Tag Archives: Ask a Trail Builder
Ask a Trail Builder: Understanding Grade Reversals
By Erik Mickelson, Field Manager The trail I maintain has issues with water channeling down the tread. What can be done to fix this? It sounds like your trail has a lack of grade reversals. A “grade reversal” is not … Continue reading
Ask a Trail Builder: What’s Up With All the Hammers?
By Ama Koenigshof, Trail Builder and Educator Why all the hammers? Do you really need them to build trails? Hammers are an essential tool in trail construction, especially when dry stone masonry is involved. But the variety can be overwhelming. Hammers … Continue reading
Ask a Trail Builder: How Do You Design a Good Trail?
By Ama Koenigshof, Trail Builder and Educator I didn’t realize people actually design trails. How do you figure out the best place to build them? While designing a new trail, I have a lot of things running through my mind: … Continue reading