More trail work!

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The first day was in Desolation Wilderness, where I hiked to Suzie and Gilmore Lakes, tidying up small amounts of trash, and cleaning up one major campsite construction.
BEFORE

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AFTER

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It was a perfect fall day: the sun was out, the sky was blue, and the colors were bright. I met only sixteen hikers in eleven miles of hiking, including one SOBO PCT hiker, still hoping to finish the Sierra before the snows hit.

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The second day was far shorter, but much harder, as I joined fellow-volunteer Eric and ACE intern Alyssa on a tree-cutting trip up the trail from Caples to Emigrant Lake. We sawed through a dozen trees, ranging in size from about ten to thirty inches, all done with a buck saw, because no power tools are permitted in the wilderness.

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Happily, we managed to get through them all, except for one major hazard tree that will require a larger crew with additional tools.

We'll have to go back for this one--with reinforcements!
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Meanwhile, we got our exercise sawing through these trees and then rolling and prying them off the trail. Another beautiful day in the Sierra.

Here's a link to the photos from the second day:https://photos.app.goo.gl/K1RvxhzYPHxCJUE49
 
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