Bear Mountain - Stone Crib Wall Construction: Trail U 1005

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This is a 2 day course!  It is open and free to all those interested in learning and building stone crib wall!   Learn when and how to construct stone crib walls (a centerpiece of the Bear Mountain Trails Project) to support a tread way or retain a hillside. In this workshop, attention will be paid to key design requirements such as achieving solid points of contact, batter, and eliminating running joints. Basic rock moving using picks and bars, and stone shaping with the use of hammers and chisels, will be incorporated into the course.   This course is suited for all levels, from beginner to experienced crew members.  Each participant will recieve their own 10 foot section of wall, from straight and straight forward to sections of wall with features such as convex and concave curves, multi tier tall wall, and possibly a step stile.   This course is taught by Kevin Simpson, Bear Mountain Field Manager and Dry Stone Walling Association of Great Britan Certified Level 1 Waller.     For more information on the Bear Mountain Trails Project and the Megalithic Trail Crew check out
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Saturday, August 22, 2015 - 9:00am - Sunday, August 23, 2015 - 5:00pm
2 days
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Bear Mountain
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Cut Off Date and Time: 
Wed, 08/19/2015 - 22:00
Interest in Stone Crib Wall Construction
Membership Required?: 
Ama Koenigshof
Kevin Simpson
Need more information? Please contact: 
Ama Koenigshof - 616-337-2481 - [email protected]
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