Wednesday, December 3, 2008

AMC-DV Encroachment Mitigation

This October, members of the Delaware Valley Chapter of the AMC worked with the ATC to remove an illegal deer stand that had been put up on National Park Service Appalachian Trail corridor land.

The day began with a hike up the Katellen Trail.

Benton is ready to be put to work on the Boundary.

The deer stand.

A "NO HUNTING" sign was posted on an earlier visit.

Volunteers arrive with implements of destruction.

Everybody's working hard to clean up the area.

A portable circular saw was used to cut off the roof supports.

Working further down on the now roof-less stand.

Neil takes a swing at the supporting joist.

Neil puts up one of several "NO HUNTING" signs.

Hsin-Chien carries out the chair from the deer stand. All of the non-wood debris from the site was removed.

Charlie, Dan, and Sally enjoy a fine ending to a day of hard work for the AT.

Kieu and Mike look happy with what was accomplished.

Sally provided some well earned patches for the boys, Dmitri and Benton. And introducing - Neil! Neil is Sally's new field assistant. He was a ridgerunner on the AT in the Delaware Water Gap Recreation Area this past summer before being brought over to the "Yellow Side".

Great job everybody with AMC-DV that made this work trip successful. This is a great example of encraochment mitigation at its finest!

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