We had a very small work group but we did get quite a bit accomplished.
1. Keith Morgan led a group that officially opened the relo in
Poor Valley going north.
They finished the last 20 feet, blazed the trail and closed off
the old one.
2. Jeff Tysinger led a crew over to the Apple Orchard and Stile
section of Trail off of US - 11 to clean water bars and cut the
upper portion of the meadow which was totally overgrown.
3. Atilla led a group of well conditioned side hillers and step
builders into battle with a yellow jacket nest under a stile South
of Olystery. Walt Davis has great skill at finding hornet spay
and arming himself in protective gear and taking care of the situation.
After the initial retreat by the foreign forces (Atilla's warriors)
- jumping off the stile and running for cover, and Walt taking
care of the problem the group was able to side hill from the first
stile to the 3rd stile. It was probably 500 to 600 yards of treadwork.
Dwight Levi and Scott Freeman were assigned a simple task of burying
a rock. They were so successful with the burial of one that they
moved on and buried another. (Step building it is called) Glad
Slave was not there to inform them.
4. Martha & David Emrey went to the river near the mill and
work on Hawthorn and Briar removal.
Lots of thanks go out to Keith Morgan and Will Burke for coming
up early and going to the areas to work on for Saturday. Thanks
Marcia for opening your place up again for the Saturday night
meal and entertainment.
General report on trail conditions from hikers was great. Two
negative report. Apple orchard near cumbows and trail intersection
of Chestnut ridge and wood was overgrown. Both matters will be
taken care of quickly.
DAIRY QUEEN on US - 11 is closed again.
Bill Boudman - 3
Aubrey Arrington - 1
Tom Dillon - 1
Valerie Hurt - 1
Marvin Kirkland - 1
Hollyce Kirkland - 1
Barb Burke -2
Will Burke - 2
Dan Kohn - 1
Dwight Levi - 1
Keith Morgan - 2
David & Martha Emrey - 1 each
Jeff Tysinger - 1
Charlene & Walt Davis - 2 each
Scott Freeman - 1
Mark Stanley - 1
Marie, her friend Kate and I worked on the Trail Boss Saturday.
brush along the uphill side and raked the trail out level. Over
months we have made a lot of progress on the Trail Boss but it
Saturday night a group of PATH workers met at Marcia's for dinner.
centerpiece was a magnificent pork roast that Walt and Charlene
always, everyone found plenty to eat.