Bill Wentz, the volunteer Overseer of PATC's Corbin Cabin, is planning a worktrip to the Cabin for the period April 27, 2014, 3:00 p.m., through May 1, 3:00 p.m., and needs help The Cabin is available for spending the night(s). People may offer help by making one or more day trips, or may overnight during the period for as long as desired. The Cabin is located in the Central section of the SNP, accessible by the Corbin Cabin Cutoff Trail, with parking and trailhead a few hundred yards north of milepost 38 on the Skyline Drive. That blue blazed Trail to the Cabin is 1.4 miles with an elevation drop of 1000 feet. The Cabin is located on a idealic, picturesque site near the headwaters of the Hughes River. It is also accessible from the Old Rag parking lot near the village of Nethers, by making the 4.3 mile walk up the Nicholson Hollow trail. Corbin Cabin is primative, meaning no plumbing or electricity, and with an outdoor privy. It is heated by a fireplace in the living room and an airtight cast iron stove in the kitchen. Full length, nylon covered, 4 inch thick foam mattress are on site, which are a year old and fairly clean. Volunteers would need to bring their own food and drinks. Bill Wentz has a two burner Coleman liquid fuel stove there, and a liquid fuel Coleman lantern, that volunteers would be welcome to use during times when he is present. Water is obtained from the Hughes River, which is about 10 feet wide at the location, and needs treatment before drinking. The work that needs to be done is scraping some loose coating off spots on the metal roof, and re-coating the entire roof with a tar like compound, which is on location. One stone chimney needs pointing of mortar. Some floor boards are bucked and need to be lifted, shaped and fitted, then re-fastened to the joists. Bill's priority is the roof scraping and coating job, and he extimates that job alone would take about 6 to 10 total person hours. Bill needs at a minimum one person, to be present while he is on the roof, or ladder, so as not to be alone in the event of injury. Any and all other help would be greatly appreciated. Any of these jobs can be done only partially, so nobody need feel pressure -- if it's not fun, we won't do it. Contact Bill Wentz, email firstname.lastname@example.org <mailto:email@example.com> , cell phone 540-908-1940 <tel:540-908-1940> .