July 2024 Trail Days

Lots happening in July! Please RSVP for any dates that look interesting:

July 3  (Wed) – TRASH & CAMPSITES
Ephraim Place, Unaka

July 5 (Fri) – BUILDING NEW TRAIL
Upper Chimney Gap  near Amp turnoff

July 4-7 (Thu-Sun) – KIOSK KREW
Wilson Creek Trash bag handout

July 8 (Mon) – TRASH
Wilson Creek River Patrol

July 10  (Wed) – GRAFFITI REMOVAL
Unaka Mountain

July 11 (Thu) – MICROBLASTER
That’s right: explosives.  Spence Ridge.

July 13 (Sat) – CROSSCUT
Lost Cove & Harper Creek

July 17  (Wed) – HIKE, TRASH, CAMPSITES
Dick Creek

July 17 (Wed ) – CAMPSITES
Table Rock

July 20 (Sat) – BUILDING NEW TRAIL
Upper Chimney Gap  near Amp turnoff

July 20-21 (Sat-Sun) – KIOSK KREW
Wilson Creek Trash bag handout

July 24  (Wed) – DISCOVER ROCK CREEK PARK!
Kids educational, snorkeling event

July 25 (Thu) – MICROBLASTER
That’s right: more explosives.  Spence Ridge.

July 27 (Sat) – CROSSCUT, BRUSH, STREAM CROSSINGS
Lost Cove Creek

 

June Photos!

NOLICHUCKY RIVER – Wild South went fishing on the Noli in June, and caught 41 tires and 2 trailers full of miscellaneous trash.  Huge shout out to Appalachian Paddling Enthusiasts, Blue Ridge Paddling, and Osprey Whitewater for their partnership in making this cleanup a success!

 

PISGAH NATIONAL FOREST NEAR LINVILLE FALLS – Volunteers cleaned up a big graffiti mess in the otherwise beautiful forest just up the mountain from North Cove.

 

LOST COVE LOOP – Wild South is busy in Lost Cove Wilderness Study Area this year.  Volunteers have been working their way upstream from Huntfish Falls — brushing, sawing, and rock-armoring eroded stream crossings.

 

CHIMNEY GAP – Building on the huge success of last winter’s trail internship team, volunteers have been rerouting the upper north end of the trail through Chimney Gap.  Weather is warmer now, and the going is tough, but it’s a great project.  Shout out to Outward Bound for lending a hand on the hardest part of the dig.

 

ROCK TRAINING – Volunteers enjoyed a two-day workshop to learn advanced rock cracking and moving techniques for trail building and streambank erosion control.

 

Wild South’s Community Conservation Corps is a network of Southern National Forest communities working together to care for the wild places they love!