Recent AT Maintenance

Below is submitted maintenance activities for the last 6 weeks. Please note that trail conditions can change quickly. Or view maintenance by section.

Reporting: Joe DeLoach
Date: 07/26/2014
Purpose: Section maintenance
Section: 15a: Carvers Gap - Cloudland Hotel
People: Joe DeLoach
Summary: Cut briars and other annual growth from Carvers Gap to about 300 yards past Roan High Knob Shelter, to a site of endangered plants. Briars were healthy but not terribly profuse. Placed new shelter register in a plastic box. Only issue noted in old register was bad trash between my first trip in April and second in late May, with Ridgerunner's arrival then as well. Very little trash this time.

Reporting: Scotty Bowman
Date: 07/24/2014
Purpose: Shelter clean up
Section: 7: Vandeventer Shelter to Wilbur Dam Rd
People: Scotty Bowman
Summary: It was a misty and foggy morning when I hiked to Vandeventer Shelter from Wilbur Dam Rd to bring a shelter journal, broom and shovel. There was a chance of a thunderstorm that day which held off until I got back to the car.
Along the way in, I did some spot brushing with hand pruners and hand saw along the way. At about the 3.5 mile mark at spring I removed 1 fire ring.

At shelter I picked up trash, cleaned out fire ring and then went down to the water source. On the way down I cleaned up the dispersed camp site at about the halfway point. The spring was flowing pretty decent.
As I headed back to Wilbur Dam Rd, I did a little spot brushing. Also, there were 3 pieces of trees that were across the trail that I easily removed by hand and with a little bit of hand saw work.

It was good day to be out.

Reporting: Scotty Bowman
Date: 07/01/2014
Purpose: Brushing and tree removal
Section: 6: Iron Mountain Shelter to Vandeventer Shelter
People: Scotty Bowman
Mike Appleby
Summary: We started at Iron Mountain Shelter and worked our way to Vandeventer Shelter and brushed out a 5 mile section over a 3 day period. During we removed 3 trees from trail, removed 2 fire rings and picked up trash from 3 dispersed sites (about 8 lbs).

Reporting: Gerald Scott
Date: 07/25/2014
Purpose: Summer Maintenance
Section: 12b: Walnut Mountain Road to Sugar Hollow Creek
People: Gerald Scott
Summary: Cut weeds, lopped rhododendrons, removed blowdowns, removed trashed at Mountaineer Falls shelter including inflated river floating tube and two tarps, and dug out fire ring.

Reporting: Craig Haire
Date: 07/21/2014
Purpose: clearing trailside undergrowth
Section: 20a: Nolichucky River to Temple Hill Gap
People: Craig Haire
Summary: Completed the clearing of switchback #3 and the gap between switchbacks 3 & 4. Three backpackers passed by and thanked me for my work.

Reporting: Steve Perri
Date: 07/19/2014
Purpose: Radio Interview
Section: Other (Meetings/preparation/etc.)
People: Steve Perri
Summary: I was invited by George Grant to participate in his live Outdoor Radio Show. So we did a live radio interview covering TEHCC and our outdoor activities and ATC partnership involvement. I enjoyed the show and was a good way to spend a rainy Saturday morning.

Reporting: Mike Hupko
Date: 07/21/2014
Purpose: Finish Summer Maintenance
Section: 16b: Greasy Creek Gap to Iron Mountain Gap
People: Faye Guinn, Howard Guinn, Marsha Hupko, Mike Hupko
Summary: Mowed and lopped from Greasy Creek Gap to Weedy Gap for the first time this year; mowed and lopped the Apple Orchard and small sections of the AT from Weedy Gap to Iron Mountain Gap for the second time this year. Picked up trash along the trail and at the trail head.

Reporting: Pat Loven
Date: 07/22/2014
Purpose: Invasive vine control
Section: 11a: Dennis Cove Road to Canute Place
People: Rhys Brydon-Williams
Ken Buchanan
Pat Loven
Summary: Ken and I accompanied Rhys Brydon-Williams of the ATC in Asheville NC to Canute's field. We spent the day cutting invasive oriental bittersweet vine that was overtaking trees on the southern perimeter
of the field. We felt confident at the end of the day that the project was completed for this growing season.

Reporting: Brian Paley
Date: 07/22/2014
Purpose: Cut weeds and check for blowdowns.
Section: 8: Wilbur Dam Road to US321
People: Brian Paley
Summary: I went out to cut weeds around the corner of Watauga Lake and found that someone had recently cut back the multi-flora roses. So I just cleaned the trail up a bit.

Reporting: Brenna Irrer
Date: 03/29/2014
Purpose: Brushing and clearing trail from 03/28/14 to 03/29/14
Section: 7: Vandeventer Shelter to Wilbur Dam Rd
People: Brenna Irrer, Bill Hodge, Stephanie Campbell, Scotty Bowman, Robert Shelton, Miranda Shelton, Miranda Peters, Cathy Lacienski, David Mueller, Tyler Warwick, James Grindstaff
Summary: Brushed 1.7 miles of trail between Vandeventer Shelter and the spring on the trail between the shelter and Wilbur Dam Road. Removed 1 tree. Original plan was to brush and log Section 6, but freezing rain and snow forecast changed plans.

Reporting: Brenna Irrer
Date: 07/09/2014
Purpose: To work on the reroute at Turkey Pen Gap from 07/01/14 to 07/09/14
Section: 6: Iron Mountain Shelter to Vandeventer Shelter
People: Lida Wise
James Lautzenheiser
Eliza Duvall
Emily Patton
Woohee Rim
Summary: Built 920 feet of new trail, installed 6 water bars on the old section of trail. Completed, blazed, and opened the upper section of the reroute. 40 feet (20 feet on either end) to be completed on the lower section.

Reporting: Gayle Riddervold
Date: 07/17/2014
Purpose: Routine Maintenance
Section: 13: US19E to Doll Flats
People: Gayle Riddervold & Becky Kinder
Summary: We hiked about 2 .25 miles up the trail cutting back thorny weeds, rhododendrons, and stinging nettle. Also removed 2 small trees hanging over the trail that had the potential to hit someone in the head. A section hiker reported that someone built a stone fire pit on top of Hump Mountain. He didn't think it was appropriate that fires should be started on the mountain and took it upon himself to disassemble it and create a bench instead.

Reporting: Jim Chambers
Date: 07/17/2014
Purpose: Herbicide Application
Section: 12d: Campbell Hollow Road to US19E
People: Jim Chambers
Mike "Lumpy" Price
Summary: Myself and Lumpy participated in a joint venture with the ATC and Forest Service in order to apply herbicide to invasive plant species in Bishop Hollow to improve the Golden Winged Warbler habitat.

Reporting: Craig Haire
Date: 07/13/2014
Purpose: clearing trailside undergrowth
Section: 20a: Nolichucky River to Temple Hill Gap
People: Craig Haire
Summary: Fine-tuned the weedeating on switchbacks 1 & 2 and cut back some more on the rhodos and pine saplings encroaching on the trail on switchback 3, this time with a lopper.

Reporting: Kim Peters
Date: 07/16/2014
Purpose: Prepare for ASU trip
Section: 1: TN/VA state line to Backbone Rock Trail
People: Ed Oliver, Ted Mowrey, Daryel Anderson, Kim Peters, George Thorpe, Ken Buchanan, Mike Tuttle, Paul Benfield, Bob Peoples, Mike Price
Summary: The rock steps leading up from the parking area were repaired and stabilized by resetting rocks using mortar. The lower relo to be worked on by the ASU students was cut out and pin flags set. Pin flags were also put out for four sections on the next relo up the hill. The relo we opened recently was also re-worked by removing many of the rocks on the lower edge of the trail. Most of these had already been moved, presumably by bears, but the bears had left them in the middle of the trail. A few blowdowns were also removed on this section. Someone had removed the limbs that we used to brush in the old trail, so we also brushed in the old trail. It was a beautiful day to be out in the woods.

Reporting: Mike Hupko
Date: 07/16/2014
Purpose: Summer Maintenance
Section: 17: Iron Mountain Gap to FS230 switchback
People: Marsha Hupko, Mike Hupko
Summary: Mowed about one half mile south of Iron Mountain Gap, lopped small branches, nailed stakes to log steps, and picked up trash.

Reporting: Craig Haire
Date: 07/08/2014
Purpose: clearing undergrowth
Section: 20a: Nolichucky River to Temple Hill Gap
People: Craig Haire
Summary: Brushy overgrowth encroaching on the trail (rhododendron, pine saplings, mountain laurel, etc.) was cut back on part of switchback #3 with a blade attachment on a string trimmer.

Reporting: Joe DeLoach
Date: 07/13/2014
Purpose: Trail marking
Section: 14b: Bradley Gap to Stan Murray Shelter
People: Lynn DiFiore and Joe DeLoach
Summary: We salvaged and repurposed some old wood fence posts on the Trail south end of Little Hump for marking the Trail across the bald. We were able to collect all posts needed for the mountain and install and blaze them along the most recent location Trail north of the Little Hump summit, and one in the woods on the Trail south side. Joe is in possession of the metal posts that we hauled out. One more trip will be needed to complete the Trail south side.

Reporting: Carl Fritz
Date: 07/11/2014
Purpose: Check potential campsites
Section: 9a: US321 to Pond Flats
People: Carl Fritz, Bob Peoples, Mike Price
Summary: We looked for a temporary camping area to be used while bear closure around west end of Watauga Lake is active. It seemed like best place was just trail north from kiosk at wilderness boundary.

Reporting: Paul Benfield
Date: 07/11/2014
Purpose: Mow and weedeat at Overmountain Shelter
Section: 14b: Bradley Gap to Stan Murray Shelter
People: Paul Benfield, Ted Mowery
Summary: Mowed and weedeat the tenting area at Overmountain Shelter. Weedeat off the trail to the Privy and to the water source. Removed rocks from the camping area. Water availability is very good. Policing of the shelter is outstanding. Met 2 local hikers who seemed interested in helping on the trail. Given cards. Still lots of heavily used trails into the woods even at the water source. Route to the privy is well marked.

Reporting: Paul Benfield
Date: 07/11/2014
Purpose: Mow and weedeat the trail
Section: 4b: Double Springs Shelter to TN91
People: Paul Benfield, Ted Mowery
Summary: Mowed and weedeat the trail across the Osborne Farm as needed. Restacked the stone cairns. There has been a very hard rain and has done some damage to the trail about halfway south of the farm house location. Cattle have been out but have done minimum damage. Rueben did an outstanding job spraying the trail.

Reporting: Pat Loven
Date: 07/10/2014
Purpose: Trail maintenance
Section: 11a: Dennis Cove Road to Canute Place
People: Pat Loven
Summary: Walked entire section to check and/or clear trail as needed. Found a large fallen tree completely blocking the trail on the upper part of the creek section. Hikers had been taking a 25' detour and still we're having to climb across the trunk. After hand sawing for quite some time, I was able to get the trail cleared. I lopped rhododendron and saw briers on the remainder of the trail. Also encountered a large run of nettle that was pretty much encroaching the trail from both sides. Was able to clear most of it swinging a small cutter mattock (didn't have a swing blade). All the new relocations look very good as well as the rest of this section.

Reporting: Craig Haire
Date: 07/03/2014
Purpose: clearing trailside undergrowth
Section: 20a: Nolichucky River to Temple Hill Gap
People: Craig Haire
Summary: Woody, bushy undergrowth encroaching on the trail was cleared back on switchback #2 (from the 1995 relocation).

Reporting: Phyllis Cairnes
Date: 07/05/2014
Purpose: shelter maintenance
Section: 2b: Abingdon Gap Shelter to McQueen's Gap
People: Phyllis Cairnes
Rolla Wade
Kim Peters
Summary: On our beautifully sunny, delightfully cool for July day, we hiked in from Low Gap to Abingdon Gap shelter. There we replaced the journal, cleaned the Snickers wrappers out of the gutter, picked up trash, swept, checked the downhill water source (flowing adequately from the pipe), and shoveled out the fire ring. Kim said future planning should perhaps involve re-painting the interior, fixing a small persistent roof leak, and maybe replacing the bent guttering.

Reporting: John Robbins
Date: 07/05/2014
Purpose: General Maintenance
Section: 3b: Spring to US421
People: John Robbins
Joanne Robbins
Summary: Walked trail pruning limbs and briars. Removed four small blow downs which were across the trail. Broke up a fire ring and collected trash at the ring and along 421. Trail is in good condition.

Reporting: Bob Peoples
Date: 07/04/2014
Purpose: Lop rhododendron
Section: 10: Hampton trailhead to Dennis Cove Road
People: Bob Peoples
Summary: Bob cut back rhodos from Dennis Cove to Koonford Bridge. He saw about 50 people out enjoying the Fourth.

Reporting: Bob Peoples
Date: 07/04/2014
Purpose: Retrieve Rock Bar
Section: 15b: Cloudland Hotel - Hughes Gap
People: Mike Price
Summary: A hiker had reported that there was a rock bar near Ash Gap. We obviously left it during Hard Core. Mike took a hike to Ash Gap and retrieved it.

Reporting: Carl Fritz
Date: 07/03/2014
Purpose: Dig relocation
Section: 16a: Hughes Gap to Greasy Creek Gap
People: John Beaudet, Ken Buchanan, Carl Fritz, Joe Morris, Bill Murdoch, Bob Peoples, Mike Price, George Thorpe
Summary: In the morning when we were almost to Little Rock Knob, we ran into a major blowdown that had trail completely blocked. A large top had broken out of a beech tree and had obliterated the trail. Fortunately, we had hand saws, loppers and lots of hands to remove the blockage. We finished polishing the new relocation at Little Rock Knob. We also cut the rhodos back on upper side of trail. George cut the rhodos back on upper side of trail about two thirds of the way to Little Rock Knob.

Reporting: Gayle Riddervold
Date: 07/03/2014
Purpose: To fix an erosion problem
Section: 13: US19E to Doll Flats
People: Gayle Riddervold & Becky Kinder
Summary: We went up the trail with a small shovel and 2 locust posts from an old barn we once had to fix an erosion problem that we started working on the other day. We found some nice flat rocks and I dug up dirt from a hill to fill in the hole while Becky made a log crib wall out of locust logs.

Reporting: Gayle Riddervold
Date: 07/02/2014
Purpose: Routine Maintenance
Section: 13: US19E to Doll Flats
People: Gayle Riddervold & Becky Kinder
Summary: Today we hiked in about a mile, checking on water bars, cutting stinging nettle, and to take care of a small blow down that was sticking out into the trail. About 3/4 of a mile in there is some erosion at the edge of the trail from a huge tree that had been uprooted some time ago. We threw in some ground, sticks, and stones too fill in some of the erosion. Becky spotted a downed locust tree that we will use as a side support. We will come back soon with a small shovel to further fill in the hole and will utilize the locust as a pole for support. Saw a lot of hikers today and a group of about 25 kids hiking the A.T . On the way back, across the stream where the Apple House once stood, we heard vehicles coming through the forest. They identified themselves as part of the Forestry Department and they were there to clearing some trees.

Reporting: Joe Morris
Date: 07/01/2014
Purpose: Presentation
Section: Other (Meetings/preparation/etc.)
People: Joe Morris
Robin Dean
Summary: Presentation to Greeneville Exchange Club for recruitment. Dr. Katherine Stone from Tusculum College was my special guest. She is very interested in building a relationship between TEHCC and the college.

Reporting: Carl Fritz
Date: 07/01/2014
Purpose: Cut annual growth and weeds
Section: 8: Wilbur Dam Road to US321
People: Paul Benfield, Carl Fritz, Becky Kinder, Ed Oliver, Bob Peoples, Mike Price, Gayle Riddervold, Kevin Sedgwick, George Thorpe
Summary: We spent majority of time cutting back privet and multiflora rose. We cut out several minor blowdowns entangled with all the annual growth. We removed a limb from an oak that was being used for a rope swing at edge of lake. We checked for some potential campsites just south of US321.

Reporting: Mike Hupko
Date: 06/30/2014
Purpose: Summer Maintenance
Section: 17: Iron Mountain Gap to FS230 switchback
People: Andrew Cleland, Wayne Jones, David Douthit, Jerry Jones, John Parks, Daryl Loyd, David Polon, Eric Middlemas, Judy Middlemas, Dave McMillin, Lana Scott, Howard Guinn, Faye Guinn, Marsha Hupko, Mike Hupko
Summary: Mowed trail from about 0.5 mile south of Iron Mountain Gap to FS230 switchback. Lopped, removed limbs from the trail, picked up trash, and cleaned around Cherry Gap Shelter.

Reporting: Craig Haire
Date: 06/30/2014
Purpose: clearing undergrowth
Section: 20a: Nolichucky River to Temple Hill Gap
People: Craig Haire
Summary: Brushy undergrowth encroaching on the trail was cut back between the 1st and 2nd switchbacks (from the 1995 relo). Also the trail sign was installed at the north end, near the road.

Reporting: Lynn DiFiore
Date: 06/28/2014
Purpose: Routine maintenance
Section: 14b: Bradley Gap to Stan Murray Shelter
People: Lynn DiFiore
Brian Schloff
Summary: Cut weeds & briers from Overmountain to top of Big Hump, cleaned waterbars, touched up blazes. Saw many day hikers & backpackers. A first - no trash in the barn!

Reporting: Lynn DiFiore
Date: 06/25/2014
Purpose: Routine maintenance
Section: 14b: Bradley Gap to Stan Murray Shelter
People: Lynn DiFiore
Harold Stinette
Summary: Picked up a small amount of trash at Overmountain, Stan Murray & Bradley Gap campsite. Dispersed a new fire ring that was built in Bradley Gap. Cleaned waterbars on the blue blaze up from the barn & lopped branches along the blue blaze to the spring. Note: a Jeep truck was apparently abandoned at Doll Flats after driving a ways trail south on the AT. I notified the Ridgerunner & NFs in NC.

Reporting: Carl Fritz
Date: 06/26/2014
Purpose: Dig relocation
Section: 16a: Hughes Gap to Greasy Creek Gap
People: John Beaudet, Ken Buchanan, Jim Chambers, Jim Foster, Carl Fritz, Greg Kramer, Joe Morris, Bill Murdoch, Bob Peoples, Kim Peters, Mike Price
Summary: We continued to polish the new relocation at Little Rock Knob. One more day is required to finish this work. We also added some rock steps to two large rock obstacles in existing trail just north of Little Rock Knob. Considerable lopping of rhodos in this area was also done. A section hiker who is within 100 miles of completing trail was discouraged to hear that we had lengthened the trail north of Hughes Gap by 2 miles. We expect he will be thanking us like most hikers after he walks the section.

Reporting: Mike Hupko
Date: 06/25/2014
Purpose: Summer Maintenance
Section: 18: FS230 switchback to Indian Grave Gap
People: Bruce Darby, David Douthat, Jeannine Edwards, Ernie Hartford, Jerry Jones, Wayne Jones, Judy Middlemas, Eric Middlemas, Susan Peters, Mike Hupko.
Summary: Mowed wooded area of trail from FS 230 switchback to Indian Grave Gap, lopped low hanging branches, picked up trash.

Reporting: Mike Hupko
Date: 06/23/2014
Purpose: Summer Maintenance
Section: 18: FS230 switchback to Indian Grave Gap
People: Judy Middlemas, Eric Middlemas, Marsha Hupko, Mike Hupko
Summary: Mowed south side of Beauty Spot and trail to FS230. Used brush blade to cut back woody growth in the wooded area of the trail. Picked up trash and lopped low hanging branches.

Reporting: Paul Benfield
Date: 06/26/2014
Purpose: Relocate Trail
Section: 5: TN91 to Iron Mountain Shelter
People: Paul Benfield, Ted Mowery, Ed Oliver, Daryl Anderson and Pat Loven
Summary: Cut and removed 9 fallen trees from the trail and dug 350 feet of relocation. We would have completed this relocation but each person had exceeded his limit for the day according to Bodaciouses formula per days trail building

Reporting: Craig Haire
Date: 06/19/2014
Purpose: clearing trail
Section: 20a: Nolichucky River to Temple Hill Gap
People: Craig Haire
Summary: About 1/2 mile of undergrowth was cleared with a string trimmer, and a small blowdown was removed with an electric chainsaw.

Reporting: Jim Chambers
Date: 06/23/2014
Purpose: Trail Maintenance
Section: 1: TN/VA state line to Backbone Rock Trail
People: Jim Chambers
Lumpy
Summary: Me and Lumpy removed the new blow down on my section of trail.

Reporting: Jim Chambers
Date: 06/23/2014
Purpose: Trail Maintenance
Section: 1: TN/VA state line to Backbone Rock Trail
People: Jim Chambers
Lumpy
Summary: Me and Lumpy removed the new blow down on my section of trail.

Reporting: Steve Wilson
Date: 06/21/2014
Purpose: Cutting weeds and lopping branches
Section: 3a: McQueen's Gap - Spring 2.3 miles N of Low Gap
People: Steve Perri
Steve Wilson
Summary: We cut weeds and lopped tree branches between Abingdon Gap Shelter and the spring 2.3 miles north of Low Gap. It was wet work with rain most of the day. We found that the shelter’s roof leaks on the back left about 18 inches from the wall. This section of trail is in good shape.

Reporting: Kim Peters
Date: 06/21/2014
Purpose: Cut weeds, install sign post
Section: 14c: Stan Murray Shelter to Carvers Gap
People: Marsha Lynch, Jeff Howe, Steven Parfitt, Stephen Wang, Phyllis Cairnes, Rolla Wade, Joe DeLoach, Lotta Murray, Ken Murray, Kim Peters
Summary: For this June 3rd Saturday Hiking with Tools trip we set out to cut the weeds from the Stan Murray Shelter to the Grassy Ridge Trail junction. The secondary goal was to install a new signpost at the trail junction. We accomplished both tasks despite the on and off rain which lasted most of the day leaving us all a little wet and muddy. Luckily as we turned around to head back, the sun came out and we got dried off . We had a great turnout on this rainy day and with so many hands available, we were able to take turns with the swing blades and post carrying and no one had to work very hard. We met countless hikers, day hiking and backpacking. Most of them stopped to thank us for our work and many made comments on how well maintained the trail was. Much thanks to Joe DeLoach for teaching us how to identify the rare plant in the area, Bent Avens so that we didn't cut it. Joe also brought a nifty plastic folder to place the new log book into at the shelter. It seems the gallon size ziploc bags that we used previously disappear rather quickly. Hopefully this container is less tempting to hikers. The weeds to the water source at the shelter were also cut, but it was too wet to paint blazes. The blazes were not in that bad of a shape though. The water source was just a trickle and probably would have been mostly dry if it had not been raining all day. There was surprisingly no trash to be found at the shelter - thanks Fletcher!

Reporting: Carl Fritz
Date: 06/21/2014
Purpose: Cut Weeds and Multiflora Rose
Section: 12d: Campbell Hollow Road to US19E
People: Paul Benfield, Rhys Brydon-Williams, Jim Chambers, Dave Clark, Carl Fritz, John Robbins, Tim Stewart
Summary: We cut weeds and did some lopping from stream north of Campbell Hollow Rd to 19E. Some cut many multiflora rose from High Point to Bishop Hollow. Trail is in good shape.

Reporting: Mike Hupko
Date: 06/17/2014
Purpose: Summer Maintenance
Section: 16b: Greasy Creek Gap to Iron Mountain Gap
People: Faye Guinn, Howard Guinn. Eric Middlemas, Mike Hupko
Summary: Mowed weeds and grass along the trail, cleaned water bars, removed limbs from the trail, cut low overhanging branches, and picked up trash. The spring at the orchard was flowing good.

Reporting: Lynn DiFiore
Date: 06/18/2014
Purpose: Routine maintenance
Section: 14b: Bradley Gap to Stan Murray Shelter
People: Lynn DiFiore
Lyndsey Smith
Sean Darling
Summary: 3rd attempt was successful at installing the privy sign. Picked up a small amount of trash. Started up towards Little Hump w/the swingblade & loppers but a huge thunderstorm turned us back early.

Reporting: Jim Chambers
Date: 06/19/2014
Purpose: Trail maintenance
Section: 2a: Backbone Rock Trail - Abingdon Gap Shelter
People: Jim Chambers
Lumpy
Summary: I finished a 2 day Green Briar/Weed Whacking Marathon in my section. I still have a full day of work in order to finish, but I will get it all completed in the coming days. Lumpy was a tremendous help shuttling me so I could maximize my time. I also have a new blow down from today's afternoon storm that will require a chainsaw....I will get it as soon as possible.

Reporting: Jim Foster
Date: 06/17/2014
Purpose: Trim trail
Section: 16a: Hughes Gap to Greasy Creek Gap
People: Ed Oliver, Bruce Darby, Jim Foster
Summary: Bruce and I started at Greasy Creek and used a string trimmer to trim the trail to just north of Little Rock Knob. Ed came in from Hughes Gap and trimmed using a swing blade. The trail is in fine shape but there is some lopping still to be done.

Reporting: Craig Haire
Date: 06/16/2014
Purpose: clearing trail
Section: 20a: Nolichucky River to Temple Hill Gap
People: Craig Haire
Summary: Cleared undergrowth from 1 mile of trail at south end with string trimmer. Removed a few small blowdowns at north end with handsaw.