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: 6/28/10-7/2/10; 7/6/10-7/8/10
Carried 6x6’s for privy cribbing to worksite- 8 -12 foot 6x6’s
Dug foundation for moldering privy- 12x6x2 feet
Interloken re-route #3- 153 feet
Interloken re-route #4- 200 feet
Stained lumber for privy
Cleared downed tree on Interloken trail
On our third hitch we started work on our top priority for the summer, constructing a new moldering privy at the Dunham Shelter on the Finger Lakes trail. We spent the first day hauling 6x6’s to the worksite before a thunderstorm sent us home early at 4:30. Starting on day 2 we dug out a foundation for the moldering privy and started working on the cribbing. It took a lot of concentration and patience to get the first 6x6’s level but once they were in place the rest of the cribbing was a breeze. After building the privy we focused on staining the lumber we will be using to construct the privy. It is amazing how much lumber it takes to construct this 6x12 building!
While Holly and Ellen were hard at work staining the lumber, Scott, Marc, and Kevin focused on constructing two new re-routes on the Interloken trail. During the holiday weekend there was a large trail running race throughout the National Forest. 250 runners ran races of 25K, 50K, and 50 miles throughout the forest, including the section of the Interloken that needed to be re-routed. We wanted to finish the re-routes before the race so the runners would not have to run through thick mud. We also cleared a downed tree on the Interloken trail that was blocking the trail and impeding the race.