While this is an extreme example, the type of trail I love to explore is homemade creative stuff. Even miles of sweet flowy trail may not fully engage people without interruption or distinctions to experience. I try to incorporate natural found oddities and features. Lets face it, this is the big difference normally between a contracted trail and one developed by locals.
I would love to see other examples of character driven design.
We have been building a new trail to connect to a planned suspension bridge. The terrain was intense with 30ft cliffs and massive moss covered bedrock. Although way different that our normal natural surface trail work, the community has been alive with buzz and excitement.
This segment is 600ft long, 8% grade, four feet+ wide. To mitigate the radical terrain, elevated trail had to be built in sections. This took 37 days of work with around four volunteers per day average to do. Cost of materials was around $8500. More photos and videos can be found on our FB site https://www.facebook.com/pages/Fores...e/259879963132
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