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Volunteer for Trail Work Days with Cumberland Trail Conference

This year’s volunteer opportunities are being planned and distributed to the Chattanooga community, all promising a great Spring and Summer season filled with hard work and fun in the mountains.

Join the Cumberland Trail Conference in their continued trail building effort. Their mission is to complete the 300 plus mile of trail beginning at Cumberland Gap National Park on the northern border of TN/KY and ending in the “Grand Canyon” of Tennessee, the Tennessee River Gorge.

The 2011 Spring trail work opportunities are the following:

April 8-17, 2011: New River section trail construction, volunteers needed to help construct trail along the east side of Arch Mountain in Scott County. This will be a camping outing with camp meals/ water provided by the CTC. Volunteers will need to bring their own tent, sleeping gear, and personal items. The base camp will have a kitchen tent equipped with cook stoves. Please contact the CTC to register for this event and further details, [email protected], www.cumberlandtrail.org or 931-456-6259.

May 13-22, 2011: New River section trail construction, volunteers needed to help construct trail along the east side of Arch Mountain in Scott County. This will be a camping outing with camp meals/ water provided by the CTC. Volunteers will need to bring their own tent, sleeping gear, and personal items. The base camp will have a kitchen tent equipped with cook stoves. Please contact the CTC to register for this event and further details, [email protected], www.cumberlandtrail.org or 931-456-6259.

June 2-12, 2011: New River section trail construction, volunteers needed to help construct trail along the east side of Arch Mountain in Scott County. This will be a camping outing with camp meals/ water provided by the CTC. Volunteers will need to bring their own tent, sleeping gear, and personal items. The base camp will have a kitchen tent equipped with cook stoves. Please contact the CTC to register for this event and further details, [email protected], www.cumberlandtrail.org or 931-456-6259.

June 4, 2011: National Trails Day, this day will be celebrated during the June 2-12 New River volunteer trail construction event. A cookout will be held after the workday, an AHS NTD t-shirts will be given to all participates. Please contact the CTC to register for this event and further details, [email protected], www.cumberlandtrail.org or 931-456-6259.

June 24-27, 2011: Trail maintenance, Obed segment of the Cumberland Trail, volunteers are needed to assist with removing fallen trees, repairing trail tread, and re-blazing the trail. Please contact the CTC to register for this event and further details, [email protected], www.cumberlandtrail.org or 931-456-6259.

September 23-29, 2011: Trail maintenance Tennessee River Gorge segment, volunteers needed to help with trail maintenance in preparation for the 2011 Stump Jump trail race. Please register with the CTC for this event, [email protected], www.cumberlandtrail.org or 931-456-6259.

October 1, 2011: 2011 Stump Jump trail race, please visit www.rockcreek.com/stumpjump for more details.

October 7-14, 2011: Trail maintenance in the CT’s New River segment, volunteers needed to help with trail maintenance between Cove Lake and Norma Road. Please contact the CTC to register for this event, [email protected], www.cumberlandtrail.org , 931-456-6259.

October 15, 2011: 50k trail running event in the CT’s New River section. Please visit: www.cumberlandtrailraces.com/CumberlandTrail50k/HOME.html for more details.

October 28-30, 2011: Statewide Tennessee Trails Association annual meeting, join other TTA members for a good time, please visit www.tennesseetrails.org for more details.

November 11-20, 2011: New River section trail construction, volunteers needed to help construct trail along the east side of Arch Mountain in Scott County. This will be a camping outing with camp meals/ water provided by the CTC. Volunteers will need to bring their own tent, sleeping gear, and personal items. The base camp will have a kitchen tent equipped with cook stoves. Please contact the CTC to register for this event and further details, [email protected], www.cumberlandtrail.org or 931-456-6259

Rock/Creek has supported the CTC through donation of money and time for several years. The Rock/Creek Trail Series runs participants along trails built and maintained by enthusiastic volunteers. Please consider joining the team, or register for a Rock/Creek Trail Series race to see Chattanooga’s beautiful trails.

2011 Trail Series Registration is now OPEN >

For more details about the Cumberland Trail Conference, visit their website at www.cumberlandtrail.org