Thursday, May 28, 2015

Week 2: May 14-18 2015 Crew 2 at Highcock Knob Relocation

May 14-18, Konnarock's Crew 1 headed down to Georgia for a special two-week project. Look for a report about both weeks in the Week 3 blog post!

Crew 2 also had a special group: 8 students and veterans came all the way from the University of South Dakota to lend a hand as part of an AWOL Alternative Break program.

To see what the AWOL students thought about their experience, we highly recommend reading their blog:

Here's the report from Assistant Crew Leader Sarah Ford:

During the second week of 2015 Konnarock Trail Crew, Bobby and Sarah’s crew worked on a relocation at Highcock Knob located near Natural Bridge, Virginia. 

The new section of trail is roughly an eighth of a mile running through some very rocky sidehill. The digging was extremely difficult, but despite the conditions the crew and club members managed to accomplish 300 feet of new sidehill and 8 rock steps!

We were privileged to work with a group of 8 volunteers that traveled all the way from the University of South Dakota. They were participating in a program called AWOL which is a program that takes individuals out for a week of 40 hours of community service. 

Also, there was a wonderful turnout from Natural Bridge Appalachian Trail Club every day while Konnarock was there. The club was kind enough to provide a wonderful dinner for everyone at the end of the week. Overall, the week was a success- with no injuries and many friends made.

Thanks USD AWOL group and NBATC!

 For a look at all the photos from Week 2, visit the flickr album:

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