TRAIL MAINTENANCE 2019
by Clyde Burnsworth
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Thurs April 11th: We worked the Chunky Gal Trail from Perry Gap back to the peak. It was not as messy as last week working from the other side but still had enough work to keep us busy. Thanks to Bill Johnston, Steve Dennison, Bill Cox, Art Rosenberg, Tom Shope, Gary Eggers, and Gary Carter for the work today, the club hike next week should be a bit easier now. Reminder: no maint trip next week, and the following week is the annual Chunky Gal ATV ride by the USFS, please let me know if you plan to attend if you have not told me yet.
Thurs April 4th: We cleared the Chunky Gal trail from the second stairway above Glade Gap to the top of Shooting Creek Bald. The reports of down trees was accurate and it took a while to clear the trail. Thanks to Tom Shope, Bill Johnston, Art Rosenberg, Gary Eggers, and Ray Taylor. It was a fine spring day to out in the forest.
Thurs Mar 28th: We took a trip up Rockhouse Trail today, got as far as the start of the very steep part near the end. It was a wonderful day to be in the forest today, thanks to Steve Dennison, Bill Johnston, Art Rosenberg, and Tom Shope for turning out
Thurs Mar 21st: We went after the last of the ice damaged blow downs on Araquah Trail near mid trail. Also a bit of a slide area as well, the trail is 95% with a bit of a steep climb in the slide area to get thru, the blow downs are all gone. Thanks to Art Rosenberg, Bill Cox, Steve Dennison, and David Alsobrook for turning out
Thurs, Mar 7th: We had a fine sunny day to work on the top of the Wagon Train Trail. Lots of work clearing ice damaged trees. Thanks to Cara McKinney, Jim Upchurch, Bill Johnston, Steve Dennison and Tom Shope for turning out. We had a 9:00 AM to 2:30 PM day and saw two hikers on the trail.
Thur, Feb 14: We had a good turnout and a nice day to work the Arkaquah trail today
A lot of ice damage to clear but we got as far as the first vista that looks back toward the tower.
Thanks to Tom Shope, Jim Upchurch, Ray Taylor, Bill Johnston, and Gary Eggers. It was a 9:00 to 1:30 workday today and a very nice day to be outside
Thur, Feb 7: We went up to Brasstown Bald and cleared Jack's Knob out to where it starts down toward the Rt 180 parking area, and just the start of the Arkaquah Trail. There is a lot of damage from ice and wind on every trail near the top of the mountain. Thanks to Tom Shope and Bill Johnston for spending the AM in the fog and mist on the top of GA. We were out at 9:00 AM and back at 1:30 PM