|Nowell pounds down dirt|
On October 2nd, I volunteered to help out at the Ancient Forest to work on the Universal Boardwalk. I last had helped out with the boardwalk back in Spring, but I've not had a chance to go out until now. Nowell, who has been in charge of this, has been out there 41 times this year. He's one dedicated person!
There's been lots of volunteers this Summer including some firemen who helped get rid of a snag high up between some trees that was blocking use of part of the trail.
The morning that we arrived it was cold and foggy which kind of gave the forest a mystical ambience to it. Before I rushed off into the forest to take some photos, I chatted with some cyclists who had stayed here for the night. I remember them from the same time last year! This is a year bike camping tradition for them.
After chatting with them for a bit, I rushed off into the forest. One person that I came with today thought that the better photo opportunity would come when the fog wore off, but I took my chances. I thought it made the forest that much more special! I could be wrong, but oh well.
|The snag above these trees was taken down so now you can use this walkway again|
After indulging my photography urges, I rushed back to the work group. I helped move lumber back and forth. Some of the lumber was for posts that the volunteers were nailing in that will support a railing. I was surprised of the amount of work done on the boardwalk this year. It was amazing! They were also prepping for a bridge that will be built next year. I helped put more dirt in the support area.
|Stack of lumber carried in the weekend before|
|Items for building a bridge|
|Insert a bridge here|
|Nowell is one dedicated person!|
|Sweeping off tree debris|
Work on the Boardwalk will keep on going until it snow so there still is a few more weekends of work left, at the very least. Keep up the awesome work Nowell.