Building, maintaining, and repairing trails in a backcountry setting presents unique challenges and rewards. Timber and Stone, LLC approaches backcountry projects with a focus on using low-impact construction techniques to accomplish the task with the greatest efficiency possible.
All trailbuilders on the Timber & Stone, LLC team are skilled in installing the structures that are typical elements in the backcountry setting, such as:
- Tread establishment
- Stone staircases
- Timber and/or stone check steps
- Appropriate drainage structures
- Stone cribbing
“Timber & Stone, LLC constructed a large section of puncheon, replaced a failing bridge and installed drainage structures while improving the treadway on several hundred feet of trail at Weissner Woods. The work completed was of highest quality and fit the character of the property.”
— Rebecca Washburn, Assistant Director, Stowe Land Trust
This relocation of the Applachian Trail at Bear Mountain State Park, New York, included the installation of a 76 stone step staircase constructed of native granite. Stone was harvested on-site and transported via high line rigging—a low-impact technique ideal for a backcountry setting such as this.
Locally harvested Hemlock was used to construct this equestrian friendly boardwalk along the trails of Mobbs Farm Recreation Area, Jericho, VT. The boardwalk meanders through a sensitive wetland and serves as a vital link to miles of multi-use trails.
The Appalachian Trail in Killington, VT was relocated as part of an effort to eliminate a mile long stretch of road hiking. These stone steps were constructed as part of an education workshop for the Vermont Youth Conservation Corps.