Please consider "giving back" to the trails we backpack on,-- this week. Rob and I plan to go over this weekend to volunteer, as this is a portion of the CT that we bushwhacked last spring. Now we can help build the trail and work towards your CT 50 miler patch! Here is a link to the section itself--
And here is a link to the photo album from our trip--\
The following is from Tony Hook with the Cumberland Trail Conference. (As always, please DO NOT rsvp merely to say "no.")
Hello Cumberland Trail supporters,
January 12-20, 2013, the Cumberland Trail Conference will be hosting a group of students from the University of Kansas. During this period, the students will be helping to construct a section of the Cumberland Trail on Black Mountain. More specifically, the section of trail from Windlass Cave to Hwy 68 in Cumberland County, near Crossville, TN. This event is also open to non-student volunteers if you are interested in helping. In addition, the CTC will be constructing this section of trail throughout the month of January and February as weather permits. If interested in volunteering contact the CTC office at[masked] or by email to [masked] or [masked] please put trail volunteering on subject line. If you know others that might be interested, please forward this email. As always, thank you for your support of the Cumberland Trail project.
Tony Hook, General Manager
Cumberland Trail Conference
Update[masked]: The CTC plans to provide transportation to and from the worksite and Cumberland Mountain State Park on Saturday (and Sunday, etc). They will leave the Park at 8:30 Central Time on Saturday morning and will return on Saturday evening. This is due the remoteness of the worksite and the ruggedness of the road (which also is private) to the area. Meet at the "Recreation Lodge" near the Park's swimming pool. It's the first left turn in the Park, after turning off the Hwy 127 entrance, east of Crossville. Link to Park map-
The CTC will provide tools and has a few used pairs of workgloves. The CTC will not be providing food or lodging this weekend, but will provide water.
We will NOT work if it rains, so watch the weather forecast for Crossville. (We could go ahead and do a hike in the event we don't work, to be determined by those of us volunteering.)
We can camp at the Park, or primitive camp along the trail itself (which Rob and I did on this section last year), or we can make this a one-day over-and-back trip, or all of the above. I'm happy to help coordinate (call my cell if you like), but will be in east Tennessee Thursday and Friday working, so will go straight to Crossville from there and not from Nashville.
As usual, I'll email those who RSVP "yes" to work out final details, so do RSVP if you decide to join in whenever and however.