Crescent Moon volunteers work with a view
Crescent Moon volunteers work with a view

Crescent Moon volunteers work with a view

One of the best perks of many HistoriCorps projects? The view.

IMG_20160513_191141979Volunteers just finished up two sessions of work at Crescent Moon Cabin, located in Sedona, Arizona. Their campsite backyard view? Cathedral Rock.

Volunteer Kim Davison says she “loved the view! I had been in Sedona a month or so ago, and the only camping spot I could find was nice enough, but had none of the Sedona vibe.” Volunteers got the chance to actually stay in the Crescent Moon Cabin itself, which  is a fully furnished house, complete with a dining room table and chairs. Some camped out but also remained on the site itself. Imagine waking up every morning to the towering red rocks of Sedona. Now that’s a vacation!

Besides its beautiful rock formations, Sedona is also known for its brilliant night sky, and you can often see the Milky Way on a good, cloudless night. That’s what Joe Dragon was hoping for when he snuck out of the cabin with his camera and fellow worker Will at 1 o’clock in the morning. Joe says “Clouds prevented the mission but the orange sky, only revealed through long exposures, was dramatic behind this iconic butte.” Day or night, Arizona is a stunning state – make sure to visit one day if you didn’t make it for this project!

Back at Crescent Moon Cabin, it wasn’t just about the views. Volunteers got right to work replacing the pergolas at the main and side entrances, fixing windows and doors, and rehabilitating masonry walls. Joe says he loved getting to know his fellow volunteers and enjoyed the variety of work there was to do. John Simmons, another volunteer on the site, commented that his favorite part of the project was “seeing the rehab happening” in person. From start to finish, one day to the next, it’s a great feeling knowing that you made a difference and helped to save an important piece of American history! Every day is different.

There are plenty of HistoriCorps projects left to register for this summer so get online and sign up today! Experience more great people, beautiful views, and important work.