Amazing views from the peak! The "south trail group" had a hard, but extremely rewarding day. Several areas along the trail were completely impassable due to down trees ranging from 12 to 24 inches diameter. We have opened the trail from the towers to about 2 miles in. Although the crew was really tired on the hike out, we could all tell that we had really made a difference in trail quality. There's still more work to be done and I hope to go back next year and finish what we've started.
1 · August 3
Jill -- I'm not the project leader but I visited the project site with the project leader, Jim Scanlon, when he met with the Forest Service people to scout the area. You can pitch a tent or sleep in a vehicle or under the stars. There are three (???) shelters with picnic tables and cement pads. There also are tent sites. Typically, we fan out into the wood and pick "perfect" spots for our tents. There will be some shady sites, if that's what you choose.
And like Chris suggests, the VFO website is useful and valuable, for newcomers as well as for veterans...........
1 · May 25