Monday, June 4, 2007

Duff, Man...

A Volunteer on Crew 2 checks out the scenery.

Are you a veteran Konnarock Volunteer? Have you dug sidehill, set a rock step or check dam? If so, you most likely know what duff is. For those who don't, duff is the organic material sandwiched between the leaf litter (on top) and mineral soil (on bottom). And, for trail building, duff is something we can do without; duff holds water, is not structurally sound and therefore leads to bad trail. So what do you do when it's all duff? Seriously, as Ted and the rest of crew 1 found out this week on Unaka Mountain, you crib and crush…..

Meanwhile, Christine and crew had a great time working with the Nantahala Hiking Club on the Rufus Morgan rehab project.

Duff, there it is....

And then, there was crush & fill....

A much needed snack and rest

I swear we cover proper tool carrying in the orientation.

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