10 June 2010

Boundary Maintenance on AT


Yesterday I spent the day doing some Appalachian Trail corridor boundary maintenance. I worked with a team of 12 or so volunteers, staff and student interns from the Appalachian Trail Conservancy. We broke up into 3 groups to clear the National Park Service boundaries in a section of the AT south of Cheshire Massachusetts.

The weather was cool and while it rained in the afternoon, I think that beats high temps and high humidity when you clear brush. We hiked into the area, climbing close to 900 feet to reach the corridor lands.

The picture shows one of the student interns clearing some blow downs from the numerous ice and wind storms we have had in the Northeast over the past 18 months. Note the yellow boundary blazes.

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