Armoring Muir’s Ascension in Cascade Gulch Yesterday

Fourteen MSTA volunteers met yesterday morning to fix the washed-out drainage in Cascade Gulch. We were joined by Carolyn Napper (USFS District Ranger) and Forrest Coots (the new trail coordinator for the USFS)!!

In less than two hours, our ant colony hauled rocks and boulders to the drainage site, dug them in place, and prepared the gully for the deluge we are all hoping for. Carolyn, Rick Chitwood, and Scott Anderson acted as engineers for the rock placement (along with others). This should stabilize the trail crossing for a while. Thanks to all who helped.

Jessica harvesting rocks, Mark and Neil carrying with rock slings
Not the biggest one we moved
The engineers
Busy, busy, busy.
Upper gully
Lower gully after