June 2024 Trail Days

Here’s a list of trail days for the second half of June. Please RSVP for any dates that look interesting:

June 15 (Sat) – GRAFFITI REMOVAL
US221 near Linville Gorge

June 15 (Sat) – RIVER CLEANUP
Nolichucky River

June 20 (Thu) – MICROBLASTING
Spence Ridge bridge wreckage cleanup

June 22-23 (Sat-Sun) – KIOSK KREW
Wilson Creek Trash bag handout

June 22 (Sat) – CROSSCUT SAWING, BRUSHING
Lost Cove Loop upstream of Huntfish Falls

June 26 (Wed) – GRAFFITI REMOVAL
Unaka Mountain

June 27 (Thu) – MICROBLASTING
Spence Ridge bridge wreckage cleanup

Also, coming up in July is the big Wilson Creek cleanup for the July 4 holiday!

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

July 8 (Mon) – TRASH
Wilson Creek River Patrol

May Photos!

SHORTOFF TRAIL – Outward Bound joined us for campsite maintenance between Table Rock and Chimney Gap.

 

CHIMNEY GAP – The Mountains-to-Sea Task Force and USFS summer seasonal crew joined Wild South to begin construction of a few more small-but-important switchbacks. (pics from MST’s Donnie Williams)

 

CHIMNEY GAP – Montreat College came out to Chimney Gap to help decommission old, eroded trail that has now been replaced with super scenic switchbacks.  The only thing tougher than building new trail is properly decommissioning old trail!

 

PINE GAP – Joe, Matt, James, Mike, Lolly, Christen, Ben, and Nick got some practice with the big saws, clearing fallen trees off the north end of the Linville Gorge Trail.

 

NOLICHUCKY GORGE – Wild South and Osprey Whitewater took USFS personnel from the Appalachian Ranger District scouting for cleanup projects along the Noli.  The only way into the beautiful Nolichucky Gorge is by boat.  The next big cleanup is tomorrow, June 15, and there will be more this season.

 

LOST COVE LOOP – Christen, Joe, Rachel, and Tova began the crosscut run around Lost Cove Loop, and cleared a few off Huntfish Falls Trail as well.

 

OLD NC 105 – Hope & West repaired campsites and removed graffiti from boulders on the south end of Old NC 105 bordering Linville Gorge Wilderness.

 

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