Project Leader: Tyler Kimble Project Dates: April 19 - September 12 Members Arrive June 2
On our fourth hitch we finally got a chance to go backpacking and camp in the backcountry! We were all a little too used our frontcountry luxuries and overloaded our packs to the point where the 3.2 mile hike in was brutal, to say the least. But we made it and were able to enjoy lots of fresh fruits and veggies, not to mention roasted marshmallows. We camped along Buck Creek and while weren't able to fully swim each day after work, per se, we could still dunk our heads in and cool off that way.
With the much shortened hike in and out each day, we were able to accomplish a lot more, despite being down a member for the majority of the hitch. Again, the work was mainly tread restoration, but some brushing and rock crushing was called for as well. I'd say that our crew has become tread experts by now, bench-cutting and backsloping our way to glory. Here are the (more easily measureable) figures for the work we accomplished on this hitch:
Total distance brushed: 0.61 miles
Total distance of tread restored: 0.57 miles