by Ed Lawrence, KTA Trail Care Coordinator
June is usually the busiest month of the Trail Care schedule, and this season is no exception. The first weekend of the month (May 31–June 3) will take willing volunteers up to the north-central woods, where the Donut Hole Trail Care will be based out of Hyner Run State Park, Clinton County. There is never a shortage of work on this 89-mile-long trail, so Crew Leader Tony Robbins would appreciate your participation.
The Mid State Trail Everett Region weeklong (Tuesday, June 12–Sunday, June 17) crew will once again be staying at Tenley Park in Everett. All meals for attendees will be provided by the fabulous Church Ladies. This is an opportunity to experience an extended period of trail work while feeling pampered at the same time, with hot showers and excellent food. Volunteers do not have to commit to the whole week but can come as their schedules allow. Let Crew Leader Deb Dunkle know ahead of time so she can be sure that you have a place at the table.
The Trail Care weekend of June 21-24 will continue with a focus on the Mid State Trail, but this time on the northern (Tioga) Region. Leader Pete Fleszar has reserved space in the Twin Streams Campground for the event and has a ready to-do list he is hoping to work through.
The Baker Trail in western Pennsylvania will be the site of the second Trail Care of 2018 (June 26–July 1) and be based out of Creek Bend Campground. Volunteers will again be well-fed during the week in exchange for helping to improve sections of the 141-mile-long trail. Contact Leader Dewaine Beard to register.
Volunteers are the backbone of KTA’s Trail Care Program. By becoming part of the Trail Care community, you will experience firsthand the rewards of trail work, continue the tradition of service to the hiking community that KTA has fostered since 1985, and make good and lasting friendships along the way.
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