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published May 2012

Rocky Mountain Pack String Promotes Stock Packing Skills

by Glenn Ryan with USDA Forest Service

The Rocky Mountain Regional Specialty Pack String assists in managing and maintaining wilderness and back country areas using traditional animal packing livestock skills.


published May 2008

Volunteers promote trails and equine rides for public in NJ

Lusscroft Farm has a network of trails that connects the site with additional trails in High Point State Park and Stokes State Forest. The major purpose of this event has been to reintroduce the concept of equine trail rides to this area of New Jersey.


published Jul 2010

Florida Trails Expo inspires young equestrians to action

by Alexandra H. Weiss with Florida Office of Greenways and Trails

Florida Youth Equestrian Trails Expo is designed to inspire young equestrians to become active trail users, encourage advocacy and volunteerism on behalf of equestrian trails, and offer education in land conservation ethics.


published Jun 2012

10 Tips for Counting Visitors on Trails

by Yves Zsutty with City of San Jose - Parks, Recreation, and Neighborhood Services

If you aren’t counting and surveying trail users, you may be missing an opportunity to better fund your program and help the community understand the value of your trail system or interconnected network of trails.


published May 2010

Mules and horsemen aide in collaborative trail maintenance on the Sheltowee Trace

During a groundbreaking effort between horsemen and hikers and Daniel Boone National Forest Service personnel, supplies to improve a section of the Sheltowee Trace NRT were moved by two mules and a dozen workers to a site near Bark Camp Creek.


published Jan 2001

Trail Quotes

by Jim Schmid

A collection of trail quotes.



published Jan 2004

Trail Tools: Power Tools

by Jim Schmid

Though the bulk of trail work involves the use of hand tools, there are occasions where power tools are more efficient.


published Jan 2004

Trail Tools: Miscellaneous Tools

by Jim Schmid

These are the most commonly used Miscellaneous Tools with tips on using them safely and effectively.


published Jan 2004

Trail Tools: Survey, Layout, and Measuring Tools

by Jim Schmid

These are the most commonly used Survey, Layout, and Measuring Tools with tips on using them safely and effectively.