McLeod Masters Trail Crew Report for Jan. 8, 2017; better late than never?

We had 8 brave souls show up for the work day this morning which started out at 14 degrees F. It was cold but thankfully the sun was shining and we didn’t have much wind.


We continued working on the new Dallas Branch trail, which was started after Thanksgiving on the Land Trust of North Alabama’s Monte Sano Mountain Preserve located in Northeast Huntsville, Alabama.


In preparation for the workday, the entire trail had been blown of leaves and debris which was instrumental in the group being so effective in their efforts. We broke out the tools and shortly after 9 a.m. began a short walk to where we began working clipping vines, grubbing (i.e. digging) out trees, cleaning the trail of brush, overhanging limbs, removing rocks, etc. We did take a short break and ate brownies but not to long because you’d begin to get cold again.

We knocked off at noon and ate pizza, provided by the Northeast Huntsville Civic Association, together and talked about trails, the hikers social coming up on Jan. 18th, plus other things. Tatyana helped in the group celebrating the Orthodox Christian Christmas which was yesterday with candy presents that we all received.

All of the high quality photos were provided by Kenn, who graciously supplied them and seemed to enjoy taking. If you’d like to get involved with Trail Crew work days, just send a text message with the word trail to 84483 and you’ll receive notifications.