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Four Peaks - AZT #20Payson, AZ
Payson, AZ
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The Arizona Trail Association is helping the USFS Tonto Basin Ranger District replace burned signs along the AZT. We've been working on developing a process to do this at a cost we can afford. Several months ago a member bought a bunch of oak boards off Craigs List. We worked with Heather and Fred Studios, a custom woodworking shop in Tempe, to layout the signs. From there an ATA volunteer cuts the oak we have on hand into sign blanks. Today we took the first batch to Heather and Fred to run the sign on his absolutely awesome CNC machine. The results couldn't be better!

Now the real work begins, schlepping these boards into the wilderness, finding and cutting a suitable natural sign post, digging it in, and mounting the sign. Volunteers welcome!

The same process and product will be used on the Mount Peeley project to replace all the signs that burned in the 2012 fire.

PS: If anyone has a lead on oak or other outdoor tolerant wood, that machine is a hungry beast, and we need more!
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