summer time contact up
Residents of Dunn’s Rock gathered on the neighborhood middle final Tuesday to wash up the grounds.
A layer of outdated mulch was faraway from the playground in preparation for spreading the recycled rubber mulch. Volunteers eliminated weeds from the basketball courtroom space, in addition to across the constructing, the road signal, and the oak tree within the entrance yard. It was intense and arduous work, however the outcomes have been price it!
Thanks for the individuals who helped: Carrie Anderson, Kay Anderson, Gail and Tom Buchanan, Carol and John Dodson, Martha Ellenburg, Anita Lawrence, Carroll Parker, and Janet Robertson.
Subsequent month’s Pie and Program occasion on Thursday, July 21, will function Clyde Carter, a lifelong wilderness and journey management teacher. Carter will exhibit his love of knots and knot tips and share his enthusiasm for the craft by bringing items of rope for contributors to expertise knot tying for themselves.
Dessert shall be served at 6:30 p.m. and this system will start at 7 p.m.
Carter, who lately dropped out of Brevard School, is the creator of “Knot Loopy,” a information that teaches the secrets and techniques and options to greater than 65 knot and cord tips. Everyone seems to be invited to return study from the knot grasp.
an epic journey
Chatham “Caboose” Mayberry trekked by way of desert, old-growth forest, alpine tundra, grasslands, rainforests, and 5 pairs of climbing boots, in his quest to hike the Pacific Crest Path in 2021.
Stretching from the borders of Mexico to Canada, the path consists of 2,650 miles of beautiful surroundings, as Mayberry shared in June’s “Pie and Program” presentation.
Mayberry, who hiked the Appalachian Path in 2019, mentioned that whereas about 6,000 hikers begin the AT every year, solely about four,500 attempt the PCT. As a result of the path routes into extra wilderness areas, with much less street entry, there are additionally fewer climbing sections.
Finishing the trail requires time, data and monetary means. Mayberry says it took her a bit of over 5 months to add the PCT and value her about $10,000. Hikers should even have permits for trek begin dates, that are competed for by way of a lottery system.
“It is a privilege to be there,” he mentioned.
The PCT travels by way of seven Nationwide Parks: Sequoia, Yosemite, Lassen Volcano, Crater Lake, Mt. Rainier, Cascades, and Mayberry’s favourite, King’s Canyon. He described this park as “distant and delightful, with no street by way of it.”
Whereas the AT runs primarily by way of temperate rainforest, the PCT runs by way of a a lot drier local weather. Mayberry solely skilled three days of rain on the path, all in Washington state, whereas he skilled 30 days of rain on the AT.
This additionally meant that his backpack full of water whereas climbing lengthy stretches of desert. “Path Angels” who stay close to the PCT generally present water jug depots for PCT hikers. Generally on the desert elements of the path, it made extra sense for Mayberry to hike at midnight to get by way of the most well liked elements of the day.
Final yr, the decrease Sierras acquired solely 90 p.c of their ordinary snow cowl. This meant that Mayberry’s hike concerned the fixed risk of wildfires, which he spied from afar, however didn’t personally encounter. The truth of those fires was evident within the burn-scarred areas the path handed by way of. Hikers simply behind Mayberry on the path needed to be rerouted as a consequence of wildfires.
Mayberry climbed the PCT in 9 days lower than the AT, despite the fact that it’s 430 miles longer. He described the PCT as “cruisy”, with a extra reasonable ranking. Whereas the AT generally traverses big rock fields, the PCT is designed for horses and pack mules.
Mayberry loved her experiences in each the TA and the PCT. The AT supplied epic views alongside the best way, however Mayberry mentioned the PCT was spectacular day by day. The superb images she captured alongside the best way are proof of this level.
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