Thursday, April 19, 2007

Project Checks...

Crew Leader, Ted Wilson, and Assistant Crew Leader, Kelly Coxe Discuss Privy Possibilities...
This week, “project checks” are the name of the game; this week the crew will be traveling to Bear Tree Gap, Old Orchard Shelter/Privy, Brown Mountain Creek, Lynn Camp, and Angel’s Gap. As you might guess from the name, project checks are the crew leaders time to go over the goals set out for each scheduled project, review driving/hiking/camping logistics and determine tool and material needs. On most occasions, both agency (USFS or NPS) and club representatives join us to iron out all the final details; this is a great example of the cooperative partnership that is built into all things AT.

Crew Leader, Christine Hoyer Cutting One of Two Locust for Bridge Stringers

What a Professional, Huh?

Occasionally, while onsite, the crew will spend time flagging a relocation and/or doing other tasks to prepare for each projects. On Wednesday for example, the crew headed out to do some prep work for the upcoming Bear Tree Gap project. One task for this particular project, building a small bridge across a water crossing requires we harvest a few trees (black locust (rot resistant wood)) for our stringers. As you can see, the crew was happy to spend some time getting the rust off the ole’ saw skills before the season is in full swing.



Anonymous said...

Can't wait to get back out there and move some rocks. My friend and I will be there for the first week again. Hope to see all of the friends we made last year.

Paul B.

Cosmo said...

Looks like fun. I'm scheduled for the 2nd week. What kind of project is in store for us.

Nice face cut on that Locust. I'm a certified Class B General Sawyer, should I bring my PPE?


Konnarock Trail Crew said...

Cosmo, the non-two weekers will be heading to the New River Relo near Pearisburg, VA. The crew will be working on sidehill construction on a long-term (seven years) project. The campsite for the project is pretty nice; I'll be posting a few pics from some training we did the last few days at the project site soon.



jerry said...

Wow, a woman with power tools!