Tuesday, October 26, 2010

Trail Maintenance - Featherstonehaugh State Forest

The Environmental Clearinghouse of Schenectady (ECOS) has a stewardship arrangement with NYSDEC to maintain the cross-country ski trails at Featherstonehaugh State Forest, near Mariaville. Every fall, we go in and cut back brush, blowdown, and undergrowth to get the trails ready for the winter ski season. Today, we had a group of 12-15 people and left the western figure-8 loops in pretty good shape.

The main ski loop, on the other side of the road, is in an area that's currently being heavily logged, and that whole section is quite a mess. It may or may not be skiable this winter.

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