Trail Work in Paradise

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Love this View

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hiking back to camp was not easy

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End of the Day

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After a dip in the ocean

ready for Mac N Cheese after a LONG day of working on trails

immature eagle

watching us walk by

camping

on the beach

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folding saw that disappeared

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KBSP Work Party with Eric across the Bay. Spent 2 nights and worked on the “popular” trail from Glacier Spit towards Glacier lake. This time instead of whacking through thick jungle, we did preventative maintenance on a relatively clear trail. I mistakenly thought this might be easier than past trail work, but we camped 1.5 miles (of rocky beach w/a tidal creek crossing) away from the trail head and the bending tangled soap berry bushes amongst glacier rocks – made for VERY slow going with gas brusher, requiring lots of hand tools , bending over, raking & stopping often to let hikers go by. Any thoughts of a leisurely weekend on a popular trail went out the window and we came back sufficiently Tired And Happy! 
The 2nd night we watched humpbacks play & spout as we ate dinner. The Loons sang all night long and Bill had something large sniff his tent in the night. Jane & I went swimming in the ocean the 2nd night after work- it was so warm out! I have NEVER gone ocean swimming in Sept before! it was strange not to have a campfire (burn ban) but it was so warm nobody cared. We really had fun here and it was sad to leave.
The only odd thing: we had some tools laying on top of a tarp on the trail and a small folding handsaw disappeared from this pile. (Friends of Kachemak Bay State Park bought tools for trail volunteers & this is a great little saw) I added a photo of it here, spray painted green, with FRIENDS written on it..in case you see it! We are really hoping a bear took it, not a human and it may show up on the trail! Happy Trails! #TrailVolunteeringISFun#LoveOurPark#KachemakBayStatePark#Grateful#WildTrails#BeautifulWeekend#FriendsofKachemakBayStatePark#SupportTrails

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