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PostPosted: Thu Sep 29, 2016 7:01 pm    Post subject:  Reply with quote

I have a couple of drills with two batteries each and some wire brush attachments. When are you going to attempt the cleanup?
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PostPosted: Fri Sep 30, 2016 2:30 pm    Post subject: Reply with quote

JeffH wrote:
I have a couple of drills with two batteries each and some wire brush attachments. When are you going to attempt the cleanup?


Thanks for the offer, but I ended up doing it today with Kover Kote. I obscured all the yellow arrows I could find (42 of them). There may be some that I've missed. If anyone sees any that I missed, please email me with GPS coordinates and I'll take care of them.
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PostPosted: Fri Sep 30, 2016 4:00 pm    Post subject: Reply with quote

Thank you Ben. Well done Sir.  Cool
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PostPosted: Fri Sep 30, 2016 7:42 pm    Post subject: Reply with quote

Awesome. Kudos for getting this done.
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PostPosted: Sat Oct 01, 2016 4:02 am    Post subject: Thank you Reply with quote

You have done a great service for the hiking community. Thank you!
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PostPosted: Mon Nov 14, 2016 9:00 am    Post subject: Reply with quote

Lye works wonders on some colors of spray paint. I've seen it lift silver paint off like with was watercolors, but it had no effect on black or red. Might be worth a try. As far as the environment goes it's pretty benign if neutralized with some muriatic acid. The reaction of the two produces salt water.
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PostPosted: Mon Nov 14, 2016 9:10 am    Post subject: missed arrows, new graffiti, wire brush with goof-off Reply with quote

A few more recent notes...

I was hiking downhill when I did the kover kote, so I missed about four of the yellow arrows that were on the downhill-facing sides of rocks.

Within the last month or so, someone has done a couple of really unsightly new graffitis. These are big hearts done with white spray paint and initials inside. Both face uphill on the Ski Hut trail. One is on a huge boulder at the bottom of the bowl, the other on a tree near the bottom of the trail where it starts at the road.

I ran into an old hiking friend, Ed Nemeth, on this trail Saturday. He was out doing stuff with S&R, and it turns out he also does some trail maintenance. He doesn't like kover kote because it can look bad. He has access to a wire brush, and he likes to use it with a spray-on solvent called goof-off. He says that combo of techniques makes it pretty efficient to get off graffiti, and the results look better. However, it won't work for the tree.
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PostPosted: Mon Nov 14, 2016 9:35 am    Post subject: Reply with quote

I've seen sandpaper work wonders on bark, or even a file. In a pinch I've used a very sharp knife to carefully scrape the graffiti off without leaving a visible mark.
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PostPosted: Thu Feb 23, 2017 1:12 am    Post subject: Video Footage of Mt. Baldy that's not Avalanche/SAR-Related Reply with quote

"Turkey Shoot Ridge" skiing clip on Baldy from Feb. 10, 2017.  Toward the end of the short clip there's a promo for This Is Baldy: The Movie, coming out in the Fall of 2017.  Does anyone know anything more about the movie?

Intriguing documentary chronicling the five years that the late great Leonard Cohen spent living in humble abodes at the Mt. Baldy Zen Center, circa mid-to-late 1990s.
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PostPosted: Sat Feb 25, 2017 7:38 am    Post subject: Reply with quote

Great shot looking out toward the ocean as they are riding up the lift, around the 4:10 mark.


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