Trail work Totals for the Finger Lakes National Forest 2010
May 31- September 20, 2010
Campsite facilities built- 1 moldering privy
Turnpikes Constructed (number)- 4
Turnpikes Constructed (feet)- 140
Culverts installed- 3
Gravel hauled to worksites- 10 yards
6x6’s hauled to worksites- 42
Rock retaining wall constructed (number)- 1
Rock retaining wall constructed (sq. feet)- 15 sq. ft.
Drain dips constructed- 25
Trail brushed and cleared- Approx. 5 miles
Boardwalk removed- 48 feet
New Trail constructed- Approx. 600 feet
During the 2010 Finger Lakes field season a remarkable quantity and variety of work was accomplished. Crew members gained experience in both basic trail maintenance (drain dips, brushing and clearing, and new trail construction) as well as more technical skills such as rock work and construction. Some highlights from the field season include:
• Construction of the ADA compliant self-moldering privy at Dunham shelter which tested the crew’s construction skills and creativity and ability to think on our feet.
• Construction of turnpikes complete with ten inch culverts in two feet of standing mud.
• Construction of a retaining wall on a steep hillside on the Ravine Trail.
• Construction of four trail re-routes along the Interloken Trail.
• Construction of approximately 25 drain dips on the Interloken and Burnt Hill trails.
• Brushing nearly 5 miles of trails, including ½ a mile of multi flora rose on the Backbone trail.