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Easy Hikers--W&OD Trail and Tamarack Park, Vienna, VA

234
CANCELLED - Yankee Clippers AT Work Trip

5
Wanderbirds: Shenandoah River State Park, VA

67
Vigorous Hikers: Fetzer Gap

8
Easy Hikers--Foggy Bottom to Rosslyn Metro


Midweek Hike

91011
Tuscarora Central District Devil's Nose Crew Work Trip


Lincoln Loggers - Old Rag Cabin

12
Wanderbirds: AT, Black Rock to High Rock to Pen Mar, MD

1314
Vigorous Hikers Bull Run


PATC Executive Committee

15
Easy Hikers--Seneca Bluffs MD


Midweek Hike


New Members Meeting

1617
Learn To Cross-Country/NORDIC Ski In Laurel Highlands PA

18
SNP/PATC Annual Trails Meeting


CANCELLED - Charlie Irvin Shelter Work Trip

19
Wanderbirds: Appalachian Trail, Ashby Gap to Manassas Gap, VA

2021
Vigorous Hikers - Elizabeth Furnace Hiking and Bushwhacking with Optional Overnight at Glass House

22
Easy Hikers--Glover Archbold Trail, DC

232425
CANCELLED - Charlie Irvin Shelter Work Trip


Basic Wilderness First Aid


Meet the Trail Patrol Hike - Gathland/Weverton, AT, MD

262728
Vigorous Hikers - Swift Run Gap to Simmons Gap and return

29
Midweek Hike

3031
Cross-Country/NORDIC ski trip in Laurel Highlands PA



Rigging for blow downs and hung up trees

Event Category: Training

Start Date: Saturday, 3/17/2018

Start Time: 9:00 AM

Contact: robet fina

Email: Robert@Fina-co.com

Description: Removal of leaning, broken, and hung up blow downs is a reality of trail maintenance. Traditional methods of cutting section by section are relatively dangerous as the sawyer is under the unstable and often unpredictable tree as the cutting is done. The use of rigging gear removes the operator from the danger area as the tree is pulled down. Rigging gear is light weight; a two person team can carry the necessary gear.

This is not a sawyer certification course or a felling course. No sawing will be done by students.

We will spend a few hours inside going over concepts and gear. Rest of the day will be outside so dress appropriately.
Course will be taught at the Blackburn Trail Center.

Please email me to sign up, I will send further details.

Robert@Fina-co.com