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Mar
16
Sat
Old Fort Spring Trail Weekend @ Camp Grier
Mar 16 – Mar 17 all-day
Old Fort Spring Trail Weekend @ Camp Grier | Old Fort | North Carolina | United States

The trails surrounding Old Fort are some of the best in WNC. Each year we like to show them some love. The OF Trail Work Weekend is a biannual event to improve Kitsuma, Heartbreak Ridge, Star Gap, and many other trails in the Old Fort area. Volunteers can commit to one day or the whole weekend. We welcome any amount of time volunteers can contribute.

Work starts in the morning and we leave plenty of time in the afternoon for a ride or a run. Shuttles are provided for laps on Kitsuma. Camp Grier provides free camping and lodging as well as dinner on Saturday night.

Volunteers need to bring: gloves, closed toed shoes, breakfast, lunch and water bottles, clothing appropriate to be working outside, and camping equipment.

​SIGN UP HERE: https://form.jotform.com/51165222753955

​Typical Schedule

Friday Evening- 5pm-9pm Arrive Check In

Saturday- 8am-9am Arrive Check In

9am-2pm Trail Work

2pm until 5pm Shuttles Ride/Run

6:30 Complementary Dinner

Sunday 8am-9am Arrive Check In

9am-2pm Trail Work

2pm-5pm Shuttle Ride/Run

Nov
23
Sat
Old Fort Trail Weekend Nov. 23-24 @ camp grier
Nov 23 – Nov 24 all-day
Old Fort Trail Weekend Nov. 23-24 @ camp grier | Old Fort | North Carolina | United States

Join us the weekend of Nov 23-24th to help give some of the trails in the Old Fort area some love. Along with our neighboring chapters and other partners, we will be helping promote and organize this exciting weekend of work, riding, and camaraderie. Base camp for the event will be on the doorstep of Pisgah at Camp Grier. The hosts offer dinner, lodging, and more (like free shuttles to the top of the trails).This will be a great time!  Find all the information and register at: https://www.campgrier.org/rideandrun.

Dec
3
Sat
Lake James State Park Work Party @ Linville River Trailhead
Dec 3 @ 9:00 am – 1:00 pm
Lake James State Park Work Party @ Linville River Trailhead | Nebo | North Carolina | United States

Come help us give the trails at Lake James State Park some love! We will be meeting on Saturday 12/3 at the Linville River Trailhead to work on the Fonta Flora trail inside the State Park. To access to this trailhead turn into the Linville River Campground at Hwy. 126 (35.794913, -81.890785). The trailhead parking area will be on your right as you drive in the campground.

This workday will begin at 9am. Pack water and snacks to take with you on the trail. Sturdy footwear and work gloves recommended. Tools will be provided, and work will end around 1pm.

Dates and work detail subject to change; this post may be revised. Any day-of cancellations will be posted on Facebook site, so check there if weather looks questionable.

Apr
12
Wed
SORBA Summit 2023 @ Old Fort, NC
Apr 12 – Apr 16 all-day

The SORBA Summit will be in Old Fort, NC, April 12th-16th, 2023. This event will be hosted in partnership with the Alliance and G5 Trail Collective. The Summit schedule, registration link, lodging and camping details, and other info will be posted here as it develops. The weekend will also feature several guided group rides in and around Old Fort’s Gateway Trail System. The rides will be free of charge and open to the public. Stay tuned!

Jul
15
Sat
Community Workday at Fonta Flora State Trail @ Fonta Flora State Trail
Jul 15 @ 9:00 am – 12:30 pm
Community Workday at Fonta Flora State Trail @ Fonta Flora State Trail | Morganton | North Carolina | United States

Join the Alliance for a Community Trail Workday at Fonta Flora State Trail! This event is free of charge. Pre-registration is required, and attendance is limited.

We are planning another workday on the Fonta Flora State Trail (FFST) for Saturday, July 15th. This will be a community effort with our partners: Friends of the Mountains to Sea Trail (FMST) and Friends of Fonta Flora State Trail (F3ST) volunteers serving as partners and leaders. We hope to have a great turnout!

Please bring a daypack with water and snacks. We will provide TOOLS and experienced CREW LEADERS. No experience required. Work will include trimming and beginner trailwork to help control water on the trail.

IF YOU HAVE SAFETY GLASSES AND HARD HATS, PLEASE BRING FOR YOUR OWN USE.

PLEASE RSVP to Doug Veazey at 828-433-9289 or doug.veazey@gmail.com

**RSVP NEEDED for tools, crew assignment, and contact if cancellation due to weather. WEATHER CANCELLATION WILL BE SENT VIA EMAIL BY 8PM THE DAY PRIOR. We’ll post on Alliance social as well

SCHEDULE:

9:00 am – Meet at Burke County Park trailhead
9:00 – 9:15 am – Safety talk, crew assignment, and explanation of tasks (Tim Johnson)
9:15 am – 12:15 pm – Work
12:15 – 12:30 pm – Return to trailhead and collect tools