NEMBA Trail School 2009
May 16th, Huntington State Park, Redding CT
L-R: Tom Grimble, Patrick Leary, Adam Glick, Noah Toth, Mke Tabaczynski, Paula Burton, Mike Garber, David Francefort, Ryan Tucker, Rich Coffey, Greg Coffey, Diana Baker, Joe Woyciesjes, Terry Kennedy, Steve Cobble, Glen Vernes
This year NEMBA's annual trail school was held at Putnam Memorial State Park and Huntington State Park in southwest Connecticut. NEMBA instructors, Tom Grimble and Mike Tabaczynski, presented a morning session on the theory and practice of trail design, maintenance and construction. After lunch, the group focused on project execution and hands-on clinics where participants learned how to align new trails, use clinometers, and deal with many of the real world problems that arise in the field. The group also focused on basic trail maintenance techniques such as deberming and creating artificial grade reversals, the rolling grade dip.
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