January 19, 1983
Eight keen trail Obsidians set to with a will, and by dint of hard
work, perseverance and a total disregard for ankle-deep mud-and-mire
working conditions, one of the WNF’s perennial trouble spots
— Hardesty trailhead on Hwy 58 — was beaten, pounded and
dug into reluctant submission.
Retainer logs now line the early trailhead, and hard-won drainage ditches
should keep this section dry and fit for year ’round use by the many.
Several bags of trash and muck were also collected and hauled away, and
one (higher-up) trail blockage was dealt with.
Speculation is rife and this trail crew holds its breath in anticipation
of the FS supplying crushed rock
(“You haul it, we’ll spread it!”) to complement and
finalize the project.
Hard-working mud crew comprised
Fred Schepman & Marshall Pallett (ditchers),
Peter Cecil (Poulan S250D chainsaw),
Bob Walden (hand-hewn retainer log pins),
Mary Bridgeman, Betty Legris and leader John Cecil (Pulaskis & McClouds),
and Helen Smith (overall strategy and goffer).