Clean Up Week
In mid April, club volunteers piled into Konnarock base camp as the Crew
season got underway! There were some major improvements to the camp
including the replacement of a pod deck and a new gate to the facility.
Of special note is the Konnarock legend himself Dean Sims came and
worked for the week completing his 30th year of service to the Crew
program! Absolutely amazing. Here's a pic of Dean while he was working
with the crew more than a few years back.
Thanks to everyone who came
down! Fueled by Czars gourmet meals, a good time was had by all!
Thursday, February 7, 2013
Tuesday, August 21, 2012
It’s hard to believe the Konnarock 2012 season has come to an end! We wanted to send out thanks to all of our partners for the great support of the Konnarock program this year. We had a very successful and fun season! Thanks for all of your great planning leading up to this season, as well as your hardwork out on the trail with the crew. And most importantly, thanks to all of you who came out to volunteer a week or more this season!! We look forward to seeing you in 2013!!
|Dividing up tools before the big hike in!|
Crew one spent their last week of the season working with the Tennessee Eastman Hiking Club on the Beartown Mountain Relocation. They enjoyed the beautiful views near Roan Mountain and managed to get a lot of work done on the Trail! They built nearly 500 feet of new sidehill and put in 10 rock steps along the way. They also built 40 feet of grade dips to help shed water of the future A.T.!
|New rock steps|
|Happy volunteers! : )|
|Don't worry - Konnarock volunteers don't go hungry!|
|Painting a white blaze!|
|Hanging out in camp|
Crew 2 also headed south for their final week of the season to work with the Nantahala Hiking Club on the Water Oak Gap Rehab project. They rehabilitated over 350 feet of trail, installing 22 rock steps and a lot of rock cribbing. It was assistant crew leader, Kathryn's favorite project of the season (check out her sweet crib wall below)!
|Moving BIG rocks!|
|Drilling holes for the rebar|
|Impressive backcountry dessert!|
|Kathryn's Crib Wall -- oh yea!|
Crew 1 spent the week working with the Natural Bridge Appalachian Trail Club on the Thunder Ridge relocation. They were build 600 feet of new sidehill -- wow! They also put in a few rock steps and check steps along the way to help properly shed water off the trail.
|Digging new sidehill|
|Beautiful rock work!|
|Crew Leader, Tori|
Crew 2 went up near Catawba to work with the Roanoke Appalachian Trail Club on the Dragons Tooth rehab project. It's a very rocky, challenging section of trail that sees a lot of visitors every season. They rehabilitated 280 feet of trail with 39 rock steps and 35 cubic feet of junk cribbing to keep hikers on the trail.
|Using the rock drill|
|Enjoying the view from Dragons Tooth|
|Putting in new rock steps|
|Tailgate safety meeting|
|Moving crushed rocks|
|Enjoying some dancing after a hard day of work :)|
|Hanging out with ODAT at the volunteer camp|
|Crew Leader, Josh, working hard!|
|New rock steps|
|Lots of rock moving this week|
|Storing tools and equipment for the evening|
|More rock steps & junk cribbing to keep hikers on the trail|
Thursday, July 26, 2012
|Taking a break :)|
|Building a log crib retaining wall|