Jim Schmid’s Trail Quote of the Day #618 – June 22, 2017

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…my own observations lead me to believe that the greatest trail damage is caused by (1) improper trail design (i.e., trails installed at too steep a grade), (2) inadequate maintenance (i.e., failure to install water bars or other devices to divert the flow of water off the trail bed), (3) the utterly indefensible practice of some hikers in taking short cuts on graded trails.

—EDWARD GARVEY, Appalachian Hiker II, 1978


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