CR NEMBA is planning a NEMBA Trail Fest with Maine Huts & Trails in Carrabassett Valley, Maine for June 8th and 9th 2013. We will be breaking ground on a new single track trail that will connect the town’s Narrow Gauge rail trail and the Sugarloaf Outdoor Center to Maine Huts & Trails new Stratton Brook Hut (opened Dec. 2012). Hardy Avery of Sustainable Trail Works will be designing and pin flagging the trail in May. This is a significant undertaking for MH&T and the first major mountain bike specific trail project that they have undertaken. CR NEMBA is thrilled to get to this point in our relationship with them. Check out MH&T web site to see what there are all about http://www.mainehuts.org/ be sure to check out the Stratton Brook hut while on the page. Volunteers are the guests of Maine Huts and Trails who will be providing their fully staffed hut to us at no cost. Participants will have free lodging on Friday and Saturday nights June 7 th & 8th. Dinner on Friday night; Breakfast, lunch and dinner on Saturday and Breakfast and lunch on Sunday will be provided at no cost to volunteers. The word “Hut” is a misnomer; this “Hut” is a million dollar, self-sufficient facility in the wilderness on a hill with sweeping views and includes, bunk houses, flush toilets, showers and a full service commercial kitchen. ITENERARY:

• Friday, June 7th – Arrive in Carrabassett Valley and ride your bike, camp fire fun at Stratton Brook Hut

• Saturday, June 8th – breakfast at 7:30AM at Stratton Brook Hut; trail work 8:30AM – 2:30PM (lunch served on the trail), back to the hut for a ride at 3:30PM; dinner at 7:00PM then more camp fire fun

• Sunday, June 9th – breakfast 8:00AM; trail work 9:00AM – 1:00PM, back to the hut for a ride

This is the first time CR NEMBA has hosted a NEMBA Trail Fest, we have a limited kit of tools and number of individuals that can lead teams of trail builders. We hope other chapters will participate, bring their tool kits and key trail builders. We will not be able to complete the trail in one weekend. The plan is to leave an example of a super fun and sustainably built trail… Like a template. Did I say free beer? If not, FREE BEER! Provided by Geary’s Brewing Company RSVP required. Please contact David at dhughes@carrabassettnemba.org to RSVP or with any questions. Thanks,   Dave Hughes (CR NEMBA President) Charlie Woodworth (MH&T executive director) Josh Tauses (CR NEMBA Trail Boss) Jason Cooke (MH&T trail manager)