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 the routing in Crafton Hills.

One of the highlights in my 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 now and then a Share event. 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 a non-profit trail venture, on some occasions for Tahawus Trails, and I do volunteer trail work whenever I can with the NYNJTC, JORBA, 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. 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 some of what is in the table below, but not all of the table. The map is a work-in-progress. I will be adding more details and tracks to both the map and table in 2017.

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 Rim National Forest CA Los Angeles X         X  
2 Sea Dahlia Palos Verdes Conservancy CA Los Angeles X         X  
3 Burma Road Palos Verdes Conservancy CA Los Angeles X            
4 Ishibashi Palos Verdes Conservancy CA Los Angeles X   X        
5 Strawberry Peak National Forest CA Los Angeles             Assessment
6 Poison Oak City of San Dimas CA Los Angeles X   X   X X  
7 Peralta Orange County Parks CA Orange X   X        
8 Grasshopper Orange County Parks CA Orange              
9 Oak Orange County Parks CA Orange X   X        
10 Yucca Orange County Parks CA Orange X   X        
  Trail Agency State County Repairs Brand New New- Rerouting Design- Layout *Bridge *Rock Work Other
11 Santiago Creek Orange County Parks CA Orange X         X  
12 Puma Ridge Irvine Parks CA Orange X   X X      
13 Toyon Irvine Parks CA Orange X            
14 Newport Equestrian Keystone Properties CA Orange X            
15 Turtle Ridge Connector Irvine Conservancy CA Orange   X          
16 Turtle Ridge Turtle Ridge HOA CA Orange X            
17 Weir Orange County Parks CA Orange X X X X   X  
18 Avenida De Santiago Orange County Parks CA Orange   X   X      
19 Fence Redlands Conservancy CA San Bernardino   X         Fence and gate
20 Sunset Canyon City of Redlands- Caroline Park CA San Bernardino X   X        
  Trail Agency State County Repairs Brand New New- Rerouting Design- Layout *Bridge *Rock Work Other
21 Three Hawks Crafton Hills Conservancy and San Bernardino Valley Water District CA San Bernardino   X   X X    
22 Thunderbird Crafton Hills Conservancy and San Bernardino Valley Water District CA San Bernardino   X   X X    
23 Grape Street, and “Dump” “ “ “ CA San Bernardino X X X        
24 Copper Canyon Center for Natural Lands Management CA San Diego X   X   X    
25 La Costa System- 4 trails Center for Natural Lands Management CA San Diego X            
26 Mission Trails System- 3 trails Mission Trails Regional Park CA San Diego X X X        
27 Hodges Overlook Olivenhain Water District CA San Diego   X   X      
28 Elfin Forest System- 4 trails Olivenhain Water District CA San Diego X            
29 Calavera System- 5 trails City of Carlsbad CA San Diego X   X X      
30 Veterans Park Trail City of Carlsbad CA San Diego X            
  Trail Agency State County Repairs Brand New New- Rerouting Design- Layout *Bridge *Rock Work Other
31 Hosp Grove- 3 trails City of Carlsbad CA San Diego X            
32 Goodan Ranch- 3 trails San Diego Parks CA San Diego X   X        
33 Black Mountain San Diego Parks CA San Diego X X          
34 Lake Poway- 2 trails San Diego Parks CA San Diego X            
35 Crestridge System- 3 trails Dept. of Fish and Game CA San Diego X X X X      
36 Hollenbeck System- 2 trails Dept. of Fish and Game CA San Diego X            
37 El Capitan San Diego Parks CA San Diego X            
38 Oak Oasis- 1 trail San Diego Parks CA San Diego X            
39 Eagle Peak San Diego River Park CA San Diego X   X X      
40 Daley Ranch trail system- 5 trails Escondido Parks CA San Diego X X X X      
  Trail Agency State County Repairs Brand New New- Rerouting Design- Layout *Bridge *Rock Work Other
41 Valley Center Private Party CA San Diego   X   X      
42 San Clemente Single Tracks System- 4 trails CA State Parks CA San Diego X   X X      
43 Ted Williams- 2 trails Dept. of Fish and Game CA San Diego X   X        
44 Major Welch Bear Mountain State Park/OPRHP/NYNJTC NY Orange   X       X  
45 Appalachian Trail NYNJTC/ATC NY Rockland   X       X  
46 Doris Duke Sterling Forest State Park/OPRHP/NYNJTC NY Orange   X  X X   X Lower PDF East PDF
47 Wildcat Sterling Forest State Park/OPRHP/NYNJTC NY Orange X         X PDF
48 Names? Hudson Highlands Nature Museum/Black Rock Forest NY Orange   X   X      
49 Appalachian Way (AT Access) Fahnestock State Park/OPRHP/NYNJTC/ATC NY Putnam X   X X   X Lake PDF East PDF
50 Sterling Lake Loop at Old Forge Sterling Forest State Park/OPRHP/NYNJTC NY Orange X         X PDF
  Trail Agency State County Repairs Brand New New- Rerouting Design- Layout *Bridge *Rock Work Other
51 Warbler Sterling Forest State Park/OPRHP/NYNJTC NY Orange X           PDF
52 North Redoubt Hudson Highlands State Park/OPRHP/NYNJTC NY Putnam    X X X     PDF
53 Jungle Habitat- 3 trails Long Pond Iron Works State Park/JORBA/NJDEP NJ Bergen X   X     X  
54 Eagle Mtn Sterling Forest State Park/OPRHP/NYNJTC NY Orange   X  X X      
55 Champney Falls Jolly Rovers/USFS NH   X         X  
56 Burnt Meadow Long Pond Iron Works State Park/NJDEP/NYNJTC NJ Bergen     X X      
57 Ramapo McMillan Reservoir Loop Ramapo Valley County Reservation/NJDEP/NYNJTC NJ Bergen X   X  X      
58 Wilkinson Fahnestock State Park/OPRHP/NYNJTC NY Putnam X   X X   X  
59 Ramapo- Dunderberg Harriman State Park/OPRHP/Jolly Rovers NY Orange   X       X  
60 Pine Meadow Connector Sterling Forest State Park/OPRHP/NYNJTC NY Orange     X  X   X PDF
  Trail Agency State County Repairs Brand New
New- Rerouting
Design- Layout *Bridge *Rock Work Other
61 Sterling Ridge below Fire Tower Sterling Forest State Park/OPRHP/NYNJTC NJ Orange X       X X  
62 Breakneck Bypass Highlands State Park/OPRHP/NYNJTC/SCA NY Putnam X    X  X      
63 Highlands Trail at Fishkill Highlands State Park/OPRHP/NYNJTC NY Putnam   X   X   X photos: rw
64 Red Back (North) Sterling Forest State Forest/OPRHP/NYNJTC NY Orange  X  X X X     photos: A, D
65 White Trail near Weyble Pond Ringwood State Park/JORBA/NJDEP NJ Bergen   X          
66 Highlands Trail at 301 to Dicktown Rd. Fahnestock State Park/OPRHP/NYNJTC NY Putnam   X         consulting
67 Roundhill Fahnestock State Park/OPRHP/NYNJTC NY Putnam    X   X     consulting
68 Private MTB Flow Trail Tahawus Trails NY Greene   X   X     consulting
69 Franklin Lakes- 3 Trails Borough of Franklin Lakes/NYNJTC NJ Bergen   X   X X    
70 Franklin Lakes- 2 Trails Borough of Franklin Lakes/NYNJTC NJ Bergen    X   X      
  Trail Agency State County Repairs Brand New New- Rerouting Design- Layout *Bridge *Rock Work Other
71 Highlands Trail at Goose Pond South Open Space Institute/NYNJTC NY Orange    X  X X X X consulting
72 Lenape Ridge Trail Huckleberry Ridge State Forest/NYDEC/NYNJTC NY Orange   X   X   X consulting
73 Shawangunk Ridge Trail at Hawthorne Lake Huckleberry Ridge State Forest/NYDEC/NYNJTC NY Orange   X         consulting
74 Stone Church- 3 trails Dutchess Land Conservancy/Friends of Stone Church/NYNJTC NY Dutchess   X X X     consulting
75 Sterling Forest +70 miles and +25 trails Sterling State Park/OPRHP/NYNJTC NY Orange              Inventory and assessment
76 Catskills Interpretive Center link to Tobias CIC/NY DEC/NYNJTC NY Ulster   X         consulting
77 Mt. Tobias CIC/NY DEC/NYNJTC NY Ulster   X X X     consulting
78 ? TBD OSI/NYNJTC NY Putnam   X         consulting
79 Rock Cores Worthington State Forest/NYNJTC NJ Warren   X X X      
80 Nordkop Harriman State Park/NYNJTC NY Rockland   X   X      
  Trail Agency State County Repairs Brand New New- Rerouting Design- Layout Bridge *Rock Work Other
81 Mystery/Maitou Point Preserve Blue trail Open Space Institute/Tahawus Trails NY Putnam X         X  
82 Unamed The Roxbury Hotel satellite property/Tahawus NY Delaware   X         Viewing platform, fence
83 Sterling Ridge/Hasenclever Iron Long Pond Iron Works/NJDEP/NYNJTC/Tahawus Trails NJ Passaic         X    
84 Horse Pond Mountain Long Pond Iron Works/NYNJTC NJ  Passaic X            
85 Stonetown Circular NJ Water/NYNJTC NJ  Passaic X         X  
86 Jennings Hollow Long Pond Iron Works/NYNJTC NJ Passaic X         X  
87 Schuber Ramapo Valley Reservation/NYNJTC NJ Bergen X       X    
89 Hutchinson trail OPRHP/NYNJTC NY Orange X X X X   X  
90  Joppenbergh Mountain Yellow Trail  Wakill Valley Land Trust/NYNJTC  NY  Ulster  X           Consulting
  Trail Agency State County Repairs Brand New New- Rerouting Design- Layout Bridge *Rock Work Other
91 Rockleigh Woods Yellow Trail Rockliegh Boro/NYNJTC NJ Bergen X         X  
92 West Trapps Area  Mohonk Preserve/NYNJTC NY Ulster             Consulting
93 Black Rock Visitor Access Pathway  Black Rock Forest Consortium/NYS Parks/Tahawus Trails  NY Orange    X        X  
94 Fjord Trail at Brickyards OPRHP/NYNJTC NY Putnam       X      
95 Allis OPRHP/NYNJTC NY Orange           X  
96 Silver Stream OPRHP/NYNJTC NY Orange X            
97 Undercliff OPRHP/NYNJTC NY Putman X   X     X  
98 Crossover Ringwood State Park/ JORBA/NJDEP NJ Bergen   X          
99 Highlands Trail at Goose Pond North OPRHP/NYNJTC NY Orange   X   X      
100                      
  +130
Trails
+ 35
Agencies
4
States
+14
Counties
+53
Repairs
39
Brand New
31
New- Reroutes
34
Design- Layout
11
Bridges
27
*Rock Work
18
Other

-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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