Trail Maintenance - Friends of the Wapack

Last Updated 04/21/2014

Trail Maintenance Documents:

Trail Maintenance Guidelines
These Trail Maintenance Guidelines provide basic advice on best practices for trail maintenance for our Section Captain trail adopters, and all trail crew volunteers.

Spring Trail Patrol and Inventory
Each spring, our Section Captain trail adopters check their sections for winter damage. This document provides pointers on things to look for while assessing the condition of the trail.

Sign Construction Guidelines
Sign construction guidelines for Wapack Trail signs. Provided by our sign maker, Don Ray of Fitzwilliam, NH.

Spring Trail Condition Report Form  (MS Word)
Spring Trail Condition Report Form

Report filed by Section Captains after completing a Spring Inventory of their adopted trail section.

Fall Trail Maintenance Report Form (MS Word)
Fall Trail Maintenance Report Form (PDF)

Report filed by Section Captains in late fall, detailing the work done on their adopted trail section for the year.

Recommended Trail Maintenance Guides

Appalachian Trail Fieldbook, Maintenance and Rehabilitation Guidelines for Volunteers. Second Edition. Appalachian Trails Conference. (Covers all the basics the trail worker needs to know in a clear, short format with good illustrations, wire bound, and easy to carry. Available from the Appalachian Trail Conservancy.)

 AMC's Complete Guide to Trail Building and Maintenance. Fourth Edition. by the staff of the AMC's Trails Department. Appalachian Mountain Club. (All the essentials covered in detail. Available from major book sellers and the AMC.)


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