spent most of last week up in the DFW area. had no idea there were swamps up there. worst part is got about 90% done and was looking to finish up yesterday afternoon when a damn-near tornado came rolling through. so i gotta go back. unless the client sees what we got so far and is sharp enough to see the writing on the wall.
one of the hardest weeks of work i've ever done. 7 out of the 8 acres looked just like this (and the picture has 3 different cut lines showing):
Looks wide open.
There are many waterways, lakes and bottoms around DFW.
As much rain as there has been across Texas, most everything around any waterway is near swamplike.
The humidity and barometric pressure factors make 87°F feel like 95°F.
We have lots of places that you can see a long way thru the woods, just too much dead limbs and briars to be able to walk across and flag a line.
It doesn't look too bad at first glance, but I'm guessing all that vine stuff is like barbed wire and you're constantly getting your feet tangled in the stuff on the ground. Plus, I'd also assume there's unimaginable heat/humidity and no wind, biting insects of some kind... I've never been to TX but I don't know how you folks can survive down there.
Some people can't see the briar for the trees.
As a first time rodman on summer break from surveying school, I did some similar work in Flower Mound. I cut 150 feet into thick vines and brush. When I got to my destination, I looked back and saw that I had cleared an almost perfectly square hallway through that mess. Thick vegetation and humid. I don't miss field work in North Texas.