The Logistics Team from the REI Distribution Center in
Sumner, WA dropped in for a day of service and trail work in Mount Rainier
National Park recently. Normally having
a narrow view of Salmon Creek off in the distance through an office window,
this was a welcome change of scenery for everyone. The crew was eleven strong and ready to get
their hands dirty the moment they arrived.
After a short and scenic “mile long hike” along the Wonderland Trail
leading up to Summerland just inside the White River Entrance, the group was
met by their trail crew lead, Jen, from the Washington Trails Association. She gave an introduction to the tools the
group would be using for the project of drainage trench clearing and then everyone
spread out over the trail to begin.
|WTA's Jen Haas giving the rundown of today's project.|
After a few hours of work, the crew found a breathtaking spot to rest for lunch, and almost immediately was back to work, showing how much they really wanted to complete this project. Covering approximately a mile of trail, clearing and creating any needed drainage trenches, the group worked determinedly throughout the afternoon.