Clinometers and Cookies

On October 30, 2018, 38 students from Mount Elden Middle School Alpine Academy joined us for a day of trail work and design.


With large groups we tend to divide the group in half. One group learning about trail design and hydrology, the other group repairing trail. After a hearty lunch and, of course, cookies we trade. Students first had a lesson in trail design, hydrology and the process for getting a new trail approved. Next they designed and proposed their own theoretical trail ideas and made models for their presentations. Those who set out to work trail did tread repair and drainage improvements.


It’s always good fun to bring youth out to a trail building day! Until next time!