This case study shows how the Seward Ranger District on the Chugach National Forest uses mountain bikes.
Mountain bikes. You find them on nonwilderness trails everywhere. Continual improvements in bicycle suspensions, brakes, structural materials, and other key components allow mountain bikers to travel faster, farther, and with greater ease and dependability than ever before.
It should come as no surprise
that mountain bike enthusiasts who also maintain trails have seen the benefits
of using mountain bikes for trail work. This case study shows how the Seward
Ranger District on the Chugach National Forest uses mountain bikes. In
addition, it describes how the Missoula Technology and Development Center
(MTDC) worked with the District trail crew to develop a bicycle-mounted chain
saw carrier and evaluate several single-wheeled bicycle cargo trailers.
Published April 01, 1998
The Chain Saw and Crosscut Saw Training Course is a 16- to 32-hour course for basic to intermediate chain saw and crosscut saw users. The course is designed to provide the technical knowledge and skills that employees or volunteers will need to use these tools safely.
This Trail Maintenance Manual was developed as a field guideline and procedure manual for Park staff responsible for the maintenance, construction, and operation of the Santa Clara County Parks trails’ system.
A wide variety of tools are available to layout, construct, and maintain trails. Local and individual preferences often dictate the kinds of tools which are chosen for various tasks.
Packers still play an important role in backcountry trail development.