Shenandoah National Park, Sunday April 19, 2015 — Patomac Appalachian Trail Club (PATC) North District Hoodlums Trail Crew gathered Saturday for its monthly outing. As usual, we divided into several work groups to clear, clean, repair and improve the trails in the park. We got a lot done.
A few of us camped in the park in order to get early starts on our individual trail sections this morning.
Trail maintenance can be pretty mundane. Today was painting day, but not just painting any old thing.
No sir. Today I was painting almighty white blazes. These are the very symbol of the AT and the center of attention for hikers. Miss the wrong one, and you could wind up in Rhode Island sometime.
Could Rembrandt have done it better? I’m not so sure of that. 😊