DUCK-DAWG wrote:Pumping rococo will be the nail in the coffin for miccossukee this year. I hunted out there a few times over Thanksgiving and that trail was on its last leg...If I slowed down for even a second, I was stuck. Even over the course of 3 days it became noticeably more difficult to run that trail, as water continued to drain. The back of the lake was just like you said, a few hundred square yards of inch deep water and mud, and everything else was dry. Running south from reeves, I was able to make it a few hundred yards beyound Hopkins where the trial splits for the last time, but all that's left down there is the channel, or what's now a creek about 3ft. wide, steadily draining water out of the back of the lake.
It's sad to see the lake like it is, but I'm glad they're out there actively doing work and making progress. Hopefully the lake rebounds for next year and will see improvements in the long run. Are they only scheduled to burn tussecks or do they plan to burn off the vegetation on the dry lake bed as well? Are they going to burn the back of the lake?
It is upsetting to see, but like you said its progress. Even in the airboat we got stuck a couple times because it was so dry. They will be burning mostly the problem tussecks however some of the other high grass and overgrown areas will also be burned like the area around highway 90 trail. Im sure they may attempt another run on the back side of the lake because they are getting GPS lines of all trails. The original goal was to burn all tussecks on the inner portion of the shoreline trails, so everything out from the cypress trees that was a problem tusseck would be taken out. However, they do have an operational meeting soon so some burning plans may change on how they approach certain areas. For example, the bluff area on the east side all the way to Reeves has hardly any growth, so burning that area really isnt necessary.
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Botiz630 wrote:Finally, I can compensate for my tiny wiener without breaking the bank.