National Trails Day was celebrated across the United States on Saturday, June 1, with trail events and maintenance projects. Members of the Allegheny National Forest (ANF) chapter of the North Country Trail Association (NCTA) spent the day building a bog bridge over a 20-foot wide wet area near Chappel Bay. The bog bridge consisted of two 30-foot half cherry logs placed on footers.
The NCT is one of the four National Scenic Trails in the United States. It is the only one of the four to travel east-west. Eventually the NCT will connect the Appalachian National Scenic Trail on the east coast to the other two National Scenic Trails, the Pacific Crest Trail and Continental Divide Trail, in the west. In the ANF, the region includes 100 beautiful miles of the NCT's 4,600 mile length. For more information, or to volunteer to help maintain the trail, call Mike or Tina Toole at 723-4714.
Heather Emahizer and Josh Schrader splitting the cherry log.