Continue Working on the Sinking Creek AT ReLo

Join us as we continue to work on the Appalachian Trail  Relocation Project on Sinking Creek Mountain. The primary function of the RATC is to maintain a 120 mile section of the Appalachian Trail along with 16 shelters. For those who’ve retired there are weekday work trips led by Jim Webb. For the rest of us working folks there are weekend work trips (Saturday Crew).  Weekend work trips are scheduled for the first Saturday of the month March thru November. Mark your calendar.

We meet at the Orange Market at 8:00 AM carpool to the trailhead at Rte. 630 hike up past the Keffer Oak to the worksite. Bring lunch, work gloves, plenty of water, clothes that you don’t mind getting really dirty.   The project involves relocating a steep, eroded section of the AT with  2000 feet of new trail. The new trail will cross six massive rocky slopes and entail constructing stone steps and cutting side hill. Tools and instruction provided. This is a long term relocation project so we’ll be returning to this site regularly on the first Saturday of the month.  We’ll work until about 2:30 and return to the Orange Market by 4:00PM. Last month we started building stone steps at the switchback. This month we’ll finish the switchback steps and do some more rock work. Join us.  Please wear sturdy boots and work gloves.

On another issue: There is no reason for the trip leader/organizer to be aware of any medical issues/allergies/conditions you have. However if you were injured and unable to communicate those conditions may well dictate what medical treatment needs to be provided. Consider jotting down any medical issues along with your name and enclose in a ziplock and place in an external pack pocket.