Where is the trail and where do I park?
Hello to the BEST Trail Builders EVER!!
When I thought of the things I am thankful for this year, my experience with trail building on the NC Mountains-to-Sea Trail was not far from the top of the list. How do you thank a group of volunteers, both local and from other parts of NC, who have worked tirelessly to build something as long-lasting as our Mountains-to-Sea Trail? Honestly, I have no idea! What a pleasure it’s been to get to know all of you through this process, watch the progress we’ve made, and know that someday soon, we will be able to invite others to join us on a wonderful hike through our small portion of this extraordinary state treasure. With that, I will say “Thank You” for the effort, the fun and the friendship. You are incredible people!
Our next workday is Saturday, December 1. Once again, Great Outdoor Provision Company is providing biscuits from Chic-Fil-A for breakfast. Also, we still have a few REI volunteer t-shirts (mostly women’s and smaller men’s). Don’t forget to grab one if you haven’t already. Along the lines of “Thank You”, if you have an opportunity, please drop by Great Outdoor and REI at Friendly Center and tell them how much you appreciate their efforts to enhance our workday experience.
When and Where:
Plan to be gathered in the parking lot at 8:30am sharp. We will briefly discuss news of the MST, housekeeping and divide into groups. We will meet at the temporary parking lot on Plainfield Road (not the permanent lot where we normally meet), north of Greensboro and Lake Townsend. See attached map for the specific location. This lot is just west of the permanent lotand in a clearing with a couple of big hardwood trees around. We met in this lot in October.
What Type of Work and What to Bring
This month we will be doing general trail building. We hope to finish the bottom half of the trail to where it intersects Long Branch. There is a steep section of bench cutting that we will do on this outing. You will need work gloves, plenty of water, and lunch if you would like to eat on the trail. We have plenty of tools; we will be using primarily rogue hoes, rakes and axes. Bow saws and loppers might come in handy too.
Attached, you will also see the under-18 liability waiver. If you have a young person joining us, please be sure to complete the waiver and have it signed by a parent or guardian. I will have extras at the worksite, but it’s nice to plan ahead. This waiver is only for those under 18 years of age. We will have our regular sign-in sheet and waiver for others.
Mark Your Calendars
We have schedule the workdays for 2013. We are planning to work every second Saturday unless we send notice prior to the workday. We will continue to send reminders and let you know what work we will be doing, but wanted to give you as much notice as possible.
January 12, 2013
Mountains-to-Sea Trail License Plates
Please consider applying for a Mountains-to-Sea Trail license plate. The legislative bill that authorized our plate included a deadline to pre-sell 300 plates by July 1, 2013. The clock and the calendar are ticking. If we do not pre-sell 300 plates by this deadline, we will lose our plate, and you will not have one. The application is attached and I will have some at the trail on Saturday.
If you are not able to participate directly, we hope you will forward this message along to friends and colleagues who may be interested. If you would like to be removed from any further e-mails regarding this trail effort, please reply to this message with UNSUBSCRIBE in the subject line.
Mountains-to-Sea Trail, Guilford County