This marked our first official hitch on the Olympic Peninsula and within the Olympic National Forest(ONF). Trying to put the wet weather from training behind us we set to work on the Wynoochee Lake Shore trail clearing, brushing and re-routing in an effort to re-open a trail that has not been totally maintained in 16 years. Heavy flooding in recent years had washed out the trail along the banks of the Wynoochee River in several locations. The hope is to get the trail open again before the season ends. The goal of this hitch was to help build on trail maintenance and construction techniques learned at training. Although the weather was not ideal the crew was fortunate enough to have more sunny days than rainy ones and we all got a really good taste for trail work in the ONF.
o 2 miles of brushing and clearing
o 1000’ re-route cleared and tread established
o 15 trees logged out of trail corridor
o 20’ Rocky Stream Ford Built
o 25+ lbs trash removed from dispersed camping sites
o 458 Service Hours
Summary By Trevor Knight