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SGT Rock
2013-06-16, 21:14
Anyone interested, the BMTA is performing trail maintenance on section 13d between Towee Cree and Wildcat Creek:

This work trip will take place on Section 13d clearing blow downs and seasonal brush. The section is 2.6 miles long running between Towee Creek and Wildcat Creek near the Hiawassee River. Plan to meet up at the Towee Creek Picnic Area at 9 AM. A National Forest Parking Pass or $5.00 parking fee is required so carpooling is encouraged.

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Certified sawyers are needed to clear the reported 20 blow downs on this section and we will need swampers to assist each sawyer.
What to bring: Work gloves, hard hats, day pack with water, food, and seasonal clothing. There is no water along most of this section, so 2 liters of water minimum is recommended. Snips and loppers are always good this time of year for those growing spring plants – so if you have some available, please bring them. This is not wilderness area, so power tools can be used.

If we get enough help, then we will have some workers start from the Wildcat Creek end and work up from that side. The distance from the Powerhouse parking to the Wildcat Creek end is only about 0.7 miles of mostly flat walking. After the trip, we may gather at Reliance Fly and Tackle for a meal. The Tackle Burgers are pretty good.

If you can come, please let us know in advance, although people unscheduled showing up at the last minute are always welcome. Point of contact is Ernest Engman at sgtrock AT hikinghq.net, or 865-380-9107 (H) and 865-924-5992 (C).

SGT Rock
2013-06-21, 13:13
Bump to the top if anyone is interested in coming to the trip. I've got one non-member signed on so it looks like we will be a little light on sawyers - just me.

Also, I woke up this morning feeling like warmed over crap. Hopefully I'm back to at least 75% for tomorrow LOL.