Jonathon Gogan, Steve Thomas and Harold Banks cut and remove logs from the trail.

Monday April 17, 2023 – Jim Scott Deadening Trail Re-opened: After a concentrated effort by CRATA leadership and our volunteers, all downed trees across the trail, from the recent tornado, have been cut and cleared from the trail. The entire trail is now open to our hikers. There is still clean-up work to do, but we have been able to clear the trail to a point that hikers can now traverse the entire trail, There are still a few stepover and walk under trees that remain and other debris that we will work on in the near future, Please let us know if you encounter any safety problems that need to be addressed. We really appreciate our volunteer crews stepping up helping get this work done for our hikers! This morning we had a group that was very skilled with chainsaw work and that helped tremendously. We were able to divide and conquer with two crews working different problem areas.

Volunteers working the trail today included: Steve and Julia Thomas, Jimmy Lanier, Mike Wilson, Bill Garnett, Harold Banks, Walt Hutcheson, Bob Keyser, Daniel Keyser and Jonathon Gogan.