Project Leader: Christy Dunbar 208.631.7339 firstname.lastname@example.org Project Dates: June 3 - August 15
Hitch 5: August 3, 2010 – August 11, 2010
Spot beacon and vehicle checks: Hannah
Total trail maintained: 33,800 feet
Total trail reestablished: 12,380 feet
Drainage structures: 16
For the final hitch, the crew returned back to the Carson River/High Trail Trailhead to work on the High Trail. We had a busy first couple days with our agency contact, Jeff Weise, coming out with a videographer to do a report on ARRA funding. On the same day was a visit from our SCA Trail Corps manager, Chris Sparks. Working from the same trailhead where we had started in the beginning of the season made for a great close to the trail work. The High Trail had projects that utilized all of the crew’s skills from the summer: we were able to complete six and a half miles of necessary tread, drainage, logging, and brushing.
In the crew’s final three days back at the Wheeler Guard Station before finishing the season on August 15, we took care of tool and gear maintenance, organized Americorps documentation for the crew’s education awards, and handled the rest of the end-of-season logistics. After such a great summer forming such a strong team bond together in the Carson-Iceberg Wilderness and the Wheeler Guard Station outside Bridgeport, it was bittersweet to leave when the time came.