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.
An excellent reference for woodland owners and foresters alike.”New England Forestry Foundation
The how-to-do-it reference book for anyone, anywhere, who is responsible for trail work.”Maine Sunday Telegram
This book talks about trails, their effect on the hiking experience, and the joy of trail tending. Clear and comprehensive, this is the guide for working on trails in the Northeast.”Lars Botzojorns, Green Mountain Club
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
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