Jim Schmid’s Trail Quote of the Day #627 – July 1, 2017



The desired standards of trail upkeep are those which are necessary to maintain the standard of construction established herein. Well-balance work, not polish, is wanted. To underdo maintenance is bad. To overdo it is worse, because a dollar unspent remains available to correct mistakes, while more dollars spent than necessary are simply wasted.

—USDA FOREST SERVICE, Forest Trail Handbook, 1935

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