Put August 6th on the calendar. We will be hosting a work day in the Nash Stream Forest, blazing and signing the Trio Trail — being built right this minute — from Percy Loop Camp on the north flank of North Percy Peak to the Trio Ponds Road and then down the Pond Brook Falls Trail and out to the Nash Stream Road.
Volunteers will be blazing both north and south and putting up some signage along more than four miles of trail and repainting the lower half of the Percy Loop Trail in an orange color, because the Cohos Trail route will then be following the yellow blazes on the Trio Trail.
Also, there will be some bridge and bog bridge projects underway on the upper length of the Pond Brook Falls Trail.
Folks will begin assembling at the Pond Brook Falls parking pullout at Mile 5 on the Nash Stream Road in Stark township at 8 am in the morning. Sign-in will be at the pullout. A Cohos Trail Association volunteer will remain at the parking area for about 90 minutes to help with late arrivals. The work should continue until nearly 3 pm in the afternoon.
Bring clothing that can get dirty and paint splattered. Bring a lunch and a snack, and plenty of fresh water. The Cohos Trail Association will provide tools, blazing materials, paint, and supplies for the bridge work.
Some folks will be required to walk as many as five miles during this work day. Those who like a good woods walk should have a good time of it.