Project Leader: Marguerite Viola Project Dates: May 17 - November 17 11 Theresa Circle, Apt. 201 Verona, VA 24482 Email Address: email@example.com
In the wilds of Virginia we saw 3 bears, turkeys and a baby copperhead! We completed 300' of trail restoration and finished 560' of new tread.
The team started out the week working on restoring tread that had been constructed 2 years ago. It was a good introduction into how to make a 24" wide out sloped tread with a 45 degree back slope. Our next task was to begin making a new trail. The team is quickly learning how to walk in the woods, shoot the grade, lay out a flag line and build a trail. There is nothing like walking on a beautiful new trail that didn't exist a few days earlier.
On our first day of work we found a small baby copperhead coiled up in the leaves near the trail. The snake stayed in that same spot for the next 2 days. The wildlife is abundant where we are living and working. On our evening walks we saw turkeys, 3 bears, frogs and deer. There is a beautiful meadow a short walk from our camp. Upon further exploration of the meadow we found a small grove of old apple trees. We have big plans for all the fresh apples we will be picking in a few months.
It rained almost every day. But except for one bad thunderstorm the rain didn’t stop us from working. The rain storms are short and refreshing. Even in the pouring rain it’s still hot so getting wet while work just feels great. After the storm the sun comes out again and we dry out all our stuff. The team has a new name, thanks to Amanda, The Mystery Gang. Amanda made us a flag that we keep with us at our campsites all summer.