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November 4th Overnight Local Project to DeSoto State Park, AL

Posted by on October 18, 2017

Join the Trailblazers as we travel to DeSoto State Park in Alabama for an overnight Local Project! From November 4th to 5th we will be aiding to build a trail bridge and puncheon to improve access across the park’s many hiking trails. We aim to meet at the CULC Turnaround on November 4th at 7:00am and be back the next day by 5pm.

DeSoto State Park is well known for its beautiful hiking trails, plethora of outdoor activities and the tallest waterfall in Alabama, the 104ft high DeSoto Falls.

Itinerary:

Saturday November 4th: Leave Atlanta around 7:30am and get to DeSoto by 9:30am (approximately 110 miles). Park at camp site and prepare our lunch for the day and begin work around 10:30am. Work for about 4-5 hours (with a half hour break in between for lunch) and then end for the day around 3pm. Set up camp and go on a hike around sunset.

Sunday November 5th: Get up, have breakfast, pack lunch and take down the campsite and be ready to resume work by 9:30am. Work to get the job done with a lunch break in between and end work hopefully around 1/2pm. Leave DeSoto at 3pm, get back to Atlanta around 5pm.

The work will be rigorous so please be prepared to exert yourself.

We will be providing meals for each day as well as snacks throughout the day. We will also be providing tents, gloves and sleeping pads. There will be access to showers and a toilet.

Total trip cost is: $20, which covers all food, lodging, transportation and equipment costs.

Drivers needed! If you choose to drive your gas will be fully reimbursed.

Items expected of you to bring include:

  • Sleeping bag
  • Hiking shoes/Running shoes
  • Flip flops/Sandals
  • Sunscreen
  • Clothes for the two days of hiking/working which must also include:
    • Jeans for service work
    • Long sleeved clothing
    • Rain jacket
  • Water bottle
  • Flashlight/Wearable headlight
  • Daypack
  • Towel and toiletries
  • Thick plastic/metal bowl & utensils (these will be cleaned and reused for your meals)If you are interested please contact Devshan at drenganathan3@gatech.edu.
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