Project Leader: Scott Meyler Project Dates: June 1, 2010 - September 20, 2010 e-mail: firstname.lastname@example.org
Program Name: Finger Lakes National Forest
Dates: 9/7/10- 9/13/10
Finished self-moldering privy
South Burnt Hill pond Turnpikes- 2
Interloken drain dip- 1, 450 feet long
Decommissioned old privy
Broke down camp, washed car and tools
Hitch 8 wrapped up the field season for the Finger Lakes tails crew. It has been an incredible summer full of many challenges and accomplishments. Throughout the summer we built a stone retention wall on the Ravine trail, four re-routes along the Interloken trail, and many drain dips along the Interloken and Burnt Hill trails. During hitch 8 we put the finishing touches on the self-moldering privy we have been working on since Hitch 3, however, our main accomplishment this hitch was completing two turnpikes on the Interloken trail near the South Burnt Hill pond. Along with the two we built last hitch we used 34 6x6’s, over 170 feet of landscape fabric, and 10 yards of gravel. It certainly was a tall order when we started building the turnpikes last hitch, but with the help of the Forest Service and their ATV’s we were able to get them done with a few days to spare. After completing the turnpikes we focused our energies on a few little odd jobs, such as cleaning up a drain dip we built on the Interloken trail, and then started the long process of breaking down and cleaning up camp, our tools, and the truck.
The entire crew would like to thank the US Forest Service and the Forest Service employees at Finger Lakes National Forest. They made our stay here fun, informative, and productive. We also want to encourage you to come visit the beautiful Finger Lakes National Forest and see all our great work firsthand.