CVATC And Union Quarries Team Up To Improve The Road To The Boiling Springs Campsite
Our Club maintains the tent campsite located just off the A.T. near Boiling Springs, just south of the railroad tracks and the Yellow Breeches Creek. We also maintain a dirt road to allow us to get equipment to the campsite and also for the truck that installs and pumps out the portable toilet.
With last year’s above average rainfall, the dirt road became impassable at times. As a result the pump out truck got stuck and later the driver became justifiably "gun shy" about going in if conditions were very wet. This year has been just as wet, so we’ve had the same problems getting the truck in. CVATC decided that we had to improve the road.
We contacted Union Quarries in Carlisle. They generously donated 44.5 tons of gravel, which would have cost us about $700. Recently 20 volunteers, led by Trail master Craig Dunn, helped to spread gravel along the road. This included one thru hiker who dropped his pack and helped for a couple of hours. This work should make the road passable for some time to come.
Thank you to everyone who helped out. Thanks especially to our friends at Union Quarries.