Join other area climbers on Saturday, September 25th for a service day of trail and campsite maintenance at Grandfather Mountain State Park. Grandfather has long been closed to climbing and this good will gesture is an effort to improve relations between climbers and the new park, and show that we climbers are a responsible and conscientious user group. Here's the lowdown from Phil Trew who has put the event together:
We've got a service project lined up with Grandfather Mountain State Park for Saturday September 25. We will meet at 8:45 at the Grandfather Mountain Entrance Gate. You can park to the left or right of the gates. The project will consist of carrying posts, signs, and tools from the Mile High Bridge parking lot to five campsights along the ridge. We will also be installing the signs. If you've never hiked that trail before, it is sweet but will be a challenge carrying materials.
Grandfather State Park will provide the tools, but bring your own water, lunch, and gloves. The campsights are a good distance from the parking lot, so a small pack to carry your supplies would be a good idea. I told the Grandfather Ranger that we wanted to be done by 3:00 so we would have time to do some climbing afterwards.
Contact Phil here for more info.