Sometimes making things happen in Fayetteville doesn't come easy. Sometimes you just have to get out there and do it yourself. Upon moving here in late March, I have become actively involved with three organizations: Plateau Action Network (PAN), New River Alliance of Climbers (NRAC), and the Fayetteville Freeride Park. This past weekend I put in close to 30 hours of volunteer work, and was able to contribute to all three groups. Recently (for PAN) I have been working on erosion control at an acid mine drainage site located off of Summerlee Rd. (headwaters of the Wolf Creek Watershed). Organizing labor for these types of projects can be tricky, but a few individuals made it happen. This past week a huge crew completely re-bolted 5 sport routes at the White Wall (Kaymoor) and replaced top anchors on 3 trad routes (I put some shiny new gear on Moon Child Posse). And just today, we unloaded a 52' trailer of wood for the Freeride Park. The wood will go towards constructing a perimeter fence around the park. All said and done, it feels good to volunteer and help beautify Fayetteville!
Big Rig bringing in the wood delivery