HIGHLIGHTS – Build a Foot of Trail for $4 ! . . . . . Former WagonMasters and new Local Volunteers for BreakAway . No Charge 1st Aid Training . . . McGill Creek Bridge . . . Another Thru Hiker ! . . . . . .
Just $4 a Foot to Build the CT
You can help build the CT for just $4 a foot ! The Cumberland trail is build on donations, grants and foundation assistance. Donations from individuals are critical to the construction process. Donations help cover the many expenses that grants do not, including office expenses, printing, postage and mundane things like new tire for the truck.
If you hike the CT or take part in construction as a trail volunteer, please take a moment to make a donation and help build another few yards of trail.
Make your check to:
Cumberland Trails Conference
and mail to:
409 Thurman Avenue, Suite 102, Crossville, TN 38555
Just $24 builds another Two Yards of trail !
Volunteer for BreakAway 2018
BreakAway this year works on the link between Black Mountain and Ozone Falls in Cumberland County. If you have never volunteered
during BreakAway, consider making the time this year. Over 160 college students will join the paid crew and a dozen local volunteers to make the connection happen !
Never built trail before? Not sure what this is all about ? No problem. You will be assigned to a crew lead by a Wagon Master (crew leader) and learn along with the students. Tools and meals provided too. Work days are Monday, Tuesday, Thursday and Friday. Sunday after dinner is the orientation, introductions and safety demonstration.
Call the CTC Office and let them know what day – or days – you expect to be there. They will provide directions and information on accommodations.
931 456 6259
or email: firstname.lastname@example.org
Returning WagonMasters –
We look forward to seeing you again ! Please call or email the office and let them know which days or weeks you plan to volunteer. This helps with figuring meals and accommodations and well as crew assignments.
931 456 6259 or : email@example.com
CTC Volunteers Get Free First Aid Training
The next First Aid / ADE / CPR certification class is 24 February at the First United Methodist Church on Main Street, Crossville. If you have volunteered with the CTC, you are eligible for this no charge, valuable training. Call the office at 931 456 6259 to reserve your seat.
McGill Creek Bridge Takes Shape
The CTSST continues work on the McGill Creek bridge along with help from Don Deakins and his Cumberland Trail Volunteers organization. The crew hauled over 9,000 pounds of concrete bags and other material into the site during the first week of December. The bridge site is accessible on the completed trail from Brayton Mountain Road. The hike in is about two miles. If the crew is there, you might get to help out.
The bridge itself is the prototype for a “Gator Bridge” designed as a cooperative project of the State Park system, the CTC and the Gator Bridge Company of Florida.
Another Thru Hiker !
A fourth known thru hiker stopped into the CTC office and shared his experiences. Andrew Funke made the south bound trek in 38 days starting on 9 July 2017. Favorite sections: North Chickamuga Creek Gorge and the Obed River. Congratulations Andrew !