Project Leader: Tyler Kimble Project Dates: April 19 - September 12 Members Arrive June 2
On our 6th Hitch we got a great start on a new trail, 9 mile trail, which is on a high ridge that starts at 5000 ft. Incidentally enough, the total length of the trail is 7.1 miles, but "9 mile" rolls off the tongue better I suppose! This was a great overall hitch, with high spirits and a lot of progress made brushing and re-treading. The trailhead was hard to find, since not much is labeled in this part of the forest. Perhaps that's why most of the people we saw were hunters who knew the region very well. In fact, we were conspicuous due to our lack of camoflauge; everyone seemed to be wearing it except for us! We even camped in what is normally a hunter's camp, with hanging racks here and there about the place.
We were also pleased to welcome SCA's NorthWest Program Manager, Tyler Lobdell, to our camp and worksite for a couple of days. Boy can that guy make a fine drain dip! His drawing skills could use a little polishing though ;) Luckily that's not usually a talent in high demand when you're managing trail crews. Anyway, below you'll find some figures for the work we accomplished as well as some cool pictures:
Total distance brushed: 1.36 miles
Total distance of tread restored: 1.2 miles