historic trail stewardship in the White Mountains
The White Mountain Professional Trail Crew was founded in 1919. Trail Crews then only patrolled the trails while chopping out blow downs and maintaining the trail corridor. Today with high use, steep graded trails, and high annual rainfall the trails suffer from severe erosion. The Professional Trail Crew has trail construction skills and techniques that help keep erosion at bay, by installing drainage structures to get water off the trail and rock steps that create a hard and durable trail surface. The crew (15-20 in size) still patrol all 360+ miles of AMC trails but focus more on erosion.