Julia Thomas requesting a bigger saw!

Betty Cannon, Jimmy Lanier and Becky Franks making a plan.

Work Continues on the Jim Scott Deadening Trail Damage.

Wednesday, April 5,2023 – Today our crew of volunteers hit the Jim Scott Deadening Trail to continue the ongoing effort to remove downed trees from the recent F-1 tornado that crossed Lake Martin. The lower, northern portion of the trail was directly in the path of the tornado and sustained heavy damage, with hundreds of downed trees. The upper, southern part of the trail received less damage but still had over fifty downed trees. The work crew today was working to clear the trees on the upper section of the trail, in an effort to get most of the Deadening Trail cleared and re-opened for our hikers. The efforts were successful and the upper portion of the trail has been re-opened to the public. At the current time hikers can hike that  3.1 mile section of the trail and by-pass the lower 1.1 mile section. We have signs in place for guidance. The northern end of the peninsula is so heavily damaged that it will take crews months to return that section to a useable trail. It is completely impassible at this time!

Volunteers working hard on the trail today were Jimmy Lanier, Steve and Julia Thomas, Harold Banks, Bill Garnett, Clay Humphries, Becky Franks, Betty Cannon, Doug Lewis, Robert Keyser, Graham Yuill  and Hank Morris.