Trail Work Party

Saturdays: April 23, April 30, and May 7, 2016

There will be three work days this year. Members are invited to participate in any or all of them. RSVP will be by e-mail directly to the person in charge.

work logoThe VHTRC trail work day has been an annual event for many years. We work on improving the trails in the Massanutten Mountains under the jurisdiction of the George Washington National Forest.  These trails are part of the many runs we do out there including MMT.

Although MMT doesn’t require runners to “log in” any hours for volunteer work, this is an opportunity for runners, and/or others, to give back to MMT/VHTRC/Trails-in-general if they wish to have a good feeling in their soles (pun intended). Some ultra runs across the country require volunteer/service hours for entry, and this can usually qualify for those needs.

The VHTRC Trail Work Party will be a bit different this year. We will try to target our work to known, specific problems, and also give members more options to participate.

Here are the work days with the leader of each. Please RSVP directly to the appropriate leader.

  • April 23 – Leader John Stacy – work on the Tuscarora section of the MMT course near Strasburg reservoir
  • April 30 – Leader Quatro Hubbard – work on Kerns Mountain and trails in that area
  • May 7 – Leader Anstr Davidson – work on the Gap Creek trail

The timing of this year's work is partially determined by other event schedules and the schedules of the leaders that made one work day inappropriate. We hope, however, that this plan will produce better trail work. Volunteers should know what they will be doing on their way out to the mountains.

The general format for each day is up to the leader, but here is the general plan:

  • Start time is 8:00 AM each day at the trailhead assigned by the leader.
  • Most sections will take from 5-8 hours to complete, so plan on spending an entire day in those beloved Massanutten Mountains.
  • Safety is very important. Further information will be provided to volunteers. Please wear work clothing, long pants, boots or heavy shoes, gloves, and eye protection.