Monday, April 26, 2010

April 24 and 25 2010
Saturday, April 24, 2010
PATC Trail Patrol Training at Glasshouse

Map and compass skills training.
Trail Patrol routine procedures training.

Trail Patrol Leave-No-Trace training.

Trail patrol scenario training.

More Trail Patrol scenario training.

Sunday, April 25, 2010 Trail Patrol on Old Rag.
The forecast had called for rain but it turned out to be great weather. SNP was having a FEE FREE day. But because there had been rain forecast the parking lot only had about 30 cars in it and the mountain probably only had around 100 hikers on it this day. There were weekend winter days with deep snow that had more visitors.

A flutter of Swallowtails obtaining minerals from the mud. Not long after seeing these we walked through the middle of a different flutter(kaleidoscope, rabble, swarm, rainbow) of over a hundred yellow swallowtail butterflies that swirled all around us.

Looking up the Ridge Trail.

A PATC TP member providing a little bit of advice and interpretation to a couple of hikers.

The summit of Old Rag.
The Old Rag Mountain Stewards (ORMS) are back on the mountain next week.

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