Because its work sites are so remote, the Rocky Top Crew has an eight-days-on schedule. Please note that the Rocky Top Crew involves a long backpack in to the work site, and eight days of rustic backcountry camping. From the spike camp in the field, volunteers take day hikes to reach the project area where they will install steps and waterbars, build drains, or reestablish sidehill. On the eighth day, the crew hikes out from the field, cleans gear and tools, and has dinner followed by a recognition ceremony.
Volunteers spend eight consecutive days and seven nights working in remote backcountry locations, far from medical facilities, performing physically demanding manual labor in a variety of intense weather conditions. In addition to trail work activities, volunteers also actively contribute to community chores and always practice Leave No Trace.