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AMC's Complete Guide to Trail Building and Maintenance (Appalachian Mountain Club Complete Guide To...)by Amc's Trails Department
Synopses & Reviews
Anyone can learn to build and maintain a durable hiking trail with the right teacher. Based on the AMCs experience in building and maintaining over 1,500 miles of trails in the Northeast, our manual is used by both the U.S. Forest and Park Services, and has been thoroughly updated to include new photographs and expanded content. Whether you are a hiker, volunteer trail maintainer, or land manager, here are all the essentials for creating environmentally sound trails.
Based on the AMCs experience in building and maintaining over 1,500 miles of trails in the Northeast, our manual has been thoroughly updated to include new photographs and expanded content.
About the Author
Heather Clish is Deputy Director of Conservation at the Appalachian Mountain Club.
Table of Contents
(1) Planning a Trail Project, (2) Creating New Trail, (3) Trails on Private Land, (4) Safety & Preparation, (5) Trail Reconstruction and Structure Installation, (6) Building Materials and Costs for Trail Construction and Reconstruction, (7) Maintenance, (8) Larger Structures, Appendix A: Personal First-Aid Kit for the Trail Worker, Appendix B: First-Aid Kit for Trail Crew of up to Ten Persons, Appendix C: Suppliers of Tools, Equipment, and Materials for Trail Work, Glossary, Recommended Reading, About the AMC, Index
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