Project Leader: Trevor Knight Project Start Date: May 22 - November 22, 2010 Olympic National Forest P.O. Box 1802 Hoodsport, WA 98548 Phone: 208.608.6319 Email address: email@example.com
Hitch 7: August 23rd – September 1st 2010.
The Hitch of All Trades: Grasses, Passes, Slugs, Meeting New Mugs, Comings and Goings.
Heading out for our 7th hitch, there was plenty on our minds. We had a crew member about to depart, the trail we had been working on for 3 months coming to an end and the season about to change. Before heading to the Wynoochee Valley, we had an opportunity to see a little more of the Olympic National Forest. We headed up to Pine Lake to help work on a project with one of the forest botanist. There we covered a non native invasive grass, the Reed Canary Grass with fabric, to prevent further growth. This was a great opportunity for our crew to extend our hands for help and to see the other careers working on a forest. On Wednesday, we headed out to the Nooch to start the last part of the trail leading to Coho Campground. We started right by the river ford and worked our way South. We ended up logging out around 82 downed trees on the way. Also, there were places in the trail that needed substantial amounts of brushing. On Thursday we said our goodbyes to Cody as he was on his way East. We finished the trail brushing and logging out the next few days. The last day the rain and the slugs were out in full force! We headed back to Hoodsport getting ready for our big day in Tacoma. On Wednesday we got the opportunity to honor Congressman Norm Dicks with the Elizabeth (Titus) Puntam Award.