A crew of SCA’s Manchester CLC members trekked into the backcountry of
The crew of six and leaders Marni Goodman and Scott Shepard camped at a Forest Service dropoff point one half mile from Sawyer Pond and two miles from Sawyer River Road for the duration of the project.
After six days of work the three rotted tent platforms had been destroyed and removed, and the new additions had been built. Of the various duties of the platform project, the transportation of the wood was by far the most difficult and strenuous task. Ninety-six 2”x 6” decking boards were hauled from the crew campground down to the platform, while the destroyed platforms were cut down to carrying sizes and hauled out to a drop off point in between Sawyer Pond and the crew camp location.
After the tent platforms were completed the crew worked renovating areas of trail around Sawyer Pond that had become extremely muddy and braided by human impact. The crew also rehabilitated a compacted tenting site that was too close to the water for Forest Service Leave No Trace standards.
On August 14th the crew headed back to