Big Schloss Trail Work

Come out and help clear the trails on Great North Mountain the weekend before The Big Schloss.

Date
  • Sat Sep 18, 2021
Start location
Start time
  • 9:00 am
Time commitment
  • 6 hours
Contact
Entry
Sunrise & sunset
  • Begin civil twilight 5:32 am
    Sunrise 5:57 am
    Sunset 6:19 pm
    End civil twilight 6:44 pm
What to wear

Our focus will be on making our trails race worthy by weeding, brushing, and removing downed trees left by Tropical Storm Ida.

Details

We will meet at Wolf Gap Campground at 9 am sharp for our pre-trip safety briefing and planning meeting. Please plan your travel to arrive on time, or a little early, to facilitate our pre-trip activities.

Weather wise, our policy remains rain or shine. To a point. We will not meet if conditions are threatening, thunderstorms, high winds, etc. But you can assume we are going ahead with the work trip unless otherwise notified.

Please leave your four-legged volunteers at home. Trails are still somewhat crowded again this year so it is better for all if we leave our four legged companions at home.

Plan to be self-sufficient for the day. Make sure you have work gloves, plenty of water, food, hand sanitizer or sanitizing wipes, a comfortable mask or face cover, and any other items you may need during the day. Bring your own trail work tools (loppers, hand saws, weed eaters) and PPE if you have them; otherwise these things will be provided.

Après work

After wrapping up at Wolf Gap around 3 pm, we will head to Ridge Runner Brewing for post-work drinks and food.

A VHTRC trail work crew clearing the trail near the Big Schloss
A VHTRC trail work crew clearing the trail near the Big Schloss on June 3, 2017.

Last updated September 8, 2021

Club Event Participant Medical Policy

This is an event with very real risks to your well being. The VHTRC does not provide medical care for runners at this event. Runners are responsible for their own health, safety, and well being at this event. No doctors, nurses, or emergency medical technicians, or anyone with any medical training are available along the course, at any aid station, or at the finish. The club does not supply any medical goods or services, including bandages, splints, antiseptic, or Ibuprofen or any other drugs to maintain the health of runners. Physical, medical, and emergency care is the runners' responsibility. In case of an emergency, we will endeavor to get local emergency personnel to an injured runner as soon as possible. Since most of our events are in remote areas, medical care may be far away in distance or time. Each year, runners finish — or are forced to drop out — with scrapes, deep cuts, hematomas, dislocations, and sprains. Runners have experienced cuts, bruises, bee stings, and asthma attacks. This is an event with very real risks.