Rigging for Trail Work Workshop

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Ever wonder how trail builders move large stone and logs to build trail structures? Join us to learn how!

Rigging, or tools and systems used to transport materials in construction, is an extremely efficient way for trail workers to move rocks or other extremely heavy objects without motorized equipment, sometimes over long distances or over extremely rugged terrain. Employing these equipment and methods can save work, maximize safety, and minimize construction disturbances.

This part classroom/part field-based workshop will familiarize participants with griphoist winches and associated equipment as well as rope belay devices. It will cover concepts necessary for their safe/effective application, as well as hands-on field practice in how to use them in various configurations such as simple drags, controlled lowering, and highline systems. Proper care and maintenance of equipment will also be covered.

This workshop is limited to participants 18 years of age or older.

Know Before You Go

  • Please wear long pants, sturdy, closed-toe shoes or boots and bring plenty of water, snacks, and a lunch. Notepad and pen are encouraged for notetaking.
  • Please read over our COVID-19 Protocols and be prepared to follow them on the trail. 

Required Forms

  • If they have not done so this year, volunteers must fill out the online OPRHP Volunteer Form and select "Harriman State Park" prior to the workshop
October 9th, 2022 from  9:00 AM to  4:00 PM
Welch Trail Education Center LT-1
Baileytown Road
Harriman, NY 10926
United States
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Additional workshop information
Level Beginner
Coordinator Ben Sugar
Instructor Ben Sugar
For more information, contact... [email protected]