Bear Creek-Pinhoti Mega Work Party
The Bear Creek, Pinhoti 1 & 2 trails need YOU! Come out on March 9, 2013, from 9a - 2p to do some much needed maintenance on Bear Creek Trail, Pinhoti 1 (Pinhoti connector from Bear Creek to FS 90) and Pinhoti 2 (Pinhoti section from FS 90B parking lot to Conasauga Road). You will join fellow trail users, local residents, EMBA (Ellijay Mountain Bike Association), SORBA, Mulberry Gap, CoTrails, and the U.S Forest Service to make a difference on one of the most popular trails in North Georgia.
Come join us for a day, and enjoy volunteering in one of our nation’s greatest treasures, the Chattahoochee-Oconee National Forest.
Saturday, March 9, 2013
8:00a – 9:00a Welcome & Sign-In: Mulberry Gap - Mule Barn (coffee, fruit, and pastries will be available)
9:00a – 1:00p Trail Work on Bear Creek, Pinhoti 1 & 2
1:00p – 2:00p Lunch at Mulberry Gap - Mule Barn
2:00p SORBA/Cartecay Bicycle Shop/EMBA sponsored Free Prize Raffle for Volunteers
3:00p – 6:00p Guided rides or ride on your own (maps will be available)
7:00p – 8:00p Dinner with a Bonfire and Movie at the Mulberry Gap ($15 per person, please RSVP to Diane)
Sunday, March 10, 2013
8:00 – 9:00 Full Mulberry Gap Breakfast: eggs, waffles, fruit, sausage, bacon, and coffee ($10 per person, RSVP to Diane)
10:00 Poker Ride
Meet at Mulberry Gap Located 9.3 miles from Ellijay Square (historic downtown Ellijay) on 52W, turn right on Conasauga Road, proceed 3 miles and Mulberry Gap is on the left. Go in second gate and park in designated areas (there will be someone there to direct). Please don’t block camp sites or park up at the Barn.
These trails need drainage repair, trees cut out, trash picked up, and brush cut back. We will be breaking up into groups and traveling to the areas needing work. See the Trail Maintenance section in the IMBA Trails Solutions book, starting page 191.
No experience required to volunteer. Please bring a hard hat or helmet (bike or riding), gloves, appropriate footwear, water, and a snack. Dress for working outdoors safely under the prevailing weather conditions. Stinging insects are active at this time of year, so if you have a severe allergic reaction to stings please bring your Epi-Pen or other device.
Eat a good breakfast on Saturday before you get to the work party. SORBA-EMBA and Mulberry Gap will provide lunch, if you register here in advance. Only those who register are guaranteed a lunch. Online registration closes on Wednesday, March 6 at 11:59 PM.
Camping is available at Mulberry Gap at a discount (please email Diane or call 706.698.2865 for reservations, mention Mega Work Day) or at Bear Creek Campground http://www.fs.usda.gov/recarea/conf/recreation/camping-cabins/recarea/?recid=10473&actid=34.