6/28/15--How do you move a Kiosk?
You get a really big tractor. Joshua Moran, a North Adams resident who is organizing the North Adams application to ATC's AT Community program organized a small crew (and a really big forklift) from Maxymillian, a local construction company.
The Kiosk's former location was well off the trail and not easily seen by hikers and local community members. Joshua secured a site on the grounds of Mount Greylock Elementary School, which also happens to be right on the A.T. as it enters North Adams from the south.
On a rainy Sunday morning, Joshua with Jim and Don from Maxymillian uprooted the kiosk from it's original location and trundled it to its new one.
|Easing it out of the ground|
|Ready for transport, operator Don will drive his rig in reverse for better visibility|
|With a left turn onto Phelps Ave, the kiosk is officially on the AT.|
|With Mt Williams looming to the south the kiosk is almost home|
Interestingly, as we were setting the thing into place, ultra-runner Scott Jureck (attempting to set a speed record on the A.T.) was passing through, headed to Vermont.
|Jureck (in dark jacket, center)|
|Scott checks out our work before heading north|
|Lowering into place|
|Braced and ready for concrete to be poured around the bases|
|Joshua makes a last minute check before the concrete arrives.|
This view is northbound on the Trail