Tuesday, July 27, 2010

Week 10

Crew 1 spent the week working with Old Dominion Appalachian Trail Club rehabing Battery Cliffs and the Jack Albright Trail. They put in a few rock steps and some drainage features. The crew spent their evenings off hanging out at Sherando Lake and taking a dip in the Tye River. Another great week with some awesome volunteers!!

Lunch break!

Cleaning out waterbars

Feast put on by the ODATC!! Yum!


Hanging out at a swimming hole

The crew stopped by Rusty's to say hi

Unloading the tools

Making crush

Using the rock bar to move big rocks

Amazing view

Crew 2 travelled down to the Tennessee-North Carolina border to begin work on the Flint Gap to Shelton Graves Relocation. The Carolina Mountain Club brought out the chainsaws and griphoist to clear the way for the crew to start digging. The 2.5 mile hike into the project site was challenging, but it didn't stop this crew from getting a lot of great trail dug. Awesome job crew 2!!

Hanging out at the campsite

In town to check out the Highlands Festival

Bear prints!

Lovely flora along the trail

Club members came out to help clear the corridor

Using a clinometer to measure the slope of the trail

Pickin some greens for dinner!


Digging new trail on the relocation

Great view!

Awesome stream near the campsite

1 comment:

Ben T. said...

Is the trail going to skirt slowly down the side of Coldspring Mtn from the graves to Flint Gap? Or is the trail going to drop into the Rocky Fork drainage and come back up to Flint Gap?