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Helping Hands National Trails Day volunteer project on the John Muir Trail

Join us for our first Helping Hands project of 2013.  On Saturday June 1, 2013 National Trails Day will be celebrated across America. We will be focusing on the eastern end of the John Muir Trail, and bringing this National Recreation Trail back to standard.  The day will include clearing the trail corridor, rebuilding switchbacks, and reshaping the tread where it has eroded or slumped down the hill.

No previous trail maintenance experience is necessary. Volunteers will need to wear boots and long pants. A bag lunch and at least 2 liters of water are also essential gear.   Additional safety gear (hard hats & safety glasses) and tools will be provided by our partners at the USDA Forest Service.

The full scope of the project is still in the planning phase, but suffice to say that we will need lots of volunteers as well as experienced trail hands to provide leadership. Opportunities to camp overnight after the work day will be available.

Join us & give a little something back with a day of service. It's rewarding and great exercise!

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  • Agnes F.

    I am very sorry, I just simply could not find the meeting spot. I was at the ranger station at about 8:16, and then drove around until about 10:30 (based on the coordinates, the GPS took me through the forest for miles on a gravel road--perhaps the problem was that it only took 2 digits less then what you gave, so I left the last two digits off of both longitude and latitude--then I finally found Hwy 68 and Ducktown, but I drove back and forth a number of times and still could not find the trail head). I really feel like an idiot. Sorry again!

    June 1, 2013

    • A former member
      A former member

      You were missed Agnes

      June 5, 2013

    • Agnes F.

      Thanks, Caara, I was also sorry to have missed out, but hopefully there will be a next time, won't there?

      June 5, 2013

  • Tracy S

    I had a great time.

    June 3, 2013

  • Aurora

    Happy Trails Day, thank you for the work you do!

    May 31, 2013

  • Rick F.

    Brenda, we Ricks are signed up for the Coker Creek site.

    May 30, 2013

  • Brenda H.

    I think this is the National Trails Day "event" Rick and I are attending.

    May 30, 2013

  • Barbara P. M.

    Have decided to work with Georgia Appalachian Trail Club and BMTA since I'm a resident of GA!!

    1 · May 28, 2013

  • Rick F.

    will participate, but at another location (Hiwassee River's Coker Creek Campsite) which is closer. You won't see me, but I'll be there.

    May 28, 2013

  • Judy R V.

    Is that the Ranger Station at Parksville Lake wherre we are meeting at 8:00?

    May 27, 2013

  • Joe W.

    Plans changed. Sorry, I'll catch it next time.

    May 26, 2013

  • Judy I.

    Would love to help! Checking the fmaily calendar to see if we can make it!

    April 21, 2013

  • Rick F.

    I hope to come & help, but can't tell this far in advance.

    April 13, 2013

  • Gail

    I don't have the back or knees for trailbuilding anymore, but do you have need for runners/helpers?

    April 11, 2013

  • Judy R V.

    TC and I will be attending and are both experienced at trail building and trail maint.

    March 16, 2013

  • Rick F.

    recording secretary to the Cherokee hiking Club; I've made a note & will take it to the next meeting.

    February 24, 2013

  • NancyandMike R.

    Mike and Nancy will both be there.

    February 13, 2013

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