Monday, July 20, 2009

Week 9, Ten Here We Go...

Hygiene is king (aka "brothers of the brush")!

Boulder before.


Trail conversation.

I spy Dannon...

Trailside flora.

Gettin' er done (I had to do it).

Step posse.

Another successful week on crew with a soggy end (try drying out a tent in a downpour). Crew 1 finished up work for the season at Hogback Gap while Crew 2 started week 1 of 2 on the New River Relocation.
We're having a great second half of the season with nearly full crews every week but there are a couple of spots still open. Week 12 should go out with a bang as both crews are camping at the same spot. Come join us!

Monday, July 13, 2009

Catching Up!

"Stairway to Heaven"
Tent city at Overmountain Shelter

Ted does the sidehill demo at Roan Mtn.

Crew 1 could see multiple firework shows at once.

Creative light fun on the 4th.

Ah, finished trail!

Crew 1 digs in.

Crew 2 at Hanging Rock.
Completed staircase at Hanging Rock.

Do I need to say anything?

The "slab" part 1 (before).

The "slab" part 2 (during).
The "slab" part 3 (after).

Crew 2 after week 8.
Sorry about the lack of posts, it's been pretty busy the last couple of weeks. After a much needed rest, the Crew got back to work at the Hanging Rock Rehab and the Roan Mtn Relocation. Both crews got a bunch of work accomplished despite smaller crews with the assistance of some great Club members! While Crew 1 worked to build new trail with the Tennessee Eastman Hiking Club, Crew 2 played with rocks with the Tidewater Appalachian Trail Club.
Here at the end of week 8, both crews had similarily good weeks with Crew 1 heading south of the Smokies to start on the Hogback Gap Relocation and Crew 2 finishing up this years work on the Hanging Rock Rehabilitation.
Good times were had by all! (I'll let the pictures speak for themselves!)