Project Leader: Drew Foreman Project Dates: May 17,2010 - November 15,2010 Email Address: Aforeman@thesca.org
The Ramsey’s Draft Trail team has come to a close. After six months of sawing, brushing, a little digging and a whole lot more sawing, we have parted ways. It was a tumultuous season filled with differing opinions, compromises and more differing opinions. It was a group of people that you would never see together in the “real world”, but isn’t that the point? To come together with people you have never met for a common purpose and get something worthwhile accomplished. Success, this team showed that differences in things such as eating habits, or musical tastes, however annoying at the time, are trivial in a world with “much bigger fish to fry”.
In the end we opened up just over twelve miles of otherwise impassable wilderness trails, to everyone. From boy scouts to hunters, from returning veterans to grandparents, people like this place; and after twenty paces in you can see why, with the draft trickling, the birds singing, and the Hemlocks towering, this is truly a gem of Virginia. I for one feel extremely fortunate to have been able to call the Ramsey’s Draft Wilderness home for the past six months.
A thank you to the Forest Service, to the management of the Blue Ridge apartment complex, to the community of Staunton Virginia, and a thank you to the SCA.
Work Totals for the Ramsey’s Draft Team
Trail brushed and logged out 12 miles
Trail restored and realigned 4850 ft
Trees across trail ˂62
Average tree diameter (Bucked) 16.82 in
Signage erected 1
Rock walls 2
Rock walls size 45 ft²