South Cumberland is offering three ways for Tennessee Promise scholars to get their hands dirty at the park on July 23, with trail work on the Fiery Gizzard, Horsepound Falls, or Denny Cove.
Join the rangers at 9 a.m., for a chance to help reroute the famed Fiery Gizzard Trail. A portion of the trail must be rerouted about one mile before December 1. Meet Rangers Jason and Dustin at the Grundy Forest parking lot to be carpooled to the work site. Bring plenty of water and snacks/lunch.
Join Ranger Gheesling at Collins West Trailhead (55th Ave. Gruetli-Laager) at 9 a.m., to work on re-routing the short spur trail to the Falls, enjoy the beauty, and hike back up. We plan to be back at the trailhead by 3:45 pm. The terrain is rugged. The hike and work is strenuous, but rewarding. Bring your own food, water, and work gloves.
Meet at the Foster Falls parking lot at 9 a.m. Most of the work will involve cutting, chopping, digging, and dragging brush and other foliage. The terrain will be rocky, steep and uneven in some places. Participants should be prepared for a challenging and rewarding day of trail building. Volunteers should bring work gloves, plenty of water, sturdy shoes (no sandals), a snack if desired and must wear pants.
To sign up for any of these events, visit https://stateoftennessee.formstack.com/forms/untitled_form_235_copy_2