Hitch 4 – Work Skills and Copper Mountain


This hitch started out by meeting our work skills instructor from the frozen depths of Maine, Karl. He taught the team about the proper use of tools and their functions. We learned about grade on the trail and how to lay out and flag a new trail. We set up camp and made bomber dinners. After our newly acquired knowledge of trail design and layout, the following day we got to sink our teeth into cutting some new trail. Over the following 2 1/2 days we cut 987 feet of new trail. For some of us we worked harder than we knew was possible. The weather was a tad warmer than the previous week but the wind threw in a little excitement factor. We saw some great wildlife which included a short horned lizard. At the end our week our work skills instructor taught us proper tool maintenance and care. We packed up camp and headed back to the warmth of Phoenix. Thus concluded the team’s first 4 night camping trip. All were excited for the elusive yet glorious hot shower! Till next time!