Crew 2: Buzzard Rocks RehabMount Rogers Appalachian Trail Club
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During week seven, Crew Two had the pleasure of working in Konnarock’s home turf on nearby Whitetop Mountain on the steep section of trail just south of Buzzard Rock. The objective was to complete the work left over from this year’s Hardcore project which Crew One hosted during week three and weren’t quite able to complete due to inclement weather. For more info on the Hardcore program and week three, check out Crew One’s blog post from that week.
This steep section of Trail was badly eroded and in need of some major repairs before Hardcore, and it was impressive to see the amount of high quality work that had been accomplished in those few short days. They had begun a series of rock staircases separated by water bars in the steepest section and several series of rock and earth steps above and below in the less steep terrain. They made things easy for this week’s volunteers since they had already staged many of the rocks to be used as building material next to the Trail – sometimes finding, selecting, and moving the right rock can be half the battle! The Crew was able to fill in all the gaps, complete the finishing touches, and move on to some other projects below such as check steps and water bars.
Thanks to all for a very successful week on Whitetop Mountain! HYAW!!!!
--Brian Allgood, Assistant Crew Leader