The girls are old enough now to do serious trail work. They've always been old enough to help clear water bars, but I haven't signed them up for anything formal before this year because I wanted them to be old enough and strong enough to help put in rock steps, saw large trunks, etc.
Now, they're both capable of doing almost all the things adults can do when it comes to maintaining a trail. We therefore joined Trailwrights for their annual fall clean-up day on the Bald Mountain/Artists' Bluff Loop.
We thought we were going to do some rock work, but the trail needed water bar work more than anything else. The entire crew therefore took to clearing out leaves and creating better trenches.
It was a fun few hours. We enjoyed talking to Hal and Peggy, the two creators of the Trailwrights 72 Club, and we loved sharing time and conversing with everyone else. We look forward to continuing trail work with Trailwrights in the spring. Good times.