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Date

May 11, 2023 - May 16, 2023

Location

Suches, GA

Join the Konnarock Trail Crew from Thursday, May 11, at 5 p.m. until Tuesday, May 16, at 8 p.m. to complete essential trail maintenance on the Appalachian Trail. Tools and training provided!

Enjoy several days of rehabbing the Trail and making new friends. This crew session will begin in Suches, GA as it will be a continuation of Session 1. Volunteers who have never joined the Konnarock Trail Crew before must participate in Session 1 if they are participating in Session 2.

Part of the A.T. between Woody Gap and Preacher’s Rock consists of a steep and rugged section that needs to be restored via treadway hardening and the installation of proper drainage features. This crew will be working to mitigate these treadway erosion issues by installing drainage features and placing long-lasting rock steps into the Trail’s tread. This project is taking place in a federally designated Wilderness area, so no mechanized tools will be used. Each workday there will be a roughly half-mile hike to the project site (one-mile daily roundtrip), with minimal elevation gain. However, there is several hundred feet of elevation gain along the worksite to Preacher’s Rock. The crew will be staying at the Lake Winfield Scott campground which has access to onsite water and a bathhouse for the duration of this project.

Gear and tools, meals, and training will be provided!

Rendezvous Location: Suches, Georgia

Advanced registration is required. 

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Venue

Suches, GA United States