West Jersey Crew: Keeping Feet Dry and Trails Safe

June 16, 2021
Monica & David Day, Crew Leaders
New York-New Jersey Trail Conference


West Jersey Crew: Keeping Feet Dry and Trails Safe
Deep Root Crossing with the West Jersey Trail Crew.


This spring, the West Jersey Trail Crew got off to a busy start. So far, we have installed two larger stone-step stream crossings on the Deep Root Trail in Stokes State Forest, as well as several smaller ones along the way. Then it was more step-stones along the Stony Brook Trail in Stokes, and servicing and installing water bars and drains on the Appalachian Trail in Worthington State Forest. In High Point State Park, the crew rerouted a section of the Mashipacong Trail from a badly eroded road drain to a more sustainable, walkable alignment. In Jenny Jump State Forest, we created a new extension to the Orchard Trail, facilitating its role in the new Solar Walk recently installed in the park by the adjacent amateur astronomy club.

We’ll be working through June; email us at [email protected] or contact [email protected] if you’re interested. Come have fun playing in the dirt!