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MRATC Activities and Information, Week of Apr. 14 – 20, 2024

 

MRATC TRAIL WORK:

Wed. April 17th. Meet at Straight Branch parking by the Creeper Trail at 9:30.  We will be working with Jerry Kyle of ATC to install rungs on a tricky rocky outcropping on the AT about .6 miles south of the Taylor's Valley spur. We need about 4 people total to help carry the necessary tools and gear to the site.  A pickup should be driving the gear within about ¼ mile of the work location via the Creeper Trail. The walk from Straight Branch to that point is a bit over 1 ¼ miles.

In addition, there are a few areas of trail requiring some rehabilitation that several club members can work on a short distance north of the rocky outcrop.

Please e-mail mratcinfo@gmail.com if you would like to help. 

 

MRATC HIKES:  

The next club hikes on the schedule will be Thu. Apr. 25 and Sat. Apr. 27. 

                                         

 

VISITOR USE MANAGEMENT MEETING, Mon., Apr. 15 , 1 p.m. - live at the Damascus Trail Center and on Zoom.  

 

 

DAMASCUS APPALACHIAN TRAIL DAYS, Fri. May 17 – Sun. May 19.

Go to https://www.visitdamascus.org/traildays.html for ongoing updated information.

 

EARTH DAY FESTIVAL IN ABINGDON, Sat., Apr. 20, 9-1; corner of Cummings and W. Main. 

 

MT. ROGERS NATURALIST RALLY CELEBRATES 50TH ANNIVERSARY with an outstanding array of field trips May 10-12. For details and registration, visit:

https://blueridgediscoverycenter.org/mount-rogers-spring-naturalist-rally-2024

 

PRESCRIBED BURNS: The Forest Service in Tennessee and Virginia are planning prescribed burns for this spring. Since prescribed burns are weather-dependent, there may be little advanced notice of a burn along the A.T. If you encounter prescribed burn operations while hiking, follow all instructions from posted signs and fire crews. Prescribed burns in the A.T. corridor may cause temporary Trail closures; be prepared to wait for up to several hours for the Trail to reopen or find an alternative route. Hikers may see smoke from prescribed burns in lands near the A.T. If you ever encounter or suspect a wildfire on the A.T., call 911. 

 

KONNAROCK CREW 2024

If you would like to spend a few days doing trail work with the Konnarock Crew this spring or summer, this is the link to a Google doc. to see the projects and locations and sign up:

https://docs.google.com/forms/d/e/1FAIpQLSdP7sR78fmTJ9pmO6whPdvfD9hUOpeL_M-YnGHylw2tZcUuwQ/viewform?usp=sf_link

 

WILDERNESS SKILLS INSTITUTE:  Dates and course offerings listed on website:

https://wildernessskillsinstitute.org/sawsi/

                             

DAMASCUS TRAIL CENTER

The Trail Center is  open 10 – 5 Thu. - Mon. in the early spring season. Phone: 276-323-3046.

 

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