Shovel to fix that washout. bwahaha that's funny! I do carry a folding shovel but I think I would have been there shoveling for the next hunert years. My guess with the sign on the gate, the Forest Service has no intention of repairing this trail. Since son #3 is still over yonder he doesn't or is probably not allowed to share much detail. He's hinted a couple times and I dare say he and the rest of his unit is earning their hazardous duty pay. I did a little crew-chiefing in a Huey but we were just flying taxi's. That's not to say an auto-rotation is nerve racking. Float like a feather, hit like a rock.