Tuesday, April 28, 2009

April 25, 26 Good Work

Last Saturday Gerry led a crew of volunteers to work on the west side of BRP between MP 278-279. This is a nice place to walk and work. It is a gentle climb through forested woodlands. One of the easiest and prettiest sections to work or walk on this part of the MST.

There were not many volunteers but the work that was done sure is sweet.
This is the trail entry from the parkway. The grade was such here that surface clearing was all that was done. Moving some brush and cutting some dead falls. But just beyond this surface tread (seen in the lower left corner) the incline begins. This sweet curve leads off from the downed locust.
This straight away is perfection. It walks smooth and inclines over about 100 yards to the top of the ridge.
The image above is from near the top of the ridge looking back to the entry point.
I love this passage between these two pines Very nice job of threading through there crew! As you step out at the top of this ridge the view straight across the valley is west to Grandfather. On a clear day you can see Tanawah in the distance.
And just beyond the graded section, the raking crew has already made the first pass on the next stretch. Thanks to all who worked on this section: Gerry, Marietta, Chris, John, and Shelton.
We will be working on this section again next Saturday, May 2 in the Deep Gap area. Come join us!
We meet at 8:30 at the mini warehouse adjacent to the Deep Gap Post Office. Any amount of time appreciated and something to do to fit all ability levels. We supply the tools and gloves. Call 828.264.5317 for more information.... or call our section leader John, you can reach him at 828-963-6901

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