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CANCELLED - Charlie Irvin Shelter Work Trip

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Easy Hikers--Glover Archbold Trail, DC

CANCELLED - Charlie Irvin Shelter Work Trip

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Vigorous Hikers - Swift Run Gap to Simmons Gap and return

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7-day Volunteer Bicycle Trip to Repaint all C&O Canal Mileposts

Event Category: Trail Work

Start Date: Sunday, 6/23/2019

Start Time: 9:00 AM

Contact: Jim Tomlin

Email: jftomlin@gmail.com

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This 7-day (Sunday, June 23 - Saturday, June 29) event is to perform a special volunteer activity on the C&O Canal National Historic Park.  We will be scraping, sanding, prepping, and repainting all 184 mileposts along the C&O Canal.  Starting in Cumberland, MD, we will be bicycling 25-30 miles a day, stopping each mile to repaint each milepost.  There will be a support vehicle that will take us back to a lodging motel each night and drop us off each morning.  There will not be a camping option.  You will need to have your own rough-trail-worthy bicycle and be fit enough to easily ride 30 miles a day on the towpath, while carrying tools in saddlebags or a bicycle trailer, and flexible enough to stoop over to work on each milepost.  We will be working our way downstream from Cumberland, MD to Georgetown, DC.  For more information or to sign up, please contact Jim Tomlin, jftomlin@gmail.com.  Group size will be limited, in order for the support vehicle to be able to haul all the bicycles, people, and gear.  You will need to commit to the entire week.  You must RSVP with the leader by June 17 at the latest, so that you can fill out the necessary volunteer forms and they can be filed with the National Park Service.


[The website shown in the announcement is the "after" image of the first test repainted milepost, Mile 60.]