Due to the increased traffic up AF Canyon, the sign install actually began the night before when a group of us ran the truck and trailer up to the install area to secure a spot. After some maneuvering we managed to get a spot near the install location, set out some cones for safety, then headed home for the night.
The next morning the group met up with the Forest Service at the install location. After going over some safety information, a few of us started disassembling the sign bracing, while the rest assisted the Forest Service with digging and leveling the hole being dug. Since the location is right off the road we were thankfully able to utilize a mini-ex to dig the majority of the hole rather than by hand.
After getting the pit finished and leveled, we carried the sign from the trailer over to the pit, set it in place and stood it up. After which we spent a good amount of time back-filling, tamping, and leveling the sign.
Thank you to all who made it out to this install, and all those who helped with the building, moving, and loading of the sign. This was a truly a group effort that would not have been possible without each persons contribution to moving the project forward.
We look forward to continuing our work with the Forest Service this year, and the projects we will be able to complete. Keep an eye out on our page for our future projects, we hope to see everyone out on the next one!
I also want to give special thanks to Shawn Dansie for photographing/filming the sign install. Its definitely worth checking out and has some great aerial and first person shots of the project.