Hike 100 NCT Challenge (Miles 42.4 to 44.9)

In celebration of the National Park Service's Centennial Anniversary, we are hiking 100 miles of the North Country Trail in 2016.

 
In August we volunteered for a weekend with the Heritage Chapter to help build a new section of the NCT near Copper Falls State Park in northern Wisconsin. Trail building is hard work but it's also very rewarding. You eye-ball a path through the forest then start clearing away rocks, logs, hummocks, duff and roots to create a smooth and level path.

It was a hot, muggy and buggy weekend.
"Bench" work = taking the angle out of a hill to make the trail flat and level.

The tiniest mushroom.

Before & After

Sometimes it feels like you're not making much progress, but at the end of the day, when you walk back over all of the new trail you've just cut in, there's a huge sense of accomplishment.

 


Comments

karen said…
I love your teeny tiny mushroom! Good luck on your goal :)

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