North Country Trail Association (NCTA) Heritage Chapter leaders, NCTA Staff, and professional trail builder Tim Malzhan of Trail Eyes LLC heartily invite you to attend a hands-on training event and help build a new section of the North Country Trail Saturday and Sunday, October 7th and 8th, 2023. near Gurney, WI.
Here is the schedule:
Saturday, October 7th:
* 8am: Meet at the Gurney Community Center for morning refreshments, an overview of the training, and an introduction to sustainable trail building and maintenance techniques.
* 10am: Grab a bag lunch and carpool to the worksite.
* 10:30am: Walk the site, review safe tool use, form crews, and start shaping dirt.
* Noon Break
* 1pm – 4:30pm: Shape sustainable trail.
* 5pm: Share reflections and lessons learned. Carpool back to the Gurney Community Center.
* 6:30pm: FREE dinner, socializing, and beverages at the Gurney Community Center.
Contact Mike Stafford (email@example.com, text to phone: 414-403-4575) if you are interested in free camping on Friday and Saturday night.
Sunday, October 8th: Backup raindate for Saturday/Heritage Chapter workday
Flex your new-found Trail Eyes and pitch in with volunteers to build new trail. Experience the magic of teamwork. Hands-on training is provided.
* 8am: Meet at the Gurney Community Center for morning refreshments. Carpool to the worksite.
* 4pm: Share reflections and lessons learned. Carpool back to the Gurney Community Center.
The meeting location for both days is the Gurney Community Center, located at Sorrels Road in Gurney, WI – https://goo.gl/maps/qYjskjnQSn7A4MeRA. Free camping is available nearby at Potato River Falls County Park or at Copper Falls State Park.
What to Bring?
A daypack, pen and notetaking materials, work gloves, rain gear, 3 quarts of water, handkerchief, and any personal needs. Wear sturdy footwear (no tennis shoes!).
All tools and Personal Protective Equipment (PPE) will be provided.
The NCTA event listing is http://northcountrytrail.org/events/htg-100723.