June 5, 2012 in Other
Saturday was a great day not only to be on the trails, but to meet a wonderful group of fellow trail-lovers in the Murfreesboro Chapter of the Tennessee Trails Association (TTA). They kindly accepted us into their fold (even though we were late, oops!) as they hacked and weeded their way through the Valley View Loop trail at the Barfield Crescent Wilderness area.
This was our second visit to Barfield Crescent. The first visit to this trail in November was a fun day on the trail because of the nice surprise in the variety of terrain… which didn’t bode well for a pair of tag-along dogs we met on the trail that day, but we all eventually finished the trail (mostly) unscathed.
This time we came armed with hand clippers, loppers and work gloves (one volunteer even brought a weedeater!). We worked to remove debris, weed and clear pathways and made sure trail blazes were visible and freshly painted. With so many people on hand, we were able to spiff up the Valley View Loop in no time flat — and before the heat of the day really set in! It was a rewarding opportunity to get out and give back to our hiking community in a small way.
If you’re in the Murfreesboro area, the check out the chapter’s upcoming activities- they’re a great bunch of people… and word is they have a mean potluck & picnic coming up next week!
Let us know how you enjoyed National Trails Day!