Unseasonably Warm Weather Welcomes Sierra Club Volunteers!

Spurwink Island Path

Gord Follett

Jul 21, 2009

Unseasonably Warm Weather Welcomes Sierra Club Volunteers!

Tuesday, July 21, 2009

Did you know that for the past several years, members of the Sierra Club have chosen to take a working vacation to do maintenance on our East Coast Trail?

Well, it’s true and they are here again. The 2009 team arrived Sunday July 19 in a cold heavy fog. Luckily, as the jet lag faded the fog lifted and our visiting volunteers hiked the Trail on Monday to get a truly unseasonably warm welcome 26 degrees!

During this week the Sierra Club vacationing volunteers will be accompanying our paid maintenance crew along the Southern Shore. The paths they are focusing on are Bear Cove Point near Renews and Flamber Head near Brigus South. People interested in joining them during the week should contact Judith Whittick (phone 753-0626).

On Saturday, July 25th, regular Maintenance Volunteers will be able to meet the Sierra Club volunteers when all forces join up for a final go at Flamber Head Path. People interested in helping out the crew on Saturday should contact Anand Yethiraj by Thursday at 5PM. See the Schedule Hikes for contact and maintenance work details.

If you just happen to be hiking the Southern Shore this week and run into our helpful visiting crew, please give them a warm welcome regardless of the day’s weather.