Trail Maintenance Tips
Appalachian Trail Conservancy On-line Newsletter
This chart is intended as a guide and is not comprehensive. Common sense and awareness are the best tools for any task.
Basic safety equipment for all trail work includes a first-aid kit, boots, work gloves, long pants, and appropriate dress for the weather.
Tips from The Crew
There are many regional differences in trail building and maintenance techniques, tools …. tips, hotlinks, and sidebars. The guidebook is ….. Figure 11—
Near north end of East Carry Pond Kennebec District Overseer Phil Pepin, and Assistant Overseer, Peter Roderick, led a bog-bridging workshop near the north end of East Carry Pond. New trail maintainer, A. Gordon Clarke, identified several areas along his trail assignment that needed new bridging due to the deterioration of current bridging and wet conditions causing unsightly widening of the footpath. This one-day workshop employed different bridging techniques ranging from using simple hand tools to more non-traditional methods — using chainsaws and a chainsaw mill.