The team when we first got to Big Bend
Leia working on picking out some grasses that were growing in the trail at Santa Elena's Canyon
The team working on gathering rocks to dump onto the turnpike being built to help the trail from continuing eroding
Ian working on the turnpike
The ending product of the turnpike on the Pinnacles trail
Derek, Christina, Sarah, Jo, Jeremy, Leia, Ashley, Jenna and Ian up on The Lost Mine Trail at sunset
Ashley, Sarah, Jeremy, Shiny, Derek, Ian, and Jenna climbed Casa Grande
Christina, Jenna, and Jo removed a giant rock, named Lucifer, while installing a check on the Window Trail. (a "check" is a log that sits right below tread level on the trail to help keep the trail from eroding as hikers walk by.)
On our first hitch to Emory Peak, our campsite was infested with thousands of little flies. We had to move to another campsite on the mountain.
This is a part of the new Emory Peak trail that we built from scratch.
We had to fill 5 gallon buckets full of dirt for a couple of retaining walls we built on the trail.
Joseph, our mule guy, brought the mules up to transport the dirt further up the trail. Jenna and Jeremy load the buckets into the panyard on the right side of the mule while Colin, our supervisor, loads another bucket on the left. The mules have to be loaded in this fashion to keep the weight evenly distributed on the mules, making it easier for them to walk.
The team's kindergarten picture at our campsite on Emory Peak
On our first shopping trip at Porter's in Alpine
Our base campsite at the Remuda Bunkhouse
We've picked up a new hobby in Big Bend...Hula Hoop!
The mules carrying all our equipment to our campsite on Emory Peak.