herrick chipped brush and tree limbs for four hours. Meanwhile Matt and John Hudachek cut trees in the ditches back to the stone walls with chain saws.  Much work was accomplished and hopefully little reaction from the poison ivy we were working in all day resulted.

John Hudachek

Bear Mountain Connector Trail Maintenance - 2012-05-12

Friends of Pisgah trails chief John Herrick, President Kathy Thatcher, Gizmo, Matt Edson, John Hudachek, Chesterfield Conservation Commission member Jeff Newcomer and Nellie met at the Kilburn trail head at 10am.  The assignment was to clear and put up trail signs on the Bear Mountain Connector trail from the Kilburn trail head down to Plain Road in Hinsdale.  Kathy and Jeff put up trail signs, Matt using his brush cutter cleared encroaching shrubbery while John and John cut and cleared downed trees and branches. These last members of the work party returned to Kilburn parking area by 2pm.

John Hudachek

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Pisgah Trail Maintenance - 2012-04-14


David Weisel, Matt Edson, Becky & Dewy Ouger and their daughters Olivia and Grace, John Hudachek and Gizmo joined Friends of Pisgah trails chief John Herrick at the Kilburn trail head at 10:00.  Using rakes and shovels, ruts on the road to Kilburn Pond were smoothed.  Jesse Palmer, alias the Ax man, joined us half way to Kilburn Pond.  We removed sticks and cut brush from the side of the trail down to the Kilburn Pond Dam by noon. Matt used his brush cutter and several others used loppers to trim back the brush encroaching onto the trail.  At this time the majority called it a day and returned to their vehicles at the Kilburn trail head.  Meanwhile David, Jesse, John Hudachek and Gizmo continued around the entire Kilburn loop.

Pisgah Trail Maintenance - 2012-03-10

Two DescriptionsBy the FOP Trails Chief: We met at Kilburn and two showed up there and the rest met at Horseshoe Road trailhead, because Kathy did some phone calls, to say this would be mostly a hike, and for me to leave the saw at home.

Pisgah Trail Maintenance - 2012-02-11

We met at Kilburn at 10:00, and about quarter after, headed for Horseshoe road to get some trees that are down on South Woods trail. We had a big crew of 3 and we sniped a few face slapper limbs that hang into the trail on the way down to the swamp area. 

Pisgah Trail Maintenance - 2012-01-14

After meeting at our normal meeting spot, the Kilburn parking lot, on a cool, partly sunny morning Kathy and Jon Thatcher, Gizmo, John Hudachek and John Herrick hiked the snow covered trail toward Kilburn Pond to remove large dead branches that had been reported to have fallen on the trail.  However, when we arrived at that spot the trail had already been cleared.  But being there with a chain saw, we cut down both a tree bent in a halfmoon shape over the trail and a large dead birch with high large branches that could potentially fall on hikers.

Pisgah Trail Maintenance - 2011-12-10

Matt Edson, Ed Fletcher, Gizmo, John Hudachek, Jon Knickerbocker, Gary Montgomery and Jim Nikiforakis joined Friends of Pisgah trails chief John Herrick and his John Deere tractor on a cool crisp December morning at the Kilburn trail head.  Using the tractor, rakes and shovels, culverts were cleaned, water bars installed and ditches dug along the side of the road to Kilburn Pond and the trail on the west side of the Kilburn loop.  This allows water to channel off the road and trail surface and not run down and erode the middle of the trail.  The crew worked from 10am-3pm.