Rock Work Advanced Skills Training will be offered the weekend of the Adopter Appreciation BBQ, September 13-14, 2014. This workshop will be open to all AMC volunteers, regardless of program.
You will join experienced leaders to learn the fundamentals of safely moving rock, trail stabilization and treadway protection. We plan to do some trail work off the Mount Washington Auto Road. Weather permitting we will do some rock work on the upper section of the Nelson Crag Trail as it goes over Ball Crag. This section of trail needs work to harden the treadway and provide definition with rock structures like rock steps, scree wall and rock rubbling. There are also some cairns in the area that need rebuilding.
Depending on the weather we will decide upon the appropriate location for the training session which will be held rain or shine. Lower on the mountain, rock work done in the 1970's could use rebuilding to improve the treadway and drainage on the Madison Gulf Trail as it approaches Lowe's Bald Spot.
Tools, hardhats and all the equipment will be available. Bring work boots, gloves and appropriate clothes.
Meet Saturday morning at 8:00am at Camp Dodge for Safety discussion and briefing on the work. Breakfast and Trail Lunches available.
We will drive up the Auto Road to the work site and return for the BBQ by 3-4:00pm. Overnight accommodations and meals are available at Camp Dodge, during this 2-day Rock Work Session.
To register, please contact Brendan Taylor at email@example.com for a registration packet.
White Mountain Adopt-A-Trail program needs your help to fill a void of backlogged trailwork – all while enjoying stunning vistas from the alpine zone on Mt. Washington!