Thursday, July 26, 2012

Week 7 ... back at it!

Trail snacks -- getting ready for a week out!
After a 2 week mid-season break, the staff headed back to base camp to kick off the second half of the season!  They even mixed up the crew leaders with Tori and Kathryn leading Crew 1 and Josh and Susan leading Crew 2.

Czar - base camp coordinator - welcoming the volunteers
Crew 1 headed up to Pearisburg to work on the ongoing New River Relocation project.  This relocation of approximately 5 miles of trail has been in progress over the last 6 years.  Working on a section requiring a lot of rock work was slow moving, but the results 

were great!  They put in 11 new rock steps as well as cribbing and drainage features.  The volunteers were treated to a potluck dinner at Woods Hole Hostel and were lucky enough to spend an evening with owners Michael and Neville at their beautiful home.

Crew 2 went to work on the Three Ridges Overlook Rehab with the Old Dominion AT Club.  They installed 24 rock steps and rehabed nearly 400 feet of trail.  The crew definitely didn't go hungry this week -- thanks to a potluck provided by the club!  Thanks ODATC!  It was a hot week, but the crew stay energetic and had a great time working on the Appalachian National Scenic Trail!
Crew 1!

Yea - Konnarock! 

Enjoying the view from Rice Fields after a long day of work!

You may get a  little dirty if you sign up for the Konnarock Crew :)

Helping out in the kitchen! 

Loaded van ... headed out for a week of fun and hard work!

Crew 2 at the trailhead

We like to move big rocks!

Newly rehabed section of trail

Putting in rock steps

Thanks to all of our volunteers for another great week!!!

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