Sat, Aug 13|
Glen Alps Brushing - Take 2
We're headed back to Glen Alps to finish what we started on National Trails Day! Help us get all the way to the T to clear this popular trail.
Time & Location
Aug 13, 2022, 9:00 AM – 3:00 PM
Anchorage, Parking lot, Blueberry Loop Trail, Anchorage, AK 99516, USA
About the event
Glen Alps to Powerline Pass Junction
There is moderate brushing of alders for approximately 0.5 miles to the junction of powerline pass trail. Additional brushing is needed from the bottom of the hill up towards the pass. All cut debris must be dragged off trail out of sight with the “white eyes” (cut ends) facing away from the trail. All cuts must be made either at the base or joint of a branch. Clear the corridor approximately 1 pulaski length from the edge of the trail (use best judgment).
We will begin brushing from the trailhead. Easy difficulty for hiking. Slight incline once the project shifts to the pass trail. Complete the brushing from the parking lot to powerline pass trail before moving on.
Saturday August 13th
TIME – 9am – 3pm
Meet at the Glen Alps Parking lot by 9am review safety documents and project overview, gather tools for the trail. Spend the entire event on the trail and return to the trailhead by 3 pm.
Work will be strenuous at times and volunteers must come prepared with food and water for the day. We will not return to the trailhead for lunch. Volunteers MUST be prepared with appropriate attire (including sturdy boots, work gloves, eye protection) and safety gear.
WHAT TO WEAR:
Long Pants (you may stain them with dirt)
Long Sleeves (suggested)
Sturdy Work Boots (NOT sneakers)
WHAT TO BRING:
Food (lunch and snack)
Water bottles for a whole day on the trail (recommend 1 gallon)
o Work Gloves
o Rain Gear, Warm layers, bug spray, sunscreen
o Eye Protection (sunglasses)
o Bear spray
o Backpack (lunch, food, water for the day)
Alaska Trails will provide hand tools:
- Loppers, folding hand saws, pruning shears, PPE (hardhats, eye pro, gloves)
WHAT NOT TO BRING:
Firearms (not a substitute for bear spray at volunteer events)
DIRECTIONS/ADDRESS/NAME OF TRAILHEAD:
Volunteers will meet at Glen Alps parking lot at 9am. After introductions, discussing the Job Hazard Analysis (JHA), and gathering tools, we will begin hiking from the trailhead and begin brushing.