TREE DOWN – U.S. FOREST ROAD 77, CHATTAHOOCHEE NATIONAL FOREST

After 24 hours of 25+ MPH winds, this large pine gave way and blocked our drive up U.S. Forest Road 77 in the Chattahoochee National Forest. We were on our way to backpack a section of the Appalachian Trail near Three Forks, and after snapping a tow line – got to work using a Sven campsaw and a small hatchet to clear the path.

Fortunately, our primitive backcountry tools prevailed and after 30 minutes, we were moving again. Eight trucks and a motorcycle awaited passage. So after the next big storm …. maybe I’ll travel with a chain saw.


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