Silver Crew went on their first hitch with their entire crew present. The first three days we worked with Jerry and Al of the Trail Dogs on the LOVIT trail that they built. It was a lot of walking with weed eaters, a scythe, and loppers. We cleared the corridor of the hike and bike trail, and past by quartz pits where they used to mine quartz. There were benches placed at great scenic spots along the trail to remind us to take water breaks and gave great views for our lunch breaks. The next five days we worked with Ron and Robbert of the Trail Dogs on sections of the Ouachita Vista Trail doing similar work. During our time working with the Trail Dogs we learned all about the area, how the LOVIT trail came to be, fun facts about islands in lake Ouachita, and the best place to eat pie.
-Danielle Brown – Field Crew Member (Silver Crew)