It wasn't all fun and games at summer camp. The kids at the 7th & 8th grade camp built this spur trail leading to an amazing outcrop of rocks (and likely to become a ridgetop bypass for the Deep Woods Trail someday).
Mike McGeehin processed the GPS data the kids collected and sent me this image. The green is the Deep Woods Trail that Mike Watson built for his Eagle Scout Project a few years ago. The red is the new spur the kids at camp built.
I am impressed that the image reveals that the original Deep Woods Trail—built before we had access to GPS technology but now documented with it—really does traverse the two least steep sections of hillside according to the contour lines. It was just Mike Watson and I bushwhacking through the forest with red ribbon until we liked the trail route.Here's a photo from along this new spur trail: