The July 9 work trip is designated to support ATC’s annual Konnarock Trail Crew in the National Forest. This crew consists of volunteers from across the country that donate their vacation time to working on the AT. This year, the crew will be working on trail restoration north of the Brown Fork Shelter. The project consists of repair to rock steps, replacing rotting locust logs that are utilized to stabilize the trail, and to improve drainage in the area. This is an excellent opportunity for maintainers to gain additional skills not typically utilized for general section maintenance. The work site is approximately 1⁄2 mile hike from the trail head. The Konnarock Crew will be on location for multiple days. If any volunteers would want to join for additional days, there will be camping available near the crew’s base camp. Any volunteers that work with the crew for 3 or more days receive a Konnarock t-shirt.
Carpool from the Maryville Walmart on Hwy 411 at 7:30 am. Alternate meeting point is at Randy Bullock’s home on Green Gap Road, near Stecoah Gap at 9:00am. RT travel is approximately 120 miles. 120 miles @ .10/mile = $12.00 Volunteers will be shuttled to the trailhead behind FS gates. Participants will need to wear sturdy footwear and weather-appropriate attire. Bring gloves, lunch, snacks, and plenty of water. If you have a hardhat or safety glasses, please bring those as well.
Leaders: Franklin LaFond and Randy Bullock
Leader contact information is included under Additional Information in the email you receive after registration.