Last Sunday Pete and Richard came up to help at Signal. Richard went down and cleared a decent path through the slip on the Big Easy. He had a pretty good workout shoveling wet clay for a couple of hours.
This spot has slipped a couple of times in the past and it was never obvious why until now. When we have a decent rain water comes down Water Tank Rd and runs straight through into the start of the Big Easy, along the track for a bit then off the edge causing the slip. I dug a couple of ditches to head the water off and will get the digger up there in a week or two to beef up the water table and smooth out the road.
While Richard was shoveling clay, Pete and I did a bit more work on the start of the Haggis Basher. Someone had made a nice little rock garden at the start, which is perfect as it will act as a bit of a filter for the track (lots of it is fairly rocky).
When we cut the track through we only cleared a path 2-3m wide. The thinking was that if we clear it out to 6-8m wide then it will help the natives get away and also let a bit more sun and wind in to dry things out.