Midweek Crew, came the rescue. They are a group of retirees from the Roanoke region who hold numerous years of trail work under their belt. Many have helped maintain the Appalachian Trail along with other trails in the surrounding area.
They are a tough crew! I hiked up after lunch and caught them in action -- I was shocked at how much had been completed in only 2 hours. The new connector trail is a much needed addition to our trail system and we are quite excited to utilize it this season.
In addition, the Midweek crew will also be doing some clearing on the Indian Trail which is quite overgrown. They will also be working on recreating all of our trail signs so that they are uniform and provide clear directions to trail users. I also have another volunteer from Virginia Tech who is redesigning our trail maps to make them easier to interpret and reflect trail changes. Our new maps will also correlate with the color blazes on our trails.
We are honored to have such wonderful volunteers helping us at Mountain Lake. Stay tuned to see the finished trail!