During this four-day basic trail training session, participants learn how to design, lay out, construct, and maintain sustainable trails.
Presented by: Rockingham Community College
October 18 - 21, 2021
Location: Rockingham Community College
The online registration system can be challenging for first-time registrants. We recommend calling RCC Continuing Education at 336-342-4261 ext. 2107 to register directly, or if you experience any registration problems.
During this four-day basic trail training session, participants learn how to design, lay out, construct, and maintain sustainable trails. Classroom teaching and experiential learning are combined to understand the fundamentals of sustainable trails. Participants discuss the “trail experience” and characteristics of sustainable trails. They learn about the five essential elements of sustainable trails and how to incorporate them into trail layout and construction. The session covers design, construction, and maintenance techniques that minimize the volume and velocity of water on the trail tread. Receive guidance from desktop trail planning to design and layout, corridor flagging, and pin flagging of a trail alignment in the field. Gain field experience constructing new trail reroutes and maintaining existing trails on the RCC campus. Become familiar with the use of a clinometer to measure trail grade/steepness and side slopes. Common trailwork hand tools will be utilized for trail construction and maintenance. Participants should bring their own lunch, snacks, and plenty of drinking water. Participants must dress appropriately for trailwork – gloves, safety glasses, long pants, and closed-toe shoes (boots preferred). Trailbuilding tools will be provided.
A couple of local hotels, Hampton Inn, Eden and Holiday Inn and Suites, Reidsville, are offering a special rate ($84 + tax) for TRAILS program students. You will need to call the hotel directly and tell them you are with the Rockingham Community College TRAILS program. Please let me know if you have any trouble getting this rate. Cabins and tent camping are available at Camp GuilRock. For additional information, please contact the Camp Director ([email protected] gmail.com ) at 336-342-1951. Camping is also available at Lake Reidsville. Reservations can be made by calling 336-349-4738.
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