Portfolio

My trail work portfolio is in table format below. Some trails have details linked in the table.

^in this photo Jorge and Hans from Bellfree Contractors cut and double-check what’s ahead in Crafton Hills.

One of the highlights in my trail life was getting to work with Hans and Jorge. It was an honor and a privilege. Thanks guys!

When I lived in San Diego, CA I did volunteer work with SDMBA, The City of Carlsbad, and various SHARE events. In addition, I sat on the Oceanside Bike/Walk Subcommittee focusing on Off-Road Infrastructure Development.

Now I am in New York and New Jersey. I work for the NYNJTC, and on some occasions for Tahawus Trails. I do volunteer trail work whenever I can with the NYNJTC, JORBA, Palisades MTB and other groups in the Hudson Valley. A number of the projects I have been involved with in New York and New Jersey have photos and job accomplishments here.

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In 2013 I left sunny southern California for trail work in New York. I had a great time getting there and coming back visiting some great trails. I worked with/for the SCA, AmeriCorps, NYNJTC, and the award winning Tahawus Trails Crew, not to mention a few Jolly Rovers, and a lot of wonderful people and volunteers on Bear Mountain (Major Welch, and the Appalachian Trail). Sterling Forest and the Hudson Highlands have been my main trail home since 2013. I’ve also spent some time working on some of the most technical trail building in the country on Bear mountain (shown above).

At this point in time I am in the process of migrating my trail work photos to this website and Flickr. Some older photos are on photobucket (see drop-down menu to left of the photobucket page). Photobucket lowered the quality of these images. Until the plug is pulled on “panaramio,” there are also trail work photos there (see the blue “trail work” tags on the right of the panoramio page). Some new projects (post 2015) are making their way to Flickr.

The map below shows most of what is in the table below. As of 2/2018 the California tracks have been populated. The northeast tracks and sites have not been completely populated.

As a trail user that is also a builder it’s hard for me not to identify the brilliance, as well as the mistakes, not to mention the sweat, in every trail’s birth and life. I’ve had the chance to experience thousands of miles of trail throughout the US, and a few in Sweden. In California I usually covered 1,000-2,000 miles of trail every year, and on a good year over 3,000 miles. I’ve slowed down a little out east, but suffice it to say that my wide array of experiences has given me insight into the successful and unsuccessful elements of trails in various climates and soil conditions– its also been good for my heart and mind. A good portion of my trail work has involved fixing problem trails, including the construction of more sustainable reroutes. Seeing thousands of miles of trails each year as a user, and as a worker fixing problem sections, I have insight on what to avoid during new construction.

The map below is still being populated, but gives a general sense of the depth and breadth of my trail travels. More details are here.


Portfolio

  Trail Agency State County Repairs Brand New New- Rerouting Design- Layout *Bridge *Rock Work Other
1 Abalone Cove Shoreline Park- Sea Dahlia Palos Verdes Conservancy/Bellfree Contractors CA Los Angeles X         X  
2 Portuguese Bend Reserve- Burma Road Palos Verdes Conservancy/Bellfree Contractors CA Los Angeles X         X  
3 Portuguese Bend Reserve- Ishibashi Palos Verdes Conservancy/Bellfree Contractors CA Los Angeles X   X        
4 San Gabriel National Monument- Rim Angeles National Forest/Bellfree Contractors CA Los Angeles X         X  
5 San Gabriel National Monument- Strawberry Peak National Forest/Bellfree Contractors CA Los Angeles             Assessment
6 San Gabriel National Monument- Colby Canyon National Forest/Bellfree Contractors CA Los Angeles             Assessment
7 San Dimas Canyon- Poison Oak City of San Dimas/Bellfree Contractors CA Los Angeles X   X   X X  
8 Santiago Oaks- Peralta Orange County Parks/Bellfree Contractors CA Orange X   X        
9 Santiago Oaks- Oak Orange County Parks/Bellfree Contractors CA Orange X   X        
10 Santiago Oaks- Grasshopper Orange County Parks/Bellfree Contractors CA Orange X   X        
  Trail Agency State County Repairs Brand New New- Rerouting Design- Layout *Bridge *Rock Work Other
11 Santiago Oaks- Yucca Orange County Parks/Bellfree Contractors CA Orange X   X        
12 Santiago Oaks- Santiago Creek Orange County Parks/Bellfree Contractors CA Orange X         X  
13 Santiago Oaks- Grasshopper Orange County Parks/Bellfree Contractors CA Orange X   X        
14 Anahiem Hills- Weir Orange County Parks/Bellfree Contractors CA Orange X X X X   X  
15 Anahiem Hills- Avenida De Santiago Orange County Parks/Bellfree Contractors CA Orange   X   X      
16 Irvine Park- Puma Ridge Irvine Parks/Bellfree Contractors CA Orange X   X X      
17 Irvine Park- Cactus Irvine Parks/Bellfree Contractors CA Orange X            
18 Irvine Park- Toyon Irvine Parks/Bellfree Contractors CA Orange X            
19 Newport Equestrian path Keystone Properties/Bellfree Contractors CA Orange X           Aggregate surfacing
20 San Timoteo Nature Center- Fence Redlands Conservancy/Bellfree Contractors CA San Bernardino   X         Fence and gate
  Trail Agency State County Repairs Brand New New- Rerouting Design- Layout *Bridge *Rock Work Other
21 Caroline Park- Sunset Canyon City of Redlands- Caroline Park/Bellfree Contractors CA San Bernardino X   X        
22 Crafton Hills- Three Hawks Crafton Hills Conservancy and San Bernardino Valley Water District/Bellfree Contractors CA San Bernardino   X   X X    
23 Crafton Hills- Thunderbird Crafton Hills Conservancy and San Bernardino Valley Water District/Bellfree Contractors CA San Bernardino   X   X X    
24 Crafton Hills- Grape Street Crafton Hills Conservancy and San Bernardino Valley Water District/Bellfree Contractors CA San Bernardino X X X        
25 Crafton Hills- Dump Crafton Hills Conservancy and San Bernardino Valley Water District/Bellfree Contractors CA San Bernardino X X X        
26 Crafton Hills- 0.38 Special Crafton Hills Conservancy and San Bernardino Valley Water District/Bellfree Contractors CA San Bernardino X X X        
27 Bommer Canyon- Canyon Irvine Conservancy/Bellfree Contractors CA Orange X            
28 Bommer Canyon- East Fork Irvine Conservancy/SHARE CA Orange X            
29 Bommer Canyon- Turtle Ridge Connector Irvine Conservancy/SHARE CA Orange   X          
30 The Summit at Turtle Ridge Turtle Ridge HOA/Bellfree Contractors CA Orange X           Aggregate surfacing and binding agent
  Trail Agency State County Repairs Brand New New- Rerouting Design- Layout *Bridge *Rock Work Other
31 Peter’s Canyon- Scout OC Parks/SHARE CA Orange X            
32 Peter’s Canyon- East Ridge OC Parks/SHARE CA Orange X            
33 Peter’s Canyon- Lake View OC Parks/SHARE CA Orange X            
34 Peter’s Canyon- Eucalyptus OC Parks/SHARE CA Orange X            
35 Crystal Cove/El Moro- Ticketron CA State Parks/SHARE CA Orange X            
36 Crystal Cove/El Moro- Rattlesnake CA State Parks/SHARE CA Orange X            
37 Crystal Cove/El Moro- Fenceline CA State Parks/SHARE CA Orange X            
38 Aliso Woods- Lynx OC Parks/SHARE CA Orange X            
39 Aliso Woods- Meadow OC Parks/SHARE CA Orange X            
40 Aliso Woods- Nature trail OC Parks/SHARE CA Orange X            
  Trail Agency State County Repairs Brand New New- Rerouting Design- Layout *Bridge *Rock Work Other
41 Laguna Coast Wilderness- Stagecoach Irvine Conservancy/SHARE CA Orange X X          
42 La Costa- Whiptail Center for Natural Lands Management/SDMBA CA San Diego X            
43 La Costa- Copper Canyon Center for Natural Lands Management/SDMBA CA San Diego X   X X X    
44 La Costa- Switchback Center for Natural Lands Management/SDMBA CA San Diego X            
45 La Costa- Denning Center for Natural Lands Management/SDMBA CA San Diego X            
46 San Marcos- Ridgeline Center for Natural Lands Management/SDMBA CA San Diego X            
47 Mission Trails- Oak Canyon Mission Trails Regional Park/SDMBA CA San Diego X            
48 Mission Trails- Suycott Valley Mission Trails Regional Park/SDMBA CA San Diego X   X        
49 Mission Trails- Shepherd Mission Trails Regional Park/SDMBA CA San Diego X   X        
50 Cowles Mtn- Big Rock Mission Trails Regional Park/SDMBA CA San Diego X            
  Trail Agency State County Repairs Brand New New- Rerouting Design- Layout *Bridge *Rock Work Other
51 Daley Ranch- Rock Ridge City of Escondido/SDMBA CA San Diego X            
52 Daley Ranch- Caballo City of Escondido/SDMBA CA San Diego X   X        
53 Daley Ranch- Quail City of Escondido/SDMBA CA San Diego X            
54 Daley Ranch- Rattlesnake City of Escondido/SDMBA CA San Diego X            
55 Daley Ranch- Coyote City of Escondido/SDMBA CA San Diego X            
56 Daley Ranch- Crest City of Escondido/SDMBA CA San Diego X   X X      
57 Elfin Forest- Hodges Overlook Olivenhain Water District/SDMBA/IMBA CA San Diego X X   X      
58 Elfin Forest- Cielo Olivenhain Water District/SDMBA CA San Diego X            
59 Elfin Forest- Way Up Olivenhain Water District/SDMBA CA San Diego X            
60 Elfin Forest- Equine Incline Olivenhain Water District/SDMBA CA San Diego X            
  Trail Agency State County Repairs Brand New New- Rerouting Design- Layout *Bridge *Rock Work Other
61 Lake Hodges- Bernardo Summit City of San Diego Water Department/SDMBA CA San Diego X            
62 Piedras Pintadas- Bernardo Bay City of San Diego Water Department/SDMBA CA San Diego X            
63 Calavera- Monkey Flower City of Carlsbad CA San Diego X   X X      
64 Calavera- Serpentine City of Carlsbad CA San Diego X            
65 Calavera- Cudwood City of Carlsbad CA San Diego X            
66 Calavera- South Shore City of Carlsbad CA San Diego X            
67 Calavera- Mtn. saddle City of Carlsbad CA San Diego X            
68 Calavera- Oak Riparian connector City of Carlsbad CA San Diego X            
69 Calavera- East loop City of Carlsbad CA San Diego X            
70 Calavera- Gnatcatcher City of Carlsbad CA San Diego X            
  Trail Agency State County Repairs Brand New New- Rerouting Design- Layout *Bridge *Rock Work Other
71 Carlsbad- Veterans Park Trail City of Carlsbad CA San Diego X            
72 Carlsbad- Village H City of Carlsbad CA San Diego X            
73 Carlsbad- Oaks North- PO trail City of Carlsbad CA San Diego X            
74 Hosp Grove- east City of Carlsbad CA San Diego X            
75 Hosp Grove- west City of Carlsbad CA San Diego X            
76 Goodan Ranch- Martha’s Grove San Diego Parks/SDMBA CA San Diego X   X        
77 Goodan Ranch- Ridge San Diego Parks/SDMBA CA San Diego X            
78 Goodan Ranch- West Boundary San Diego Parks/SDMBA CA San Diego X            
79 Black Mountain- Miners San Diego Parks/SDMBA CA San Diego X            
80 Black Mountain- Nighthawk San Diego Parks/SDMBA CA San Diego X X          
  Trail Agency State County Repairs Brand New New- Rerouting Design- Layout *Bridge *Rock Work Other
81 Los Penasquitos- Cobbles San Diego Parks/SDMBA CA San Diego X            
82 Lake Poway San Diego Parks/SDMBA CA San Diego X            
83 Crestridge Ecological Reserve Dept. of Fish and Game/SDMBA CA San Diego X X X X      
84 Hollenbeck- Honey Springs Dept. of Fish and Game/SDMBA CA San Diego X            
85 Eagle Peak San Diego River Park/SDMBA CA San Diego X   X X      
86 Valley Center Private Party CA San Diego   X   X      
87 San Clemente State Park- Holeshot CA State Parks/SHARE CA San Diego X   X X      
89 San Clemente State Park- Peaceful Valley CA State Parks/SHARE CA San Diego X            
90 Ted Williams Dept. of Fish and Game/SDMBA CA San Diego X   X        
  Trail Agency State County Repairs Brand New New- Rerouting Design- Layout *Bridge *Rock Work Other
91 Big Laguna- Gatos Ravine National Park Service/SDMBA CA San Diego X   X        
92 Cuyamaca- Cold Spring CA State Parks/SDMBA CA San Diego   X          
93 Big Laguna- Nobel Canyon National Park Service/SDMBA CA San Diego X            
94 Miramar Lake San Diego City/SDMBA CA San Diego X            
95 Coast to Crest in Rancho Santa Fe San Dieguito River Park/Bellfree CA San Diego         X3    
96 Bear Mountain- Major Welch Bear Mountain State Park/OPRHP/NYNJTC NY Orange   X       X  
97 Bear Mountain- Appalachian Trail NYNJTC/ATC/Tahawus NY Rockland   X       X Rigging
98 Sterling- Doris Duke Sterling Forest State Park/OPRHP/NYNJTC NY Orange   X  X X   X Lower PDF East PDF
99 Sterling- Wildcat Sterling Forest SP/OPRHP/NYNJTC NY Orange X         X PDF
100 Sterling- Sterling Lake Loop at Old Forge Sterling Forest SP/OPRHP/NYNJTC NY Orange X         X PDF
  Trail Agency State County Repairs Brand New New- Rerouting Design- Layout *Bridge *Rock Work Other
101 Sterling- Warbler Sterling Forest SP/OPRHP/NYNJTC NY Orange X           PDF
102 Sterling- Munsee Eagle Sterling Forest SP/OPRHP/NYNJTC NY Orange   X  X X X4    
103 Sterling- Pine Meadow Connector Sterling Forest SP/OPRHP/NYNJTC NY Orange     X  X   X PDF
104 Sterling- Sterling Ridge below Fire Tower Sterling Forest SP/OPRHP/NYNJTC NJ Orange X       X X  
105 Sterling- Red Back (North) Sterling Forest SP/OPRHP/NYNJTC NY Orange  X  X X X     photos: A, D
106 Sterling- Red Back (South) Sterling Forest SP/OPRHP/NYNJTC NY Orange     X X      
107 Sterling Forest- 70+ miles and 25+ trails Sterling Forest SP/OPRHP/NYNJTC NY Orange             Inventory and assessment
108 Sterling- McKeags Meadow Connector Sterling Forest SP/OPRHP/NYNJTC NY Orange X   X X X X  
109 Sterling- McKeags Meadow Sterling Forest SP/OPRHP/NYNJTC NY Orange     X X      
110 Sterling- Augusta Mine Sterling Forest SP/OPRHP/NYNJTC NY Orange     X X      
  Trail Agency State County Repairs Brand New New- Rerouting Design- Layout *Bridge *Rock Work Other
111 Sterling- Augusta Mine Connector Sterling Forest SP/OPRHP/NYNJTC NY Orange   X X X      
112 Sterling- Bare Rock Sterling Forest SP/OPRHP/NYNJTC NY Orange X         X  
113 Sterling- Allis Sterling Forest SP/OPRHP/NYNJTC NY Orange           X  
114 Sterling- Hutchinson trail Sterling Forest SP/OPRHP/NYNJTC NY Orange X X X X   X  
115 Sterling- Red Back Connector Sterling Forest SP/OPRHP/NYNJTC NY Orange     X X      
116 Hudson Valley Nature Museum- McKean Hudson Highlands Nature Museum/Black Rock Forest NY Orange   X   X      
117 Fahnestock- Appalachian Way (AT Access) Fahnestock State Park/OPRHP/NYNJTC/ATC NY Putnam X   X X   X Lake PDF East PDF
118 Fahnestock- Roundhill Fahnestock State Park/OPRHP/NYNJTC NY Putnam    X   X     Consulting
119 Fahnestock- School Mountain Rd. Fahnestock State Park/OPRHP/OSI/NYNJTC NY Putnam     X X      
120 Fahnestock- Perkins Fahnestock State Park/OPRHP/OSI/NYNJTC NY Putnam     X X      
  Trail Agency State County Repairs Brand New New- Rerouting Design- Layout *Bridge *Rock Work Other
121 Fahnestock- Perkins Access Fahnestock State Park/OPRHP/OSI/NYNJTC NY Putnam     X X      
122 Fahnestock- Fahnestock. Fahnestock State Park/OPRHP/OSI/NYNJTC NY Putnam     X X      
123 Fahnestock- Clove Creek Fahnestock State Park/OPRHP/OSI/NYNJTC NY Putnam     X X      
124 Fahnestock- Trout Brook Fahnestock State Park/OPRHP/OSI/NYNJTC NY Putnam     X X      
125 Fahnestock- Highlands Trail at 301 to Dicktown Rd. Fahnestock State Park/OPRHP/NYNJTC NY Putnam X            
126 Hudson Highlands- North Redoubt Hudson Highlands State Park/OPRHP/NYNJTC NY Putnam    X X X     PDF
127 Hudson Highlands- Wilkinson Highlands State Park/OPRHP/NYNJTC NY Putnam X   X X   X Rigging
128 Hudson Highlands- Breakneck Bypass Highlands State Park/OPRHP/NYNJTC/SCA NY Putnam X   X X      
129 Hudson Highlands- Highlands Trail at Fishkill Highlands State Park/OPRHP/NYNJTC NY Putnam   X   X   X photos: rw
130 Hudson Highlands- Fjord Trail at Brickyards Highlands State Park/OPRHP/NYNJTC NY Putnam   X   X      
  Trail Agency State County Repairs Brand New
New- Rerouting
Design- Layout *Bridge *Rock Work Other
131 Hudson Highlands- Undercliff Highlands State Park/OPRHP/NYNJTC NY Putman X   X     X Rigging
132 Jungle Habitat- Fish Long Pond Iron Works State Park/JORBA/NJDEP NJ Bergen X            
133 Jungle Habitat- Boon Long Pond Iron Works State Park/JORBA/NJDEP NJ Bergen X            
134 Cunningham Park NTCDPR/CLIMB NY Bronx   X X       Jump track
135 West Milford Pump Track JORBA NJ Bergen X           Pump track
136 Ringwood- White Trail near Weyble Pond Ringwood State Park/JORBA/NJDEP NJ Bergen   X          
137 Ringwood- Crossover/State Line Ringwood State Park/ JORBA/NJDEP NJ Bergen   X          
138 Champney Falls Jolly Rovers/USFS NH Carroll X         X  
139 Ramapo- McMillan Reservoir Loop Ramapo Valley County Reservation/NJDEP/NYNJTC NJ Bergen X   X  X      
140 Ramapo- Schuber Ramapo Valley Reservation/NYNJTC NJ Bergen X   X X X X  
  Trail Agency State County Repairs Brand New New- Rerouting Design- Layout *Bridge *Rock Work Other
141 Ramapo-Waterfall/Schuber Bergen County Parks/NYNJTC NJ Bergen   X X X   X  
142 Harriman- Nordkop Harriman State Park/NYNJTC NY Rockland       X     Not being built
143 Harriman- Ramapo-Dunderberg Harriman State Park/OPRHP/Jolly Rovers NY Orange   X       X  
144 Private MTB Trails ~4 (1 flow) Tahawus Trails NY Greene   X   X X   Consulting
145 Franklin Lakes- 3 Trails @Library/Pulis Feild Borough of Franklin Lakes/NYNJTC NJ Bergen   X   X X    
146 Franklin Lakes- 2 Trails south of Old Mill Borough of Franklin Lakes/NYNJTC NJ Bergen   X   X      
147 Huckleberry Ridge- Lenape Ridge Trail Huckleberry Ridge State Forest/NYDEC/NYNJTC NY Orange   X   X   X Consulting
148 Huckleberry Ridge- Shawangunk Ridge Trail at Hawthorne Lake Huckleberry Ridge State Forest/NYDEC/NYNJTC NY Orange   X         Consulting
149 Stone Church- Red trail Dutchess Land Conservancy/Friends of Stone Church/NYNJTC NY Dutchess   X X X     Consulting
150 Stone Church- Yellow trail Dutchess Land Conservancy/Friends of Stone Church/NYNJTC NY Dutchess   X X X     Consulting
  Trail Agency State County Repairs Brand New New- Rerouting Design- Layout Bridge *Rock Work Other
151 Goose Pond- South- Highlands Trail Open Space Institute/NYNJTC NY Orange   X  X X X X Consulting
  Goose Pond- North- Highlands Trail OPRHP/NYNJTC NY Orange   X   X      
152 Delware Water Gap- Rock Cores Worthington State Forest/NYNJTC NJ Warren   X X X      
153 Granite Mountain Hudson Highlands Land Trust/NYNJTC NY Putnam     X X     Consulting
154 Name? OSI/NYNJTC NY Putnam   X   X     Consulting
155 Mystery/Maitou Point Preserve Blue trail Open Space Institute/Tahawus Trails NY Putnam X         X  
156 Name? The Roxbury Hotel satellite property/Tahawus NY Delaware   X         Viewing platform, fence
157 Long Pond Iron Works- Sterling Ridge Long Pond Iron Works State Park/NJDEP/NYNJTC NJ Passaic X            
158 Long Pond Iron Works- Sterling Ridge/Hasenclever Long Pond Iron Works SP/NJDEP/NYNJTC/Tahawus Trails NJ Passaic         X    
159 Long Pond Iron Works- Jennings Hollow Long Pond Iron Works SP/NYNJTC NJ Passaic X         X  
160 Long Pond Iron Works- Horse Pond Mountain Long Pond Iron Works SP/NYNJTC NJ  Passaic X            
  Trail Agency State County Repairs Brand New New- Rerouting Design- Layout Bridge *Rock Work Other
161 Long Pond Iron Works- Burnt Meadow Long Pond Iron Works SP/NJDEP/NYNJTC NJ Bergen     X X      
162 Stonetown Circular (to Little Windbeam) NJ Water Suppy Commission/NYNJTC NJ  Passaic X         X  
163 Joppenbergh Mountain- Yellow Trail Wakill Valley Land Trust/NYNJTC NY  Ulster  X           Consulting
164 Rockleigh Woods- Yellow Trail Rockliegh Boro/NYNJTC NJ Bergen X         X  
165 West Trapps Area Mohonk Preserve/NYNJTC NY Ulster             Consulting
166 Black Rock Visitor Access Pathway  Black Rock Forest Consortium/NYS Parks/Tahawus Trails NY Orange    X        X Aggregate surfacing
167 Knox Headquarters- Silver Stream OPRHP/NYNJTC NY Orange X            
168 Cheescote Mountain- ~5 trails Palisades MTB NJ Orange       X     Consulting
169 Upper Nyack Elementary School Parents NY Rockland       X     Consulting
170 Alpine Scout Camp- ~5 trails Palisades MTB NJ Bergen       X     Consulting
  Trail Agency State County Repairs Brand New New- Rerouting Design- Layout Bridge *Rock Work Other
171 Catskills- Interpretive Center link to Tobias CIC/NY DEC/NYNJTC NY Ulster   X         Consulting
172 Catskills- Mt. Tobias CIC/NY DEC/NYNJTC NY Ulster   X X X     Consulting
173 Catskills- Sloan Gorge– Quarry Loop Woodstock Land Conservancy/NYNJTC NY Ulster X         X Consulting
174 Catskills- Platte Clove– Nature Loop CIC/NYNJTC NY Greene   X   X     Consulting
175 Catskills- Platte Clove- Waterfall trail CIC/NYNJTC NY Greene X   X     X Consulting
176 Delaware Water Gap- Van Campens Glen NPS/AMC/REI/NYNJTC NJ Warren X           Rigging
                       
  Trails Agencies States Counties Repairs Brand New New- Rerouting Design- Layout Bridge *Rock Work Other
  176+ 39+ 4 15+ 112 44 56 57 16 33  

-Last updated 2/2018

Bellfree, and San Diego (some SDMBA) design/layouts were joint efforts for which I was a participant. Some NYNJTC layouts were also collaborative.

*Bridges and rock work/dry stone masonry with direct and indirect involvement in placement/installation and design

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