Wednesday, July 3, 2013

Week 3, May 16-20


Crew 1: Fontana Lake Relocation

Crew 1 went down to beautiful Fontana Lake, North Carolina. With an arsenal of digging tools and loppers, they blazed their way along a trail relocation that will move the Appalachian Trail away from the road and closer to the lake. 

The crew enjoyed camping at the Fontana Lodge Campground, and got creative with the food this week--they even had a dessert cook-off!

A hard day's work deserves a good dessert!
An inviting stretch of the future AT, brought to you by Crew 1.
Crew 1 looking to the future of the Appalachian Trail.

Crew 2: Another great week in Georgia!

Crew 2 at Neel Gap!
To avoid the long drive back to Konnarock Base Camp, Crew 2 stayed in Georgia for their days off between weeks 2 and 3. They enjoyed some well-earned rest and relaxation at the R Ranch, were treated to a river party at the home of GATC members Tom and Vivian Lamb, and did a bit of sightseeing and geocaching. The GATC really showed Konnarock the meaning of "southern hospitality"!

Investigating a geocache.

Crumbsnatcher looking toward the AT from Brasstown Bald.

On Thursday the Crew was back at it, working side-by-side with the many dedicated members of the GATC who came out every day. With their help, Crew 2 built an incredible 87 rock steps and 4 waterbars during their two weeks in Georgia!

The GATC and the Mountain High Hikers aren't afraid of BIG rocks!
GATC members even participated in the morning stretch circle!

This stretch of trail won't wash away any time soon.
Crew 2, with new GATC friends!

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