Volunteers ! Multiple Trail Building opportunities ! Ever want to help build a wilderness hiking trail? There are many opportunities during the month of March . . . .
In addition to the annual Alternative Spring Break event, the Cumberland Trail State Scenic Trail will be working on new section of trail that will connect the Morgan County Visitor Center in Wartburg, TN to the top of Bird Mountain, headed north toward Frozen Head State Park & State Natural Area.
Weather permitting; volunteers are invited to assist with construction. Tools and training are provided and no experience is required.
Dates for this event are: Saturday 3/10. Then April 14, May 5th, June 16 and July 14.
Volunteers will meet at the Morgan County Visitor Center at 10:00am for an orientation/safety meeting. Work will conclude by 3:30pm.
Volunteers will need lunch, water and extra water. Please dress in layers for the weather, including long pants and long sleeves. Bring a rain jacket, and wear closed-toe shoes. If you have your own work gloves, bring them, otherwise tools and gloves will be supplied by the park.
*Volunteer hours can fulfill Tennessee Promise Scholarship requirements.
*Volunteers under the age of 18 must have a parent/guardian present.
The Morgan County Visitor Center is located at 3804 Morgan County Hwy (at the junction of US-27 and TN-62).
Hiking clubs, church groups and civic groups welcome !
*To RSVP or for questions, contact Ranger Ingram at 423-419-9516
Meanwhile, Alternative Spring Break continues in Cumberland County all of March.
This year ASB is working to fill the gap between Ozone Falls State Park and Black mountain. The six mile piece of trail will hug Fall Creek under Ozone falls, then rise more than 700 feet to cross several ridges and three creeks heading almost due west toward the existing trail on Black Mountain.
Call the CTC Office to get directions to the work area or Camp Ozone if you would like to volunteer. No experience necessary! We train! Just bring work gloves, bug spray, lunch and work/hiking shoes.
Full ASB 2018 photo albums on our Facebook page HERE.
Week One completed 4,100 feet of trail ! Forty-eight students from Boston, Pitt and Michigan State joined regular staff and local volunteers to make a big dent in the new connection ! Great thanks to all !
During Week 2 CTC hosted 20 students from Indiana University of Pennsylvania and University of South Florida. Florida students were very excited to be greeted by real snow on Monday morning. By 1 PM the wind died down and we were able to hike and get in two solid hours of work. Along with trail crew and local volunteers the students constructed over 1,500 feet of new trail including many stone steps. Shauna says, “Thank you all for your help. You are appreciated more than you know!”
Week Three we were joined by students from Centre College and 20 volunteers from Whole Foods ! They dodged rain and snow to complete 1,800 feet of trail.
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.
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