Project Leader: Sterling B Collins-Hill Project Dates: July - December 2010 Email Address: email@example.com
After a long week off in which we traveled down to southern California to begin the second half of our session we arrived in the San Bernardino National Forest. We got to work with the other SCA-PCT crew for the first time since we trained together three months ago. It was great to see them again. The California’s high desert is a far cry from the Columbia River Gorge and yet it was a continuation of the beauty that we have been lucky enough to work in since we started. We set up camp at the top of a Forest Service road not far from where Interstate 15 meets Route 138 and worked trail north almost six miles. There were places impassable for horses and the hard, prickly vegetation had grown completely over the trail in a number of spots. It was a fairly demanding mix of brushing and treadwork and the weather tested our resolve at times. But for the challenges we were rewarded with fantastic views and a great feeling of accomplishment at the end of the hitch. We were joined by some great volunteers, met some cool hikers and saw our old friends PCT1, all in all it was another good hitch.