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A hike up Poko

Posted: September 21, 2012

Greetings from the north country!  We hope that all of you are settled back into your school season routines and enjoying some cooler weather.  We woke this morning to temperatures in the 30’s and as you travel around the Adirondacks, there are more and more trees starting to turn.  Fall is nearly here.

Yesterday I had a chance to hike Poke o’ moonshine with several other people, representing the state Dept. of Environmental Conservation, the Adirondack Mountain Club and Friends of Poke o’ moonshine.  We were there to look at the trail up from the campground and assess what work will need to be done to it to make it a long-term sustainable trail.  The list is long, but one of the things I enjoyed about the hike was seeing all the work that has been done on this trail by groups from North Country Camps!  We passed numerous projects, from the brushing in of herd paths done by the 2011 work group, to a series of rock steps done by the 1996 workgroup.  And, of course, the trail re-route completed by this summer’s work group! 



I love that our campers get involved in community service projects, not just in camp, but out in our local community as well.  It’s a great opportunity for us to give back to the natural resource that we get so much enjoyment out of each summer.  We’re already planning a project or two for next summer, so get those muscles ready!

While taking a few photos of the group, I discovered a shot of the workgroup trail work trip that I led in June.  This group spent a 90 degree day digging and fortifying water bars to divert water off the new section of trail.  It looked great yesterday WG 2012.  Nice job!



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