This weekend starts the winter trail building Clinics.
Sunday Nov 30th 10AM - 3:00 PM
Location - Ladies Only
Each section below will represent 1 or more days worth of clinic until each person is happy with what they have learned.
Below is a quick summary and 2 sub levels "their are more"
- Researching work site
Taking your time.
look, look and then look again
- Gathering materials
That Mound of Moss could be a treasure
Learning what you may take and not
- Rock work
2 shovels and a pillow case, you can carry anything
Bigger is always better
- Wood work
The grain 101
Keeping it old school
Working with the water
- Work site cleanup
* The ghost approach [HTML_REMOVED] how to master it
- Alternate trail routes [HTML_REMOVED] blocking braid lines
closing routes forever
- Addressing Hazard areas [HTML_REMOVED] dangerous object removals
Blow downs [HTML_REMOVED] safety
Removing hazard trees
- Leadership [HTML_REMOVED] directing others on the job site
Having the right attitude
We will cover each topic in detail over each clinic. Notes will be taken [HTML_REMOVED] sent via email to each person who attends. If need be we can spread each area of interest over more than one day. If
weather is not permitting we will have slide show and work clinics off site.
The goal is to get as many people trained up as trail team leaders before the first trail day of 2009. Currently the NSMBA only has 5 or so trail leaders at each trail day and over 100
people on average with little to no experience in trail work.
This leaves them overwhelmed with a 10 to 1 ratio and lots of people standing around wondering what they should do.
Our goal here is to give the NSMBA a fresh new team of trail leaders for the 2009 season with at least a 1 to 5 ratio so the work on any given trail can be spread out, thus making work go much, much faster.
All that has been learned to this date has been from the following in which I am grateful.
Trevor - The man behind everything I learned
Todd - Keeping me honest in threatening to tear my work apart
Karen - I always go to your trail when I am stumped on wood structure work
Reply everyone who is interested and I guarantee a great time.
Lets pass this on to all who want it!