Friday, April 27, 2007

Gettin' Ready....

Staff and NBATC Members Check out the Project Site.
This week we're continuing with project checks; first off, we met up with the good folks of the Natural Bridge ATC. The project this year goes by the name of Brown Mtn Creek and the project is just that.....a creek. In other words, the AT currently has a few low spots in which hikers must walk through the creek. So, to remedy this we'll be raising the tread by building some crib walls using the numerous boulders on the above hillside. What does that mean for participants? Well, get ready to see some rock fly!!! Most likely we'll then have to set up a "high line" to transport the rock a short ways to the project.

If that's not enough to entice you, the picture below is one of numerous great swimming holes near the project....

Get Ready to Swim!!

Next, the crew headed up to check out a project we'll be working on weeks 5, 8, and 11 called Angel's Gap (with the Roanoke ATC). This project will involve building a relo around a "PUD" (pointless up and down) and to alleviate some major treadway problems. As you can see below, there are some great views to be had on top of the ridge.

The valley below Angel's Gap



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