Weekend Pick: Volunteer on the John Muir Trail

first_imgSaturday is National Trails Day, a nationwide series of events hosted by local trail clubs, individuals, and organizations dedicated to keeping the United States Trail System in good working order. Throughout the country, events will be held encouraging people to get outside and hit the trail. Although National Trails Day is organized by the American Hiking Society, mountain biking, paddling, bird watching, trail running, and anything else that involves a trail are all supported by the program. Not only is this a celebration of our trail system and a chance to get more people outside and on the trail, it is also a chance to recognize the thousands of volunteers who spend their time keeping the 200,000 miles of U.S. trails in good working order. They are the ones out there on weekends and evenings doing the manual labor and maintenance it takes to make the trails passable and beautiful.To that end, this weekend give a little something back and volunteer to help clear or cut a trail on public lands this Saturday. There are numerous opportunities to do so in North Carolina, Georgia, and Tennessee with all the national park and national forest land and you can find a map of official National Trails Day clean up events on their website. We recommend heading for Ducktown, Tenn. and volunteering with the Tennessee Wild Helping Hands to clear up the eastern end of the John Muir Trail. The John Muir Trail is a National Recreation Trail, but is in need of rebuilding, reshaping, and other basic trail repairs. No previous trail maintenance experience is necessary and all tools and safety gear will be provided. Just bring your work boots, lunch, and enthusiasm – long pants would probably be a good idea also.Give back to the trails that have given so much to you and make this Saturday a day of service. You’ll feel good, get some exercise, and set the tone for future generations of trail users.View Larger Maplast_img read more

SuperSport’s Never-ending Season Continues with AFCON Qualifiers

first_imgThe countdown to Euro 2016 also continues on SuperSport with high profile warm-up matches featuring a Germany in need of regaining winning momentum ahead of the June 10 – July 10 spectacle.Broadcast details includes the Botswana match against Uganda on SS4HD, SS4 and SS9E. While Guinea-Bissau and Zambia would be shown on SS9 just as Gambia’s tie against South Africa will come up on SS4HD and Côte D Ivoire will tackle Gabon with all the matches coming up tomorrow.Share this:FacebookRedditTwitterPrintPinterestEmailWhatsAppSkypeLinkedInTumblrPocketTelegram It may officially be the off-season, but football continues on the World of Champions with nine 2017 Africa Cup of Nations qualifiers.With the Gabon 2017 qualifiers two matches from being concluded, it’s now a matter of win or bust for former champions South Africa and Zambia. In the same predicament are Botswana, Angola and Mauritius.All five nations lie in third place in their respective groups and must win this weekend to keep alive the faint hopes of progressing to the finals as the two best overall runners-up.last_img read more