Saturday, May 23 - Monday, May 25 Memorial Day weekend camping and bridge building on the Cumberland Trail near Soddy Daisy, TN If you haven't heard us talk about it enough, 20 of us did a bridge build weekend in Soddy Daisy in September.
Check out this link for the sights, smells, fun, and hard work we put in:
http://www.meetup.com... The "family photo" from that weekend:
The Cumberland Trail is a 300 mile linear trail which, when complete, will stretch from Chattanooga to near LaFollette. 170 miles are hike-able now, and the entire trail is being built by volunteers and seasonal workers. During this weekend we'll be carrying in materials and constructing a much needed bridge over the Little Possum Creek.
See photos from our last build:
http://picasaweb.goog... Please note that much of our work might consist of transporting the materials and tools for the bridge and there might be a bit of "waiting around" throughout the days. We'll head to Soddy Daisy (near Chattanooga) on Saturday morning; work from about 12 to 5 on Saturday; eat, camp, and laugh that night; then get up and work again Sunday, stay over Sunday night, optional work day Monday, and head home Monday afternoon/evening.
All food is provided, and let me tell you, last time it was yummy! We'll be staying at Dogwood Camp, which has real beds in dorm style rooms (so bring linens, single size), or you can bring your own tent and camp under the stars!
Click here for directions from the Hickory Hollow Target to Dogwood Camp.
- All meals and tools provided
- Camp has bunk beds.
- Camp is on Chickamauga Lake so you can swim and fish!
- Musicians: bring yer instruments for the night time hoedown hootenanny fest
- No children under 13
- No pets
- If you have an ATV/four-wheeler and can haul it in, please bring it
- Please fill out this form so the Cumberland Trail Conference can plan on meals and such: http://www.cumberland.... Add "meetup" next to your name and under Activity you are Registering For, please put "Little Possum Bridge Building".
- Please fill out and print this liability and release form in for the Cumberland Trail Conference
Drop me an email if you need more details: [masked] What to Bring For overnights:
For the trail:
- Sleeping bag or linens/blanket for twin bed and/or bedding. Pillow. There are 30 bunk beds available in both of the 2 separate dormitories.
- Personal toiletries (no soap, shampoo, etc. is provided)
- Comfortable shoes for running around the camp – you’ll definitely want to shed your hiking boots after a day on the trail
- Camping gear: if you wish to camp, you must provide your own gear.
Additional items we recommend:
- Long pants (no shorts on the trail)
- Hiking boots – be sure they are broken in. It might also be wise to have an extra pair of shoelaces with you.
- Daypack or fanny pack large enough to hold lunch and at least a gallon of water for you on the trail
- Leather work gloves (gloves are provided, but if your hands do not fit well in men’s size large, you may wish to bring your own gloves)
- Water bottles – enough to hold a gallon of liquid
- Rain gear
- Sweatband or bandanna
- Insect repellent (we may be working in places where ticks are abundant)
- Ivy block (if you are particularly susceptible to poison ivy)
- Swimming gear – the camp will be next to the lake and we may have some good swimming weather. Canoes are also available to use at camp. Feel free to bring your own boats to play on the lake after work!