Little Soddy Creek Historic Coal Mining Loop
January 7 – 14, 2012. Students from the University of Kansas worked in the Soddy Gorge Segment in Hamilton County. The goal was to create an interpretative loop trail through the Little Soddy Creek historic coal mining area. A brochure about this loop is available here. Under CTC supervision, students and other volunteers built the loop trail, picked up trash in the area, and marked the trail with yellow blazes. Volunteers donated 410 hours to complete this project.
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The creek crossing shown above was stabilized and turned into a step over rock crossing during the week. Temperatures were in the 40’s and overcast. Yes, the water was cold . . .
With any luck, these students will return one day with their families, point proudly and say, “I built that.”