This week Trail Walker got news and photos from the Catskills via Trail Conference staff member Jeff Senterman. Jeff has been assisting volunteers who are building a new woods route for the Long Path in the Catskills near Phoenicia. In this first back-country extended service trip for the Trail Conference (the work area is several miles from a trailhead), volunteers have been living and trail building on Cross Mountain for the week, working to get the LP off roads and into the woods. Jeff’s help has included hiking supplies up to the crew. He reports, “they are doing great work and getting lots done.”
Volunteers from two of our crews–the Long Path Crew and our Long Distance Trails Crew, which specializes in technical rock work projects that help prevent erosion in steep areas–are involved. Anyone with energy and stamina and a good attitude is welcome. There is work for all.
Additional extended outings will take place later this summer. New participants are welcome. Day-hikers also are needed to help keep our volunteers supplied.