Trail Crew Volunteer- GSMNP October 2008

Day 1 and 2-
Christine's current project was the restoration of the trail out on Andrew's Bald. A 1.7 mile hike from Clingman's Dome parking lot (uphill in both directions). The trail has seen a lot of use and is in rough shape out on the bald. I broke rock, rolled rock and dug dirt, but it started to look better

Hard to complain about the view out your office window with this job!

What was big rocks blocking the trail end up being knocked down and smoothed over to make a new trail

We packed in all the tools needed

Ate lunch together

The work is incredibly hard, but some how the views make it worth while

Day 3
Today was a different story. A front moved in with 70 mph winds on Andrew's Bald. Could not work there so we went in search of downed trees on the trails.

Hiked about 10 miles in the rain and cold. Had to just eat where we could.

I am sure I had more fun than C or KJ or Preston who have to do this all the time, but even in the rain it was a pleasure to be in the woods.

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