Saturday, June 10, 2023| 10 a.m. – 4:00 p.m.
The Long Trail
Join the Green Mountain Club for an introductory workshop on trail maintenance of hiking trails in New England. Whatever your interest and experience in trails, this workshop will impart the basics of maintenance techniques and best practices. Topics covered include: an overview of trail tools, safe handling and care; basic principles of digging, identifying and clearing drainage structures; using a handsaw to clear blowdowns; monitoring blazes and trail signage; brushing in user trails; repairing tread; identifying and assessing structures on the trail in need of repair. We’ll be learning on the ground using the trail as our classroom.
Come prepared with sturdy hiking footwear, backpack, layers appropriate for the weather, water and snacks. All participants should be comfortable hiking 6 miles, carrying tools in addition to their own gear, bending, kneeling and digging in the ground and managing whatever weather we encounter for the day.
Saturday, 6/10, Long Trail Southbound from Forest Rd. 10 to Big Branch Shelter. This trailhead is 15 minutes off of Rt. 7 in Danby, VT.