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10-06-2006, 07:59
From the Cumberland Trail Conference:

Food & Lodging is included for volunteers!

The Cumberland Trail Conference has the following volunteer trail building
opportunity. I ask that all of our volunteers to please consider
participating in this event. The weather will be cooler and it will be a
good time to do some trail work. For when you do come out and volunteer to
help build and maintain the trail, it is more than just working on the
trail. We are saving green space for our generation and future generations.
You are giving back so others can enjoy hiking and experience nature.
Generous volunteers that care for hiking trails bring people closer to
nature and to our families thus providing an essential escape from the
treadmill of our modern lives. So build some good hiking karma and come
help on the Cumberland Trail

October 26-November 19, Rock/Possum/Soddy Creek Gorges, Soddy-Daisy, TN: The Cumberland Trail Conference is providing food and lodging at the Lutheran Camp near Soddy-Daisy, Tennessee. This camp has a central building that has a commons area/kitchen with a male and female wing on either side of the commons area. Both wings are open and have several bunk beds and each wing has its own showers and bathrooms. Some of the work to be performed is completing rock and wooden steps, building campsites, installing kiosks, installing sign post and signs, and other trail maintenance items such as removal of fallen trees. The goal is to get this section of the Cumberland Trail in a very hiker-friendly condition.

For more information and to sign-up for this program please contact the
Cumberland Trail Conference at 931-456-6259 or email at
cumberlandtrail at rocketmail.org. This schedule is also posted on our website
at www.cumberlandtrail.org <http://www.cumberlandtrail.org/ > .

Tony Hook

Trail Coordinator

Cumberland Trail Conference

10-06-2006, 20:31
From the website (http://www.cumberlandtrail.org/): (http://www.cumberlandtrail.org/%29:)

The program has been scheduled to take advantage of the cool and dry fall weather in the gorges - perfect to enjoy the outdoors! The leaves will be changing, so be sure to bring your camera and lots of film. The overlooks will be gorgeous.

Work Level: Moderate. You will be back in camp in plenty of time for afternoon hikes or just a lazy canoe ride or fishing.

The program is set up so that you can help for a day, a few days, a week, or whatever time you can schedule.

Note also that this recently constructed 35 rugged miles provide a great winter long weekend hike to help get in shape for an AT thru-hike. The secure paved trailhead parking areas and major bridges are "in construction", so be sure to check the status of the trail ahead of time.
You can call the CTC office at (931) 456-6259. Be sure to ask if the creeks can be safely forded and if the parking areas are scheduled to be paved or painted while you are hiking.