Spent two days of my vacation helping the Maine Conservation Corp re-route the Abol Trail. The trail is one of three main paths to the peak of Katahdin. It was closed last year due to a rock slide which has destabilized the area for the forseeable future. The reroute adds another .75 miles to the trail and goes through some deep, deep forest, untouched for 100 years. It has been quite a challenge. All the work is with hand tools, except the initial tree cut. Even stumps are pulled by hand. All water bars will be of rock. It rained incessantly, but the work went on. What a crew. It probably won't be hike-able until next year, as it needs some serious erosion control as the top priority. Enjoy!