Pick Up Time: 2018-08-01 07:00:00
Crew Leader: Jess Coffee-Johnson (CL) & Charlotte Tate (ACL). Project Manager: Josh Burt
Project Description: Great Smoky Mountains National Park is the most visited park in the National Park system. It is comprised of 800 square miles of mixed hardwood forest less than a day's drive from over half of the country's population. Visitors come to the Smokies to see one of the park's blackbears, appreciate panoramic views of the Southern Appalachian mountains, tube Deep Creek, and hike the more than 800 miles of backcountry trails. This year the crew will be assisting the GRSM Trails Forever crew to rebuild and restore the Rainbow Falls Trail. The work will include cyclic maintenance, rock harvesting and shaping, and some carving trails out of bedrock. More info at: https://www.nps.gov/grsm/index.htm
Camping and Weather: The crew will be camping at the shelter on top of Mt. LeConte at 6000 feet. This is back country camping in a three-sided AT style shelter, so no tent required. It's a tough hike up, so make sure you keep weight where you need it: in a warm sleeping bag and extra clothes in case of rain (lots of socks!).
Project Specific Notes: The crew will be working in close proximity to the NPS Trails Forever Crew. This crew expects a high degree of professionalism and efficient work on the job site. Remember to stay moving and take initiative to find tasks. The work will include a significant amount of griphoisting (level 2 tool) and hand tool work.