The stewards at Green Oaks have been working hard this summer keeping the trails clear as part of their duties around Green Oaks to maintain the field station. During the week, the stewards wake up around sunrise to begin their duties before the summer heat sets in.
(Right: Emily Young ’12, paints a white stripe on a tree while trailblazing on Tuesday, Aug. 7.)
On Tuesday, Julia Sievert ’12, and Emily Young ’12, were out before 7 a.m. cleaning and trailblazing the Little John Nature Trail. The pair cleared some overgrowth, raked the path, remarked the path on the trees and worked to make the hilly parts of of the trail easier to navigate.
To see more photos of Sievert and Young hard at work in the early morning hours, go to the Flickr set.
(Right: Julia Sievert ’12 digs a shelf into the hillside to make hiking easier on the trail during maintenance work on Tuesday, Aug. 7. Below: The sun creeps over the trees on the morning of Tuesday, Aug. 7. The stewards are often up by daybreak to beat the summer heat.)