Ascend Event Recap

The Alabama Beta team was on site at Cherokee Rock Village at 8am on 4/20/19. The forecast suggested the rain that had come in the night before would be gone early in the morning, but Lookout Mountain stalled out the system and the conditions were too wet and cold for climbing that day. So we focused on trail cleanup.

Our team worked the entire trail system, from the parking lot through the campground, wandering between and scrambling around on the rocks picking up bits of trash, abandoned shoes and broken glass. We left the place in better shape than we found it, and found greater appreciation for the simple beauty of the place.

The most common items we came across were cigarette filters, cheap beer cans and soda containers.

Just a thought.

Ryan Cavender