The Maine Woods Teen Trail Crew session one has been busy
this week carrying logs and litters.
The weekend began with construction on a ski trail bridge. The crew kicked off the project by hiking thirteen 8 foot long logs to the work-site a quarter mile down the
trail. Crew members split into groups of four and carried the logs using log
tongs. Trenches were dug, rocks were popped out of the ground and the crew set
to work getting the extra long base logs secure in the ground.
Construction on the bridge was disrupted by an emergency
call from a local Maine Game Warden. A young woman section hiking the Appalachian
Trail with a camp group had badly injured her ankle and was unable to hike out
of the woods. The Maine Woods Teen Trail Crew woke up early Sunday morning and
assisted with the rescue efforts along with a group of Maine Game Wardens and
staff from AMC Gorman-Chairback lodge. Teen crew members carried the litter up
Third Mountain Trail to the Appalachian Trail and helped carry the injured girl
back out. It was strenuous work but the crew's spirits were high and everyone
contributed to making the injured hiker as comfortable as possible.
Logs and litters are testing our strength and endurance
but the Maine Woods Teen Trail Crew is rising to the challenge. Heavy logs,
injured hikers, swarming bugs... BRING IT ON!