The Mountain Goat Trail Alliance held a volunteer work day on Saturday, September 28th to clear parts of the trail in preparation for construction of the Mountain Goat Trail between Sewanee and Monteagle.
“It’s exciting to see physical progress on this part of the Mountain Goat Trail. We’re all looking forward to completing this section so folks can walk or bike on the Mountain Goat between Sewanee and Pearl’s, Mooney’s Market, and the shops and restaurants of Monteagle,” said MGTA board member Chris Roberts of Nashville, who was on hand to participate in the cleanup.
The sites for the workday were a section of railbed adjoining Mooney’s Market and the connector trail behind Pearl’s restaurant. Nate Wilson, University of the South Domain Manager and MGTA volunteer, provided the university’s chipper-shredder for use on the small trees and brush which were cleared from the trail. Students from Chi Psi fraternity at the University of the South also participated, as did volunteers from Sewanee, Tracy City, and Chattanooga.
Bids are currently being accepted for construction of Phase II of the Mountain Goat Trail between Sewanee and Monteagle, with construction due to start by spring of 2014.