A close mist shrouded the Hudson Valley hills. In the valley, a plaintive loon wailed. Then quietly, with no fuss or bother, the demolition of the Deck atop Mt. Doom began. We don't have photos of that, but we do have photos of the footings for the retaining wall that will serve as the new foundation for the upper deck and the retaining wall for the pavers below.
Note how the upper deck looks wavy. After this project it will be straight. And it will be able to support 50+ drunken cyclists.