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APPALACHIAN TRAIL RELOCATION, DUNCANNON, PA – WORK TRIP

Hike Leader:
Jerry Wright

Approximately 1,000 ft of new trail will be constructed from the ridge crest above the parking lot to the intersection of the AT on the same contour line. This is to eliminate a PUD – pointless up and down. Moderate level of labor. Currently there is about 300 ft of trail to finish the reroute. […]

HIGH ROCK AREA, SPRING CLEAN-UP – WORK TRIP

Hike Distance:
2.0 Miles
Hike Difficulty:
Moderate
Hike Leader:
Jerry Wright

This is a chronic problem spot because there is a popular county park adjacent to the AT and easily accessible by car with no ranger presence. We will clean up graffiti, pick up litter and do basic trail maintenance on the AT in the area of High Rock Park near PenMar. We will split into […]

Appalachian Trail relocation. Final work trip and opening.

Hike Distance:
2.0 Miles
Hike Difficulty:
Moderate
Hike Leader:
Jerry Wright

There are about 100 ft of treadway left to construct thru a rocky section. Based on previous trips, this will take between 2 and 3 hours depending on how many participate. There is additional work for opening including painting over the old blazes and using a distance wheel to get exact distances for a final […]

Appalachian Trail maintenance: stepping stones at Warner Hollow

Hike Distance:
1.0 Miles
Hike Difficulty:
Moderate
Hike Leader:
Jerry Wright

We will be replacing the planks with stepping stones using a grip-hoist to move them into place. We have a small crew with the hoist so we can use a few more to assist. We'll be using rock bars, pick-mattocks and shovels to maneuver stones into place. The work location is about 100 ft from […]

Appalachian Trail Crew at Tagg Run, Micheaux State Forest, PA

Hike Distance:
2.0 Miles
Hike Difficulty:
Moderate
Hike Leader:
Jerry Wright

This is a special project to block off an unauthorized road and camp sites in Micheaux State Forest that encroach on the Appalachian Trail. A park ranger will accompany the crew since we will be rearranging the forest floor. We'll be moving boulders with a grip hoist, breaking up fire rings and brushing in disturbed […]

AT rehabilitation at Tagg Run

Hike Distance:
2.0 Miles
Hike Difficulty:
Moderate
Hike Leader:
Jerry Wright

The trip on Sept 8 was successful in blocking a rogue access road to in the forest. Now we have a lot of work left in rehabilitating about an acre of damaged land plus doing preliminary layout for a trail relocation and new bridge across Tagg Run. A variety of work for a wide range […]

AT maintenance – Tagg Run bridge replacement

Hike Distance:
2.0 Miles
Hike Leader:
Jerry Wright

After years of planning and getting project approvals from multiple agencies, we finally have permission to start replacing the bridge at Tagg Run near Mt. Holly Springs, PA. The span is 38 ft with side rails 4 ft high. Over 600 board feet of lumber will be milled on site and placed on stringers. We […]

2023 Patapsco FUN Series – Day 1 – Woodstock – Volunteer Opportunity

Hike Leader:
Steve Kempler

Go to registration at: https://x.gldn.io/e/0tCH30BRayb DESCRIPTION Kicking off the 2023 Patapsco Fun Series in the Woodstock area of the park! Pre-registration only. Warning, there is a 3-mile hike to the work site!                Purpose Helping build and maintain over 240 miles of trail in one of the country's largest […]

Appalachian Trail – Tagg Run bridge replacement

Hike Distance:
2.0 Miles
Hike Difficulty:
Moderate
Hike Leader:
Jerry Wright

This trip will be focused on preparing the stringer logs for later use plus cutting slabs from other logs to make bridge decking. There is about 80 linear feet of logs that need to be debarked by hand and elevated off the ground. We have a variety of hand tools to work with and space […]

Appalachian Trail – Tagg Run bridge replacement

Hike Distance:
2.0 Miles
Hike Difficulty:
Moderate
Hike Leader:
Jerry Wright

This trip will be focused on foundation and rock work with a few people assisting with cutting slabs from oak trees to make into decking. We'll be laying out the foundations, digging pits for foundation stone, breaking up stone for crush & fill in the bottom of the pits and splitting a couple of boulders […]

The Patapsco Fun Series

All the rain requires the FUN day to be rescheduled to Sunday, May 7. If you registered but can't make it please cancel your registration. If you had not registered, here is another chance. If you registered and can make it, no further action is necessary. Please see the following link for additional information, registration, […]