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Saturday, May 7, 2011
Trail Work Day
I'm too tired to tell you much. Didn't sleep last night, woke up with a headache and queasy stomach. Around 11 am I felt a little better, and went out to join the trail work day in Sterling Marsh.
The Spirit of the Woods Chapter of the NCTA (trail cub) has been building boardwalk through there for two years. We have lots of plans for more this summer. I tried to get a picture that showed the water, but somehow, none of them really show how wet it is. But this is the time of year that hikers will most appreciate the boardwalk.
Today we weren't building though. We were doing what's called "benching" It means to cut trail into a slope so that it's smooth and just barely off-level (so that water runs to the low side). We have to widen the sections that won't be replaced by boardwalk so that we can bring in materials later in the year with a power wagon. Here's the section that I did today.
Here are three of the guys hard at work. Well, everyone needs a rest from time to time!
I'm on my way to bed. I can't even think straight. I'm behind on reading your blogs, and doing a lot of other things. Will try to catch up soon.