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Trail U 552 - Stonework for Trail Work
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
Location :Bear Mountain, NY
Pre-requisites:Bear Mountain Orientation