Sunday, May 10, 2009

The First 10 days of May

These first two weekends in May have brought good rains and soft trail work. It is refreshing to have soft fresh earth to work on after the rains.
These two Saturdays have also brought out some new volunteers! Ashley and Craig joined us May 2nd to work near BRP MP 278. Thanks and come back again soon!
John (above), Shelton, Ashley and Craig worked to eliminate a stretch of sloped trail.
On Saturday the 9th a new volunteer came out to help. Gary was on the crew for the first time. He walked the full 16 miles of our trail in sections with Shelton back when it was barely pink survey flagged. Now seeing the progress we have made Gary comments, "this is going to be a fantastic trail someday".
I think it is well on the way to being just that! Here Gary and Shelton make progress cutting in a curve.
In May thus far we have appreciated our volunteers Marietta, Chris, John, Shelton, Ashley, Craig, Gary, Gerry, and Gloria. THANKS!
Hope to see you next Saturday, May 16. Meet as always at the Deep Gap Post office between the mini warehouses at 8:30 am. Or at any time later you can look for the orange MST WORK sign on the Blue Ridge Parkway and enter the trail at the orange cone.

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