Saturday, June 27, 2009

Eight Switchbacks Day 2

We picked up the next week with the Yates crew and made the round to the next switchback in no time.
Breaking into a sweet curve and ascent the crew moved up the ridge.
What looks like an easy job is really quite a challenge.
There were many roots to be worked around or removed through this stretch of the forest. It is very time consuming and laborious to make the grade with such difficulty.
Raking, cutting, digging, chopping, and prying are involved in making it to a level grade.
But as the work progresses from lead man to finisher the trail begins to take shape.
And the pleasure is for the hiking to those who will follow this path.
And now, time out for lunch!

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