The following is an email from Bob Fulcher, Cumberland Trail State Park Manager:
Thanks to everyone. In the past couple weeks, we’ve had two groups of a dozen trail builders up there hiking in post-construction short pants. We saw relatively little poison ivy on the CT up to the intersection with the new loop trail south of the stairway. Grass and other forbs have grown up into the trail on that new loop, and it definitely needs mowing attention and completion of construction. There may be considerable poison ivy farther down the CT toward the campsite. But thank goodness there aren’t four-wheelers mowing it down for us like in the “good ole days!” We certainly appreciate the continued help from TTA and Fairfield – they’ve made a big difference over the years.
We have the miles of Brady Mountain clearing scheduled again next week and the following week. It gets chest high on that trail between June and August, as hiking slows down so much up there. It should be open for hiking as the weather gets right.
–Bob Fulcher, Park Manager.
Fri. Aug. 21- Black Mountain Trail Clearing Meet at 9am (CT) at parking lot on top of the mountain. Bring your hand tools, gloves, water and sunshine to this morning work party.
Week at a Glance – Week of August 24, 2015
We have officially broken ground and started building trail at our Hebbertsberg Road trail head. In addition we will be working a standard three day week Tuesdays through Thursday with the crew. There is an open invitation to all who may want to come out and help. Please let us know if you would like to volunteer. The more the merrier and we would love to have you even for a few hours. Contact me at any time with questions or concerns. Also please join us on Facebook and Instagram.
Much Thanks – Mitch Wolfe
Sat. Oct. 24- Next CTC Board meeting at EdenRidge and Daddy’s Creek work site. 9am to 1pm (CT) This will be a field meeting and may include trail work lead by Mitch since it will be the last week of the Big Dig Program. In the event of inclement weather meeting will be held at Methodist Church in Crossville.
Plateau Chapter- Wednesday Morning Hikes- TTA holds a leaderless hike approx. 5-7 miles in length every Wed. Contact Bill Harris 931- 484-9152 or visit Plateau Chapter blog at ttaplateauchapter.blogspot for info.
Chapter Meeting Evening program by Dennis Gregg on: Encourage Native Plants and Stop Invasive Plants was very informative with facts from Obed Watershed Community Association. Visit www.obedwatershed.org to learn the diversity of different species in our area.
Tues. Aug. 25 Work Day– Pioneer Loop Cumberland Mountain State Park– Meet at 1pm (CT) at boat dock parking lot. Spend the afternoon help clearing trail. Bring hand tools, gloves and water.
Wanting to learn new things, expand your knowledge??? CTC is offering training certification opportunities in chainsaw, wagonmasters, CPR and First Aide. Interested applicants contact CTC office.