Category Archives: Trail Crew

Building Trails in Sterling Forest: Work Begins on Red Back, Eagle

By: Sona Mason, West Hudson Program Coordinator Over the last few years, the Trail Conference, in partnership with the New York State Office of Parks, Recreation and Historic Preservation (OPRHP), has been writing down their “to-do” list for trail building and … Continue reading

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New Bridge Completed Over Stony Brook in Stokes State Forest

By Jean Brennan, Member of the West Jersey Trail Crew In the spring of 2015, the West Jersey Trail Crew began work in Stokes State Forest on a new realignment of the Stony Brook and Blue Mountain trails, including a … Continue reading

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A Year in the Life of the Westchester Trail Tramps

By Westchester Trail Tramps Supervisor Mary Dodds The Westchester Trail Tramps has evolved into a year-round crew that performs trail maintenance, improvement, construction, and monitoring Wednesday and Friday mornings (and other days when necessary). We go where we are needed … Continue reading

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New Section of Appalachian Trail on Bear Mountain Opens with Ribbon-Cutting Hike

Text and Photos by Andrea Minoff, Assistant to the Long Distance Trails Crew Chief A new section of the Appalachian Trail on the southwest shoulder of Bear Mountain in Harriman/Bear Mountain State Parks was opened this past Saturday, Nov. 14. Long … Continue reading

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Long Distance Trails Crew Nears Completion of Appalachian Trail Relocation on Bear Mountain

Text by Bob Fuller and Marty Costello, pictures by Marty Costello, LDTC members New trail goes up through cliffs, climbs a stone ladder, and reaches beautiful views. In March 2015, the Long Distance Trails Crew (LDTC) began work on a … Continue reading

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Rebirth and Reroutes Along the Shawangunk Ridge Trail

The Shawangunk Ridge Trail took a hit this spring, when a massive wildfire sparked in Summitville, N.Y., ended up burning 2,600 acres across the ridge. No injuries or structural damage were reported, and the fire—which was ignited on May 3 … Continue reading

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Opening of Doris Duke Trail Celebrated with Ribbon-Cutting Hike

Text and photos by Andrea Minoff The weather couldn’t have been better as a large group of enthusiastic hikers, ranging in age from the single digits to 70s-plus, and several canine companions gathered last Sunday, Sept. 20, to celebrate the … Continue reading

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