The SAWS crew had a beautiful day on the Benton MacKaye Trail (BMT) on February 23 completing some “spring cleaning,” which is trailspeak for clearing the corridor of trees which have fallen during the winter months. Two SAWS staff led 7 volunteers in 96 hours of trail maintenance in Graham County, North Carolina. They started at the Cheoah Dam on Highway 129 and hiked ½ mile up the Slickrock Creek Trail before turning and following the BMT up the Ike Branch Trail for another 1 ½ miles. The crew removed 5 trees, the largest of which was approximately 28 inches in diameter. For opportunities to join the SAWS crew in the field, check out our volunteer calendar. See you on the trail!
The crew sits on a freshly cut tree.