The most physically challenging part of the project involved constructing a new 100' long section of trail that creates a loop around Sky Rock. Installing the new section required a lot of digging, chopping through roots, pulverizing rock, wheeling heavy loads of gravel to the top of the knob and setting 15 wooden steps. High humidity and sweltering 88 degree temperatures made for challenging work conditions. Despite the difficulties, the work progressed smoothly and more rapidly than anyone had envisioned. Its amazing what can be accomplished with a small army of workers! By the end of the fist day, the new section of trail was basically complete.
Although much was accomplished over the course of the weekend, this was just part one of Ben's Eagle Scout project. The second exciting phase will take place later this summer with the installation of an interpretive sign near the summit of Sky Rock. Stay tuned to this blog for more on Ben's project at Dorsey's Knob Park.