Everything that my fellow crew volunteers or my team leaders expected me to do I had been taught previously. So I never had to guess at my task and I felt confident in everything I did. As a side note, trail crew got to swim everyday except during thunderstorms, which was great.
We walked for a while and then moved outside to start talking to our other prospective trail crew mates. We found a small field to play Frisbee on with two other people.-David Cohen
These 10 days have shown me that trail work is equal parts exhausting and uplifting. There’s no doubt that it is, in fact work and therefore tiring, but the trail part of the job- the woods, the weather, the sky, combines with the thrill of teamwork to make it all worth your while and then some. I had never done trail work before so I was a bit nervous that I wouldn’t be strong enough, or that would hold the team back, but there is absolutely a job for anyone who wants to help. Even better there’s room to expand your skills, I never would have thought I could have any part in moving giant rocks but with help and encouragement I did and that’s a really good feeling. I was lucky to have an amazing group of fun, hardworking people, which made the experience even better. The demands of trail work make your feel stronger in body and sound in spirit which is a reward for the work your give.-Julia Seaman