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  • 46er Trail Crew looking for more people this year!

    Fellow hikers, 46ers and aspirants, the 46er Trail Crew is looking for more help! We have an aggressive schedule this year and could use you!
    Want to give back? Play in the mud? Earn hours towards a Conservation Service Award? Then check out this year's outings and sign up. There's no need to be registered 46er!

    http://www.adk46er.org/trail-crew.html
    We are closer now than we were five minutes ago

  • #2
    Not only is it a great way to give back to the mountains you love but it is lots of fun too!

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    • #3
      Thanks for posting this. What exactly is involved in trail hardening?

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      • gebby
        gebby commented
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        Grunt work! Brute strength! Usually, we "gravel mine" from stream and creek beds to bring loose gravel up for some sections and find local large rocks, small boulders that can be carried in "rock blankets" by four to six people to set as stepping stones in wet, muddy sections. That's trail hardening.
        Last edited by gebby; 04-26-2019, 02:30 PM.

      • Hear the Footsteps
        Hear the Footsteps commented
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        In Blowdown Sweeps
        People walk in carrying tools such as hoes, shovels, bow saws, loppers. Water bars and channels are cleared of debris usually lots of wet leaves.
        Dix-Round pond for instance has lots of water bars and also has channels that run along side turnpiking(elevated trail packed with gravel).
        Some of the group works on clearing out deadfall over the trail.

    • #4
      Usually we dig sand and gravel from a brook or pit, carry it in buckets, and fill the wet areas in the trail. Sometimes we set large rocks in place along with sand/gravel.

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      • #5
        Usually we dig sand and gravel from a brook or pit, carry it in buckets, and fill the wet areas in the trail. Sometimes we set large rocks in place along with sand/gravel.


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