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Meets & Get together's => Event's and M&G's => Topic started by: BearWrangler on May 06, 2018, 02:38:11 PM



Title: PATC Fire Road Maintenance
Post by: BearWrangler on May 06, 2018, 02:38:11 PM
With the express permission of members of the BOD to post here and in coordination with PATC (via volunteer.gov), Iíve negotiated an opportunity to demonstrate a solidarity between hikers and wheelers (both of whom have a deep appreciation of the outdoors) to perform maintenance along a 2 mile stretch of unmaintained fireroad leading up the Blackburn Trail Center in Round Hill, VA. All nestled up against the Appalachian Trail.

- What: Clearing of fallen and collected natural debris.
- Why: Preventative maintenance to reduce risk of serious erosion to the integrity of the road surface and surrounding mountainside.
- Where: 34899 Appalachian Trail Rd, Round Hill, VA 20141
- Who: YOU! All skillsets are welcome!
- Details: Tools will be provided for us but feel free to bring a favorite one if you want. Don't forget to bring food and water, maybe a first-aid kit. Please dress appropriately! We won't be at the beach, we'll be in the woods on a road just like what we wheel on.

Rally Point: Costco in Leesburg
When: June 3
Time: 7:45 AM
Departure: 8:05 AM (sharp)

A quick safety briefing at 8:00 AM and then we're off. Travel duration is 40 minutes.

Please be punctual, fed, and stocked with food, water, and with fuel tanks filled.

Food ideas: Big o' pot of spaghetti, salad, cooler of drinks.

Be considerate and talk with me before cross-posting this event to other groups. Best contact is via fb. Same name as here or just push a note through Danille.


Title: Re: PATC Fire Road Maintenance
Post by: sirjames186 on May 06, 2018, 04:35:04 PM
What day?


Title: Re: PATC Fire Road Maintenance
Post by: BearWrangler on May 07, 2018, 03:34:14 AM
What day?

June 3rd. Updated post. Ty!


Title: Re: PATC Fire Road Maintenance
Post by: Davetopay on May 19, 2018, 09:44:25 AM
I live in round hill :jw

Marking my calendar, but my getting up there will depend upon any number of things including fixing the pile. :tu


Title: Re: PATC Fire Road Maintenance
Post by: BearWrangler on May 21, 2018, 06:45:53 AM
I live in round hill :jw

Marking my calendar, but my getting up there will depend upon any number of things including fixing the pile. :tu

That's awesome! If you're that close, I'm sure I can send a member over to pick you up.

DM me.



Title: Re: PATC Fire Road Maintenance
Post by: Davetopay on June 02, 2018, 11:39:22 PM
I went up their yesterday and all seemed good. I even looked for trash. Didn't notice any They had even recently had the access road graded. I'll try to have myself up and running in time to come up and see whats shakin'.


Title: Re: PATC Fire Road Maintenance
Post by: Davetopay on June 03, 2018, 07:42:47 AM
The word of the day is "HIGHWATER".