|The April work trip
was held at the Konnarock facility in Sugar Grove. We had 34 workers
on this trip. The following are projects that were completed or worked
1. Installed Path Work shed at Konnarock.
2. Walked and GPS the Relo at I-77.
3. Spring Meetings with the ATC, USFS and PATH.
4. Chatfield Shelter-new rock step at Privy, rock steps 50 yards up
stream from the Shelter, covered the bank of the privy with rocks,
put in a rock wall behind the privy, built wall going up to the shelter,
moved the fire ring and rebuilt it, moved the picnic table to its
proper site, iceberg area, new tent pad, cut blow downs, removed a
dam across the creek that was causing flooding, picked up trash.
5. Davis Path-put more mulch in the privy, filled privy bucket with
mulch, cut 5 blow downs, cleaned up the trailhead.
6. Behind Rhondaâ€™s-Route 11- Cut new relo with
weed eater, cut limbs to close the old trail, picked up trash, cleared
the area by stile at the top of the hill to make a view(cut sumac
7. Walked area from Glade Mountain to Settlerâ€™s
8. Cleaned up trail head at Va. 617.
9. Planted trees at Va. 86 trail head.
Herb MacDonald walked the trail from Va. 601 to the Partnership Shelter.
-Cleaned up the area of trash. Herb found a spring north of the power
line(50 feet from the trail.)
10. Blazed from the Settlerâ€™s Museum to I-81.
The following workers worked this work trip. Days worked after their
Brian Nalley-1(new Sanford area--photographer)
Brian Hurt-2( new Winston-Salem)
Saturday night Susan Andreatta coordinated another great Path buffet.
It was enjoyed by everyone.
The next Path Work trip will be May 20-22 at Stoney Fork Campground.
Hope to see you all there.
John Boy (the old man of the mountain) --Path Secretary
Tuesday, 4/12, installed homemade step @ RXR near beaver dam 2.
Dinner = Venison steak, rice & green beans.
Wednesday, 4/13 Rain all day. Level pad & place shed on same.
Dinner = Venison pot roast.
Thursday 4/14, Meeting in Salem, Va. Dinner = Venison burger w/gravy
over rice & gr. beans w/corn.
Friday 4/15 work w/ John Jaskolka on steps below Chatfield. Dinner
@ S.G. diner.
Saturday 4/16 Fifteen of us went to chatfield shelter & moved
rocks around most of the day. We did all the work John H. mentioned
+ added steps and a path from the shelter to the trail north.
The work we did @ summerfest 2002 combined with this worktrip have
made the Chatfield area very nice.
Go visit when you have time.
Saturday nite pot luck was another feast & well received by
the hungry workers.
Overnite low temps. were in the low 30's & High 20's.