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Middle Fork Trail Work Weekend a Huge Success!

Eleven OTG crew members spent three days on the Middle Fork Trail, teaming with USFS personnel and pack horse support. The group repaired tread and fixed eroded trail sections, in addition to clearing 40 downed trees on the Middle Fork Trail and 10 trees on the Porphyry Trail!  The Backcountry Crew is looking forward to their next work weekend on August 15th and 16th (see Volunteer tab).

Kricket Sherer, USFS, works with Tim Foulkes to repair a cairn on the trail.

Kricket Sherer, USFS Recreation Ranger, and Bryn Marah, Stock Manager, leading the pack string up the trail.

Kricket Scherer, USFS, and Steve Hertzfeld, OTG Volunteer, partner on the cross cut saw.  Only hand saws can be used to clear trees in Wilderness.

Tim Foulkes, OTG Volunteer, helps complete a rolling grade dip drainage structure which will slow tread erosion on the trail.

A Double!  Mother-daughter volunteer team, Mica and Jenny Hart work with volunteers Mike Pelkey and Frank Robertson to cross-cut saw a large tree out of the trail. Volunteer Steve Hertzfeld and a passing hiker look on.

OTG volunteer Mica Hart, drives a wedge in a log to prevent a bind with the saw.  Her mom, OTG Member Jenny Hart, looks on.

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