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Fencing, Burgers, and Views

The week of July 12, 2016: The crew is out working on the North Rim of the Black Canyon of The Gunnison. The project this week is to build fence for the National Park Service. Building fence can be hard work. The crew needs to cut a path through the thick underbrush of sage and gamble oak along the park boundary. Then they string a line to ensure the fence will be straight. Many of the tools and materials are carried in by hand. Holes are dug for wood posts and then T posts are pounded in as well. Everything needs to be level and inline before fencing is strung. Every 300 feet an 'H' post goes in and a section of fence can then go up. Once all the fencing is up and clipped to the posts, the process is repeated and continues until the fencing project is complete.

Measure twice cut once, dig once.

At the end of the work day the crew heads back to camp and has the evening to enjoy the beautiful landscape they are in. The evening I stayed with the crew, we had burgers and enjoyed the views the Black Canyon of the Gunnison had to offer.

The Black Canyon of The Gunnison is a beautiful place that our crews enjoy working in.

Thank You to the National Park Service and the folks that work at the Black Canyon for giving us the opportunity to work with you!

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