About time for a new post I'd say, overtime. Will try to be better at this in 2017. In any event our 2017 Project season is well underway with trail clearing and natural heritage projects already completed. But not to worry, there are many more opportunities going forward. Just check in at: http://amcberkshire.org/getting-involved and then click the 2017 Schedule link to see what we're up to.
Well yesterday was a great day to get out in the woods. The touch of snow on Greylock didn't make us hesitate one bit as we drove up to the Jones Nose parking area on the south side of the mountain. With some doubts we decided to chance it and Cosmo drove his Tacoma down Old Adams Rd to the bridge (no problem as it turned out) making for a much shorter carry up to the Noepel shelter.
Once there, Pete and Cosmo unhinged the old beat up door on the privy and started fashioning a new one. Mike and I went to work unloading the resting side of the privy, distributing 13 buckets full of decomposed material to the forest floor and bagging a considerable quantity of non-degradables. Once again, baby wipes took the prize for most commonly disposed of non-degradable. It really would be nice of folks would either bag em and take them out or switch to good old TP!
Hey, how about some pics! OK, here's what happens when we don't regularly knock the cone down: