On the afternoon of last Thu July 11 we got over 3.5″ of rain in a few hours. The road from Canaan to the trailhead is still “local traffic only.” When it opens I’ll add a day and time to this invitation, We’ll stay here to work on our home mountains rather than drive two hours to help another crew this weekend.
Please be aware that the earlier we start, the better off we are in this summer heat. Please reply all to sign up, and reply me with any questions. If you can turn out earlier than 9 AM, please so write me, later volunteers know where we will be.
Usual details: gear for dayhike in forecast weather. At least 2 qt. water and plenty of food. Long sleeves, long pants, leather boots, BYO work gloves or we issue a pair. Tools supplied, but BYO subject to crew chief’s approval. If you have earned your tartan, please wear it. Cold drinks afterwards.
When we can reach our trails there, we’ll take light tools and hike up a mile to where we stashed the rest of our toolset. Then we work our way downhill, fixing erosion problems as we go. Plenty of rock setting, ditch digging, and barricade moving.
The waterbars and steps we’ve built lately on West Ridge and Winslow show that we still earn the right to call ourselves a trail crew. Many thanks, volunteers!
Craig Sanborn, CHVTC