Trail U 552 - Stonework for Trail Work

Workshop Number: 
552

This course will focus on the basics of stone construction for trail work. Students will learn how to set stones, construct basic stone crib/retaining walls, and install rock steps to help prevent erosion on steeply graded trails. Topics covered include how to set a base tier, achieve solid points of contact, avoid running joints, and proper backfilling. Students will be using mostly rock bars, pick mattocks and mash hammers, utilizing native fieldstone as a building material.

Registration for this workshop will be held in person at the conclusion of the prerequisite Trail U 549 - Intro to Bear Mountain Trails Project.

Workshop Date: 
Saturday, April 14, 2012 - 9:00am - 4:30pm
Duration: 
1 day
Location : 
Bear Mountain, NY
Workshop Fee: 
Free
Workshop Status: 
Closed
Maximum Attendees: 
12
Level: 
Intermediate
Pre-requisites: 
Bear Mountain Orientation
Membership Required?: 
Yes
Coordinator: 
Larry Wheelock
Instructor: 
Jolly Rovers
Need more information? Please contact: 
Larry Wheelock, [email protected] or 201-512-9348 x16
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