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    Default Cumberland Trail big dig - volunteers needed

    The Cumberland Trail Association is looking for lots of volunteers to help put in a new 30 mile section of the Cumberland Trail north of Chattanooga. If anyone has some time on their hands in May or June, they could sure use the help. I plan on spending several yet-to be-determined dates working on the project. Here's a link with more info;

    http://www.cumberlandtrail.org/bigdig.html

    Little Bear
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    http://www.cumberlandtrail.org/bigdig.html

    Holy smokes, Litte Bear!
    A 30 mile section, 100 volunteers every day for 36 days??
    That's quite a project!
    http://www.cumberlandtrail.org/index.html
    The Feeder Creek bridge looks awesome, we could use a few like that in Maine
    Good luck, and thanks for letting us know about the project.
    Teej

    "[ATers] represent three percent of our use and about twenty percent of our effort," retired Baxter Park Director Jensen Bissell.

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    Default Re: Re: Cumberland Trail big dig - volunteers needed

    Originally posted by TJ aka Teej
    http://www.cumberlandtrail.org/bigdig.html


    A 30 mile section, 100 volunteers every day for 36 days??
    That's quite a project!
    Yah Marge. (Did ya see Fargo?)

    My new home is 5 minutes from the southern terminus of the Cumberland Trail. It starts high on the Cumberland Escarpment at a place known as Signal Point. Signal Point is part of the National Park Service system, and is a historic battlefield area. Signal Point overlooks the City of Chattanooga and the Grand Canyon of Tennessee where the Tennessee River wends its way through a gorge. Its a real pretty area.

    The trail will one day go from Signal Point all the way to Kentucky. A length of over 400 miles. Pretty cool, eh? It was no small part of me buying a home in Signal Mountain, TN. In addition to being 7-8 degrees cooler (year round) than Chattanooga, close proximity to hiking trails (not to mention good schools) is always a plus.

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    Will it connect up with the existing long trail in KY? Daniel Boone? White Turtle? Or is it still called the Cumberland Trail in KY?

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    Got, does it connect up with the Sheltowee Trace trail in KY?


    Nevermind. Just did a bit of looking around. The Cumberland trail terminates must farther west along the KY-TN border than I orignally thought. The Sheltowee Trace trail starts at the eastern end of their common border.

    Too bad.
    Yellow Jacket -- Words of Wisdom (tm) go here.

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