And we are down to five.
This Hitch brings about the greatest change that the RDT has seen these three months. We have lost one of our own. Juli, the youngest member of our crew has decided that it is in his best interest to return to school rather than finish out the season with us. This decision shows the strength of character that we promote in our members, proper judgment for ourselves as individuals when deciding where we can best serve our community. And if that path doesn’t coincide with the SCA we encourage those tough choices.
This was another change in hitch style. We were to have a hybrid hitch of some front country and some back. this style of hitch allowed us to both carry enough food into the B.C. for four days along with our tools, and at the same time not tire us out trying to carry too much at once causing slow hiking a tired crew and a possibility of not having enough food.That being said, there was work to accomplish this hitch, and it seemed prudent to lay things out as easy as possible so here it goes:
4-nights spent in the backcountry
2560-feet of trail restored/corridor cleared
13-number of trees needed to be crosscut out of the trail
27-number of cuts needed to be made on those trees.
20.13 inches- Average diameter of trees that we took the crosscut to
320- Approximate number of times we crossed the creek
2-Forest service visitors (we saw both our contact Christian as well as the District Ranger Elwood on the trail this hitch, both stated we are doing a good job)
3-New belt holes were punched into our belts as a result of our three mile hike, and everyday work
1-Trip to Churchville Tastee Freeze, being in the backcountry we were not able to visit it as much, but it was oh so sweet
2.2-Average things ordered at taste Freeze, some missed it more than others
1.6-Average limbs with Poison Ivy. Some get it a bit easier than others.
29.6-Average pages read in the backcountry, sometimes there isn’t much else to do.
We also saw:
5-snakes (3 were timber rattlers)
This concludes our breakdown of the seventh hitch of the Ramseys Draft team if there are any concerns please direct them to the Project Leader Drew Foreman 208-631-7225