SAWS Digs Drains on Hawksbill Ascent

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Volunteers joined staff from Southern Appalachian Wilderness Stewards (SAWS) today to help put in erosion control measures on the infamous final ascent of the Hawksbill Trail.  The berm is so high there it’s hard to get anything done, but wherever … Continued

Trash Pickup at Conley Cove

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A nice crew convened from all over the state to clean up the Linville Gorge Trail from Spence Ridge to Conley Cove.  Trash collected and cached in previous weeks was all finally hauled out today.  

SAWS Crew Finishes First Hitch

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The SAWS crew pulled out today, ending the first of their three hitches for this fall in Linville Gorge.  After 8 days camped below Conley Cove, they’ve cleared approximately 150 fallen trees off the Linville Gorge Trail.  More work is … Continued

SAWS Busy on LGT

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Southern Appalachian Wilderness Stewards (SAWS) has a crew removing deadfall on the Linville Gorge Trail.  Crosscut saw work is their specialty, though they do all kinds of trail work.     Saw jobs have been mapped in recent weeks by … Continued

Landslide Deposits on Shortoff Mountain

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Rick Lockamy has been creating some great images of the gorge using new LIDAR elevation data.  Here he shares with us some of his work revealing landslide deposits on Shortoff’s southern slopes.             Rick is a geologist with … Continued

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