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05-12-2008, 01:17 PM
I adopted another little section of trail on the Devil's Path to maintain, since I have enjoyed taking care of my first section so much. My new section is from St. Anne's Peak to Mink Hollow, only about 2 miles, but it is in 2 miles. Sunday was my first time to check out my section of trail. I started out from the pa on Spruceton Road at the end of the DP, around 9:00AM. It was a beautiful sunny morning, the birds were chirping away as I slowly made my way up the trail, clearing small blow down as I came across it, a snip here and a snip there of anything that slapped me in the face or caught my feet. Even though the first 2 miles aren't mine I cleared anything I came upon, so all the small blowdown has been cut and moved. My section was in pretty good shape, a little trimming here and there and some small blowdown removal. It was such a beautiful day that I hiked out past the summit of Westkill to the view point for lunch. I enjoyed a nice quiet lunch and the pleasure of having the view point all to myself for a good half hour before a couple showed up. I chatted with the couple for a bit, then packed up and headed back down the way I came up. There are many wildflowers out, the trail is pretty dry only a few muddy spots, the streams are running good, and the forest is full of springs renewal of life. What a great day!!
Happy Trails - Cindy
05-12-2008, 01:30 PM
Nice day--We WooHoo'd for you when we reached Blackhead yesterday:D .
05-12-2008, 01:35 PM
Yeah, I was thinking about you guys. I was still tired from my trip out west and just didn't have the energy to slug a backpack again this weekend. That hike up out of the Grand Canyon on Monday was a long backpack up, nothing but 7 miles of up and then more up, oh and then more up(S. Kaibab trail). I felt like one of the pack mules I took pictures of passing me on their way down. Great trip!!!!
Thanks for the trail work Cindy! Plan to take advantage of it on that section of trail soon!
05-12-2008, 02:55 PM
Rik, let me know when you plan on the traverse, I am interested if I am around. I will need a 4:30AM start and I want to start from the east, I expect to finish around 8:00PM. Maybe I will surprise myself and be better this time and actually finish instead of dropping out at Diamond Notch. :) I was preparing mentally on Sunday for that last push over Westkill (my nemis).
Guess I better get over to my section going up Indian Head and take care of that for you. :)
I'm not sure who's leading it, but I'll be doing work on Westkill, right next door, but not until 6/7. Cindy, looking forward to reading your trip report on the G. C. I'd love to compare notes!
05-12-2008, 03:56 PM
Cindy, looking forward to reading your trip report on the G. C. I'd love to compare notes!
I wasn't going to write a trip report, guess I am now. :razz: :twisted:
05-12-2008, 08:41 PM
Thanks for the trail work, much appreciated :tup: The trillium were just starting to open when I did North Dome and Sherrill from that trail a couple of weeks ago, they must be awesome now.
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