The Buckeye Trail is predominately a 1,444 mile hiking trail within the four corners of Ohio. The North Country National Scenic Trail is about 4,600 miles from New York to North Dakota by way of Upper Peninsula Michigan. In this area, the two are concurrent. This work week will focus on trail maintenance in the Marietta Unit of the Wayne National Forest. At the time of the event, we’ll most likely be incommunicado. The best way to reach us is before 8am and after 3pm at the Little Muskingum Watershed Association. Otherwise, our several teams can be dispersed in various parts of the forest.
Description: Trail maintenance of the Road Fork and Whipple Sections’ off road areas. This will include chainsawing of downed trees, mowing, weed whacking, pruning, and possible freshening of blazes for a little over 30 miles in the heat of July. We will need all the help we can get. We will leave for work at 8:00am and quit at 3:00pm.
Camping: Camping will be at the Little Muskingum Watershed Association building, located at SR26 and Thomas Ridge Rd (T 88) Hot showers and flush toilets are available in the building. Donations to the LMWA for use of the facilities are appreciated. Camping GPS coordinates are 39.54184, -81.22484.
Meals: This is a “Chuck Wagon” event. It’s a 3,000lb trailer pulled by a truck with everything needed to cook and feed work party volunteers. Meals will be provided free (donations accepted) for the first 20 volunteers to sign up with MD Edmonds, firstname.lastname@example.org by July 14th, 2018. Please note: if you are arriving Friday, the Friday night meal is NOT included – please bring your own.
While it’s not required, participants are requested to RSVP on the Friends of the Buckeye Trail Meetup group at https://www.meetup.com/BuckeyeTrailFriends/.