A Trailbuilding Primer For Western Maryland
Trail Solutions returned June 2012 for a third time to western Maryland to share the latest in hand- and mechanized trailbuilding techniques with a new generation of land managers, advocates, and seasonal trail crew.
Garrett Trails has stepped into a leadership role in the region, hiring a seasonal crew for a third year and outfitting them with a DitchWitch SK-650. They also futher cementing their partnerships with the state's Department of Natural Resource by offering the training opportunities to staff at the region's State Parks and Forests. ASCI's Fork Run provided the canvas for exercising the new skills, as training participants flagged new segments, built trail by hand, and then experienced the productivity improvement potential of using the small walk-behind dozer.
With the hard work and advocacy of Garrett Trails and a multi-year trails funding commitment from MDNR, look out Harrisonburg, Canaan Valley, and Raystown: big things are coming to western Maryland!