Tuesday, July 17, 2007

Crews Eat Too Much and Get Big in the Process!!

A beautiful stretch of new trail courtesy of Konnarock

The crew patiently waits for their first round (of many) servings at the The Homeplace resturant in Catawba, VA

Cristine breaks through the ribbon for the trail opening ceremony (it was also chrisened with a bottle of water)

A Volunteer paints a new blaze on the newly opened

Ted, Brian, and Crew #1 headed up to the Roanoke area to continue working on the Angel's Gap project with the Roanoke Appalachian Trail Club. On Saturday night, I was fortunate enough to meet up with the crew at The Homeplace for their famous never-ending parade of fried chicken, green beans, mashed potatoes, gravy, biscuits, roast beef, apple butter, cobbler, ice cream, coffee, tea, and lemonade. We of course ate way too much but as you probably know, it's not too hard to burn it off the next day.

Meanwhile, Christine, Kelly, and Crew #2 headed down to finish up work on the Big Bald project on the North Carolina/Tennessee border. As you can tell by the pictures, the crew had a "BIG" time (sorry, I couldn't resist) opening a new section of the AT and got to paint blazes to boot!



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