Thursday, August 4, 2011

Week 10 - Roan Highlands & Flint Gap

Crew 1 went back to work with the Tennessee Eastman Hiking and Canoeing Club in the Roan Highlands. They put in several log steps and carried in a lot of gravel to help sustain the tread. They got to hang out with some great club members and even some goats!

Goats grazing the highcountry to help control invasives!

Folks from Tennesse Eastman Hiking and Canoeing Club

The Konnarock Crew!

Logs steps and gravel fill

A beautiful place to spend a week working hard!

Crew 2 continued for their third and final week on the Flint Gap to Shelton Graves relocation. They built over 500 feet of new sidehill! The most in a single week on this project this season! Great work! The crew had a lot of fun digging new trail and taking some time to jump in the water to cool off.

Hiking in to the worksite

Cooling off after a long, hot day!

The future Appalachian Trail!

Beautiful moth

The Konnarock kitchen

There's still room for Week 12 - the final week of the season!!! Sign up today and be a part of the Konnarock End of Season Celebration!!!

Week 9 - Dripping Rock & Flint Gap Relocations

Crew 1 headed to work with the Old Dominion AT Club to work on a short relocation moving the trail away from Wintergreen Resort. They built over 1000 ft of new sidehill, put in a few rock steps and even painted on new white blazes! They hung out with the club and had some fun at Sherando Lake, a beautiful place. Check out their photos...

Crew 2!

Sorting out tools before heading in to work

Sherando Lake

Jeff painting on a white blaze

Look over there!

Crew 2 went out for a second week on the Flint Gap to Shelton Graves relocation project with the Carolina Mountain Club. They continued digging away and completed 588 feet of new trail and put in several log steps. It was another fun, wet week!

Digging sidehill

Morgan from the Asheville office came out to work with the crew!

Yay Konnarock!!

One of our amazing volunteers! This could be you!

We still have spots available for Week 12!!

Home for the week!