Jim Schmid’s Trail Quote of the Day #570 – May 5, 2017

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Trail building starts by getting on your hands and knees. Look at your soil material. Find out what it is composed of and what it does in the rain. Find out where the water comes from before it gets to your trail and where it goes when it leaves. Your prime consideration is slowing and directing the water runoff from your trail surface.

—MARK EDWARDS, Trails Coordinator, Iowa Department of Natural Resources, in Signs, Trails, and Wayside Exhibits by Suzanne Trapp, 1994


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