Friends of Pisgah (FOP) President Kathy Thatcher, John Hudachek and FOP trails chief John Herrick met at the Kilburn Trailhead at 10:00.  It was decided to remove several dangerous trees leaning over trails at Chesterfield Gorge Natural Area. So we drove to the Gorge and removed a half dozen dead trees.

FOP had received an email the previous day that trees were down on the Bear Mountain Trail east of Plain Road.  So on the way back to Kilburn we detoured down to the Plain Road Trailhead.  While the two Johns ate lunch on the back of John's pickup Kathy hiked up the trail and found the fallen trees. After lunch we hiked up Bear Mountain Trail and removed the fallen trees and branches.

The crew returned to John's truck, then drove to Kilburn parking lot at 1:15.  Since the rain had become steady at this point we decided to call it a day.  

John Hudachek