A warm and humid day on the Trail today, but it didn’t slow down the seasoned Traildogs as we pushed the finish work further down the south flank of Blakely Mountain.
We completed finish work on the old tramway roadbed and down across the spring-fed creek at the bottom of the mountain. We spent a couple of hours armoring the very wet and muddy crossing of the creek as we began our approach up to the Corps’ security gate at the intersection of Rick’s Road and Blakely Dam Road.
We visited with the Progressive Trail Design Crew, who assured us they would complete the machine finish work to the Avery Recreation Area today.
We are scheduling our next and hopefully final workdays next week. We are planning three scheduled workdays: Monday April 7th, Wednesday April 9, Friday April 11th, and, if necessary, Saturday, April 12th.
Once we determine our final day to complete this new and last section of the originally-planned Trail, we are planning to have a celebratory wiener roast on that day, presumably either Friday or Saturday at the Avery Recreation area. If you would like to be a part of the last day and the roast, please let us know. You can email us using the links on the Home page.
We will begin work at 9:00 am each day next week, with Monday’s meeting place being at the parking area to the right of the security Gate on Rick’s Road.
See you next week!