Jack Daleo from Backpacker magazine contacted me to ask some questions about what it takes to build trails. I was most relieved when he asked who else he should contact. I gave him some names, but really didn’t know where to begin, or rather end. He contacted some of those people. You can read the piece here: Here’s What it Takes to Build a New Trail: That scenic path you’re hiking didn’t spring up out of nowhere. We talked to trail designers to find out what goes into creating a hike: link
So much more could be said. I wasn’t sure what direction the article would take or how exhaustive given what is involved. Overall it’s pretty good. I will update or expand at a later date.