Brushing and corridor work 2 miles
Though scenically breathtaking the vertical nature of the Black Mountain Crest Trail makes trail work difficult and highly demanding. The daily hike to work from camp takes nearly 2 hours, and goes up a formidable incline. In spite of the terrain and frequently rainy weather the crew showed they were no strangers to a stout hike and by the end of the week we finished the remainder of the brushing work from the Bowlens Creek trail head to Winter Star peak. The Crest trail could use months of work to repair the severely neglected tread, but we left satisfied knowing we had at least rescued the trail from the nearly impassable blockade of blackberry, rhododendron and other thriving, trail devouring, flora. Hopefully the trail will see a rise in use that will create the impetus for further repairs in the future.
Next hitch we head south to the Chattooga river trail, where new projects and adventures await.