A group of dedicated
volunteers spent a recent Saturday working on the northern (Route 346) end of
the Taconic Crest Trail, repairing damage caused by illegal ATV usage in that
Taconic Hiking Club members
Mary MacDonald, Tony Eldering, Walt
Adkins and George Astle along with New York State DEC Ranger Joe Hess (also a
club member) braved the mud and rain to perform routine trail maintenance, replace
vandalized bridges and build new ones.
" We had a small crew but got a great
amount done," Ranger Hess said. "Everyone ignored the rain for quite
a long while, until it became really steady. Overall, I was very pleased."
should be noted that Ranger Hess and his truck were instrumental in getting the materials up to the site.
The THC will monitor the area to see
if there is new ATV destruction at the location this summer. There will also be
plenty of other projects to be done, so keep an eye out for calls to action in
the near future.
Our sincere thanks goes to these
members getting "down and dirty" in keeping our trail a pleasant
hiking experience for the public. WELL DONE to everyone!
Colin Campbell, Trails Committee