In the 2007 season there were 3 different crews of Teens working above tree line on Mount Washington. These crews, two Alpine Teen Spike Crews and one Mount Washington Teen Spike Crew, were all based out of AMC’s Hermit Lake Shelters
at the base of Tuckerman Ravine.
Each morning the crews would hike up Lion Head Trail or Tuckerman Ravine Trail to reach the project sites on Alpine Garden Trail and Nelson Crag. Climbing over 1000 vertical feet each morning will whip you into shape rather quickly. These crews were focusing efforts on
constructing rock cairns (trail markers above tree line) and scree walls (rock walls to help define the trail and keep hikers off of the fragile alpine vegetation). All in all, these projects require a ton of moving rocks!
The crews this season had great weather and took full advantage of the amazing views and really enjoyed the hard work. Thanks again to all of the volunteers in our Alpine Crews in the 2007 season!
Photos by: Rachel Boothby & Emma Gildesgame