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    So the AT Crews in the CMC are heading out on Wed. Looks like we are going to have 3 teams between Street Gap and Spivey Gap. Pumped about being on a crew!!!

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    Im gonna miss that Chaco. I wont be in the area until Thur. I will be working Mt Camerer to Snowbird Thur-Sat.
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    Quote Originally Posted by Chaco Taco View Post
    So the AT Crews in the CMC are heading out on Wed. Looks like we are going to have 3 teams between Street Gap and Spivey Gap. Pumped about being on a crew!!!
    Watch out Chaco Taco...we maintainers will probably talk you into helping with Konnarock. Carolina's project this year is....relocating trail in between Flint Gap up to Shelton Graves.

    Plus, the Carolina Club's MST crew will need a lot of help clearing blowdowns all along its Blue Ridge Parkway section.
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    To all maintainers and AT trail clubs--

    Thank you, thank you, thank you!!!!!

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    This is one aspect of the hiking community I have been excitted about joining. Did a Hardcore with Bob in Rutland on our Thru and loved it. Glad I can be a part of this living in Asheville!!! One of the many benefits of living here!!!

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    Quote Originally Posted by Rain Man View Post
    To all maintainers and AT trail clubs--

    Thank you, thank you, thank you!!!!!

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    Did my spring walk through the same day, from Big Bald to Little Bald. Big Bald and it's northern shoulder were virtually free of snow, but as soon as you started to descend (northbound) into the woods towards the shelter the snow got thick. 12-18 inches in some places. Locating the trail was difficult, as the myriad of hiker tracks could attest. I did my best to stomp where the trail goes and placed sticks over the wrong tracks in the snow.

    Walked all the way to Little Bald and back, beautiful sunny day. Need another week or two like that to melt all the snow. Rat went down from Little Bald to Spivey Gap and reported 24 inch drifts on the trail near the top. Tough hiking through there. The calendar may say spring but it's still winter at 5,000 feet.
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    went out the past 3 days on the section from I-40 to Brown Gap (just south of Max Patch). The trail is now open, that is to say you dont have to get off trail to go around the blowdowns very often. There are still over 150 large trees down across the trail there, but you can walk the trail without having to go around all the debris.

    Chaco, let me know the next time a crew goes out. I have free time during the week and can plan to help out. Even better that I am now chainsaw certified.
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    Quote Originally Posted by Ox97GaMe View Post
    went out the past 3 days on the section from I-40 to Brown Gap (just south of Max Patch). The trail is now open, that is to say you dont have to get off trail to go around the blowdowns very often. There are still over 150 large trees down across the trail there, but you can walk the trail without having to go around all the debris.

    Chaco, let me know the next time a crew goes out. I have free time during the week and can plan to help out. Even better that I am now chainsaw certified.
    Wed 8 oclock am. Ill post the spot when I know

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    Quote Originally Posted by Chaco Taco View Post
    So the AT Crews in the CMC are heading out on Wed. Looks like we are going to have 3 teams between Street Gap and Spivey Gap. Pumped about being on a crew!!!
    I just hiked that section and it's in pretty good shape.

    Now, the TEHCC folks will be needing some major help.......

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    A friend and I did Spivey G. to the Nolichucky this weekend. The first couple of miles north of Spivey had been cleaned up by maintainers and looked great. However, we hit a section about halfway to No Business Knob shelter with some horrible blowdowns. A couple of times we just stopped and thought "Now whadda we do?" These were on very steep slopes, and we couldn't see an obvious bypass that didn't require rappelling ropes and crampons for mud. We finally made it through, but it was VERY slow going. A special thanks to all trail maintainers, even Chaco.

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    Quote Originally Posted by Mango View Post
    A friend and I did Spivey G. to the Nolichucky this weekend. The first couple of miles north of Spivey had been cleaned up by maintainers and looked great. However, we hit a section about halfway to No Business Knob shelter with some horrible blowdowns. A couple of times we just stopped and thought "Now whadda we do?" These were on very steep slopes, and we couldn't see an obvious bypass that didn't require rappelling ropes and crampons for mud. We finally made it through, but it was VERY slow going. A special thanks to all trail maintainers, even Chaco.
    Those are definitely major blowdowns... I was hiking before dawn and climbed over and around them using a headlamp.

    I hiked from Devil's Fork Gap to Nolichucky this past weekend and didn't see anybody all the way to NBK shelter -did you stay there Saturday night? I went by there around 8:00 am and there were 2 people sleeping in the shelter and a couple of tents.

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    Quote Originally Posted by Mango View Post
    A friend and I did Spivey G. to the Nolichucky this weekend. The first couple of miles north of Spivey had been cleaned up by maintainers and looked great. However, we hit a section about halfway to No Business Knob shelter with some horrible blowdowns. A couple of times we just stopped and thought "Now whadda we do?" These were on very steep slopes, and we couldn't see an obvious bypass that didn't require rappelling ropes and crampons for mud. We finally made it through, but it was VERY slow going. A special thanks to all trail maintainers, even Chaco.
    Nah I aint really been out yet. Heading out Wed if all goes well

    YEa Street Gap to Spivey Got alot of attention. I think they are heading in south this week to get the big stuff

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    Quote Originally Posted by 10-K View Post
    Those are definitely major blowdowns... I was hiking before dawn and climbed over and around them using a headlamp.

    I hiked from Devil's Fork Gap to Nolichucky this past weekend and didn't see anybody all the way to NBK shelter -did you stay there Saturday night? I went by there around 8:00 am and there were 2 people sleeping in the shelter and a couple of tents.
    Thats why the call it No Business...no one should have any business there...lol

    Spivey Gap to Nolichucky is a very remote. Hard to access area for maintainers.
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    What about driving down the road from Spivey Gap? The one that goes to the bottom of Temple Hill by Granny Lewis Creek. Its been a few years but a good 4x4 would make it up the old road to the AT. Otherwise I think its about 1/2 - 1 mile walk to the AT from there. But the gravel road from the top of Spivey is long.

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    Quote Originally Posted by 10-K View Post
    I just hiked that section and it's in pretty good shape.

    Now, the TEHCC folks will be needing some major help.......
    We have been cranking full steam for weeks. You should see how many trail maintenance reports are coming in. There was more trail covered than not on the weekend of the 20th when it was so nice. My section is clear by golly - even though no one likes it.
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    Quote Originally Posted by Tennessee Viking View Post
    Thats why the call it No Business...no one should have any business there...lol

    Spivey Gap to Nolichucky is a very remote. Hard to access area for maintainers.
    There was a jeep parked on a logging road about 2 miles north of NBK shelter - I guess ya'll probably know about that, right?

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    Quote Originally Posted by Tennessee Viking View Post
    Thats why the call it No Business...no one should have any business there...lol

    Spivey Gap to Nolichucky is a very remote. Hard to access area for maintainers.
    And that climb outta Spivey aint no joke either

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    The work order for tomorrow 3/31/10 is Garenflo Gap up to Bluff Mtn and they will have a saw crew up there as well

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    Quote Originally Posted by Tennessee Viking View Post
    Watch out Chaco Taco...we maintainers will probably talk you into helping with Konnarock. Carolina's project this year is....relocating trail in between Flint Gap up to Shelton Graves.

    Plus, the Carolina Club's MST crew will need a lot of help clearing blowdowns all along its Blue Ridge Parkway section.
    Does anyone know if the Flint mtn>Shelton graves will go through the Rocky Fork purchase?Is there a link to a map of the relo?

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