New trail layout and construction: 4240’
New trail through boulder fields: 590’
Trail reconstruction 1 mile plus: 2190’
Brushed and cleared through a clear cut: 2888’
Stone cribs: 1
Rock Wall: 8’x3’
Rolling Dips: 5
Signs installed: 3
Switchback constructed, type 3: 1
The Alleghany trail crew season has finally wrapped up just as the nights started to freeze and most of the leaves had dropped to the ground. As I looked through the pictures from our six month season, I’ve been reflecting a bit on our season.
We dug tread and more tread and then a bit more tread. We found out that there is always more trail to be dug and built around the corner. The best part of digging new tread is getting to walk on a trail that wasn’t there only hours before. It is unbelievable how much work a group of 6 people can get done over a day of work. Big rocks were no match for the Alleghany Trail Crew. We moved huge rocks the size of desks with just rock bars. Moving large rocks is frustrating and extremely satisfying. Trail crew is a different kind a life, hard dirty, tiring, and wonderfully exhilarating. I for one am thankful to be done and to have had one more summer out on the trail with a fabulous group of people.
Big thanks to the Staunton Farmers Market, Blue Ridge apartments, SCA office staff, Forest Service and most importantly to my crew- you guys rock!