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 Home     April 28, 2017  
Event Detail
Mary Ingles Trail Blazers (MITB)
Start Date/Time: Tuesday, May 9, 2017 6:00 PM
End Date/Time: Tuesday, May 9, 2017 7:00 PM
Recurring Event: Recurring Event On the Second Tuesday of the month until 10/13/2020 (total 68 events)
Importance: Normal Priority
Description:

Meets the second Tuesday of each month at 6 p.m.  Phone 304-755-0440 or visit our website for more information.

Place of the meeting----St. Albans Public Library


MARY INGLES TRAIL BLAZERS CHAPTER CALENDAR OF EVENTS

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SPRING 2015 SCHEDULE OF EVENTS,

Including regular meetings the SECOND TUESDAY of every month unless otherwise noted.

 Come join the Mary Ingles Trail Blazers (MITB) chapter of the West Virginia Scenic Trails Association (WVSTA) at our regular monthly meetings, workhikes, and special events throughout the following year as we develop & maintain the Mary Ingles Trail, and as we commemorate the people, places, and events important to Kanawha Valley history.  Through special weekend events and warm season, second-Tuesday meetings, our work on the Mary Ingles Trail will continue in 2015. 

For more information contact Doug Wood, chingwe1755@yahoo.com or 304-550-1006.  For updates within a week before a scheduled event, use the phone number, not the e-mail address, or you’re likely not to receive a response.  Also check out the MITB website at:  http://maryinglestrailblazers.homestead.com/index.html

            The MITB will meet every SECOND TUESDAY of the month at 6pm.  The March and April 2015 meetings will be held indoors at the St. Albans library (see directions below).  May through October 2015, we will be outdoors hiking or working on the Second Tuesdays, beginning with our annual spring cookout at Woodscape on May 12.

 

MITB COLD SEASON 2015 SECOND TUESDAY MEETINGS, 6PM & OTHER EVENTS OF INTEREST:

            In the St. Albans Public Library at the corner of 6th Ave. & 4th St.  Go through the underpass at the end of the St. Albans-Nitro bridge, then turn L at the stoplight in St. Albans on 6th Ave.  Just past Wendy’s burger joint on the R is the library with ample parking in the back.  Second Tuesday of each month November through March, 6pm.

2015 -Feb. 28 (Wknd.) – Winter exploration on the Allegheny Trail.  We will be staying at our fishing camp beside Greenbrier River (Lat/Lon = 37°37'1.80"N/80°45'41.36"W or DD = 37.617162°/-80.761492°) and exploring for a new segment of the trail on Peters Mtn.  This will be on rough terrain.  If you only want to join us for the Saturday exploration, meet us at 9AM at the Cheese-n-More Store parking area at Gap Mills along WV Rt. 3 in Monroe Co., WV (Lat/Lon = 37°33'44.47"N/80°24'27.76"W or DD =  37.562353°/-80.407710°).  The crew will scout and flag potential trail routes in vicinity.  Bring your own lunch, liquid, gloves, loppers, hand pruning saws, appropriate clothing for the weather, & first-aid.  A tracking GPS might be handy also.  Workhike leader:  Doug Wood 304-550-1006, chingwe1755@yahoo.com  I will likely be out of cell range and without internet service Feb. 26-29, but you can reach my camp phone at 304-466-2724.

-Mar. 6-8 (Wknd.) – This is not a sanctioned MITB event, but you may find it of interest.  Carter Caves Tracking and Woodslore Weekend (call the KY park for more info or check http://parks.ky.gov/!userfiles/carter-caves/events/tracking-woodslore-agenda-2015.pdf ).

-Mar. 10 (Tues.), 9AM-3PM Walk-through of the AEP portion of the MI Trail.  We will check the condition of this six-mile portion of trail.  Meet at APCo Mary Ingles South Trailhead near Bills Creek Road and John Amos Power Plant (Lat/Lon = 38.478936°/ -81.837014°).

-Mar. 10 (Tues.), 6PM – regular SECOND TUESDAY meeting at the St. Albans Public Library (Theme: Signs and map for the AEP portion of the MI Trail).  We will discuss the findings of our walk-through and plan our warm season work schedule accordingly.

-Mar. 14 (Wknd.) – Winter exploration on the Allegheny Trail.  We will be staying at our fishing camp beside Greenbrier River (Lat/Lon = 37°37'1.80"N/80°45'41.36"W or DD = 37.617162°/-80.761492°) and exploring for a new segment of the trail on Peters Mtn.  This will be on rough terrain.  If you only want to join us for the Saturday exploration, meet us at 9AM at the Cheese-n-More Store parking area at Gap Mills along WV Rt. 3 in Monroe Co., WV (Lat/Lon = 37°33'44.47"N/80°24'27.76"W or DD =  37.562353°/-80.407710°).  The crew will scout and flag potential trail routes in vicinity.  Bring your own lunch, liquid, gloves, loppers, hand pruning saws, appropriate clothing for the weather, & first-aid.  A tracking GPS might be handy also.  Workhike leader:  Doug Wood 304-550-1006, chingwe1755@yahoo.com  I will likely be out of cell range and without internet service Mar. 12-15, but you can reach my camp phone at 304-466-2724.

-Mar. 16 (Mon.) 6:30PM – This is not a sanctioned MITB event, but you may find it of interest.  At the South Charleston Public Library during the Handlan Chapt. of the Brooks Bird Club, Biologist Whitney Bailey of the WVDNR will speak about the planning process for the new WV Wildlife Conservation Action Plan.  The DNR wants public input, so if you have an interest in wildlife along the trails you hike, attend, learn and give the DNR your two cents worth.

-Apr. 11 (Sat.), 9AM-1PM – This is not a sanctioned MITB event, but you may find it of interest.  Annual St. Albans City Park Wildflower Walks.  This is spearheaded by Deb Keener, former assistant superintendent of KSF.  Check the next event this day, below…

-Apr. 11 (Sat.), 3PM-6PM – MITB workhike on Wall Fork of KSF.  Kevin Dials, assistant supt. has given permission for us to blaze the Wall Fork portion of the MI Trail.  Meet at the Kanawha State Forest shooting range (Lat/Lon = 38°15'37.68"N/ 81°38'15.19"W or 38.260468°/ -81.637553°).  Check the next event this day, below…

-Apr. 11 (Sat.), 7PM-9PM – The KV Master Naturalists are having a campfire gathering at the Shrewsbury Hollow Group Camping Area above the Nature Center (Lat/Lon =  38°16'5.36"N/ 81°39'24.31"W or  38.268154°/-81.656754°).  As many of you know, the MI Trail passes right through the group camping area.  Everybody is invited.  More details later.  I plan on attending all three events this day.

-Apr. 14 (Tues.), 6PM – regular SECOND TUESDAY meeting at the St. Albans Public Library (Theme:  Planning the MITB involvement in the upcoming Osbra Eye Memorial Wildflower Walks at KSF).

-Apr. 18 (Sat.), 9:00AM – Osbra Eye Memorial Spring Nature Walks at Kanawha State Forest.  If you can help with food prep., registration, etc. please contact me (Doug Wood) and I’ll forward your info to the contact person.

-May 12 (Tues.), 6PM – Cookout at AT WOODSCAPE (NOT at library) and beginning of SECOND TUESDAY OUTDOOR activities.  (Lat/Lon:  38°23'3.11"N/ 81°55'52.43"W or Decimal degrees:  38.384200°/-81.931227°).  We are hoping that the woodcocks will give us a show this eve if the weather permits.  If weather is really lousy, we will hold the cookout on the front porch of our house (Lat/Lon = 38°22'49.07"N/ 81°55'59.92"W or DD = 38.380297°/-81.933311°).

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