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The North Country National Scenic Trail facilitates trail maintenance through a system of Trail Adopters who take responsibility for sections of trail. The NCTA Adopter Handbook notes that “A good trail experience is what gains support for the trail and ultimately increases membership.” The Handbook details standards for signs, blazes, tread, bridges, and campsites.
Published June 2010
An insightful story about Tony Cacela, former NAVY SEAL, founder of Camelot Tools LLC, and creator of the versatile SITEMASTER tool.
Tools for Trails: Measuring and Surveying Tools
Before trail builders start digging, they first have to lay the trail, flag the line, and more to ensure a grade that not only matches the terrain but also is well throughout to prevent erosion.
Let’s talk about grubbing and raking tools! You might have heard the term grubbing before, but if you’re new to trail building, it may be unfamiliar. Grubbing is when you are removing earth and topsoil. Basically digging into the first while removing vegetation in the process. Trail builders may also call this process hogging.
There are a few options for striking tools that you may see out on a project. Some like the sledge hammer will be seen more, while others may only be pulled out for special projects.