Trail U 644: Bear Mountain - Tool Use & Safety

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There's an old saying, "Work smarter not harder." Proper tool use is a big part of this concept. Topics covered will include how properly to use tools like pick mattocks, rock bars, hazel hoes, MacLeods and sledge hammers. We'll also teach practical exercises in utilizing mechanical advantage using rock bars and picks to move large rocks. Don’t underestimate the importance of this workshop--moving large rocks without the proper technique can cost a lot of time and potentially a lot of damage to your back and hands.


Registration for this course will be held in person at the conclusion of the pre-requisite TU 637:Intro to Bear Mountain Trails Project on May 4, 2013

If you missed TU 637 and are still interested in this course and getting involved in the Bear Mountain Trails Project, please email Ama - [email protected]

Workshop Date: 
Sunday, May 12, 2013 - 9:00am - 5:00pm
1 day
Location : 
Bear Mountain
Workshop Fee: 
Fee OR Free with recommendation
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Maximum Attendees: 
TU 637: Intro to Bear Mountain Trails Project
Membership Required?: 
Ama Koenigshof
Artie Hidalgo and Bob Brunner
Need more information? Please contact: 
[email protected] or 616-337-2481
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