Three small teams out today
Richard J, Stella and Dick repaired a stile, fixed some marker posts near The Ridge at Widdop.
Bernard and Gerald explored the hillside above Charlestown surveying and measuring areas for future step construction.
Frank H, Fred and Graham continued with step construction on the Slurring Rock route in Hardcastle Crags.
The task on the steep hillside is quite demanding in that we are trying to produce a walkable line that is both safe and stable. Compacted tree roots, boulders and rocky subsoil limit where step stobs can be placed . . . which adds to the fun . . . or intellectual challenge as Frank calls it!
However the path is looking good so far,
" 'cause we've got,
Rocks and trees and
Trees and Roots . . . !"
(The Arrogant Worms 1999)
|Fixing the treadboards.|
|Fred with the spirit level.|
|Two steps in place, prior to landscaping.|
|The next flight.|
|Flight of six neatly in place.|