Due to a poorly functioning brace and bit drill on Hitch #2, we returned to Big Flat Creek camp deep in the Kings Range National Conservation Area to finish the cribbing walls we had started in Hitch #2 and to create even more retaining structures. By the end of Hitch #3, we had created 200 feet of cribbing structures over the past two hitches to help sure up the Rattlesnake Ridge trail. Our hope is that the structure will be in place for many decades to come as the terrain around the trail continually shifts and landslides.
Aside from the hard work, we were able to watch our local black bears from both near and far. We were able to gorge ourselves on plenty of Thimble berries, Black berries, and Huckleberries.
200 feet of crib wall constructed
7.5 cubic yards of fill moved
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