Projects

I have been involved in trail building with many organizations during the past 45 years. These include The Maine Appalachian Trail Club, Baxter State Park, Maine Conservation Corps, Maine Bureau of Parks and Lands, Maine Municipalities, and private land owners. Here is a selection of past projects.

B4 Boulder sling lifts 4 rocks at a time on the Hunt Trail, Katahdin, Maine

B4 Boulder sling lifts 4 rocks at a time
A highline lifts granite boulders 100 vertical feet to the Hunt Trail, Katahdin, Maine

A highline lifts granite boulders 100 vertical feet to the Appalachain Trail
Maine Conservation Corps Grafton Notch State Park, Maine® winch in action

Maine Conservation Corp with Griphoist winch in action
Maine Trail Crew splits stone with 6" wedges on White Cap Mountain

Maine Trail Crew splits stone with 6 inch wedges on White Cap Mountain<
Stone Steps, Camden Hills State Park, Maine

Camden-steps designed by Lester and constructed by YCC 1975
10X10 rock used as an anchor for Tripod System, Cathedral Trail, Katahdin, Maine

A 10X10 rock used as an anchor for Kathadin Tripod System

Elevated bog bridge on the Appalachain Trail

Elevated bog bridge on the Appalachian Trail in Carrying Place Township Maine. Walkway is supported by cedar posts driven to refusal by a people powered pile driver.

457 Stone Steps on the Hunt Trail

457 stone steps on the Hunt Trail, Katahdin, Maine.

Carrying Bog Bridge Planks

Carrying bog bridge planks with slings, Gulf Hagas, Maine

Wetland Boardwalk in Trenton maine

Wetland boardwalk, Treton Maine.

Ditch and Drain on the Hunt Trail Katahdin Maine

Ditch and Drain, The Hunt Trail, Katahdin, Maine.

Stone Steps Whitecap Mountain Maine

Stone Steps, Whitecap Mountain, Maine.

Stone Steps and Rock Drain Naumakanta

Stone steps and rock drain, Naumakanta Lake, Maine.

High Line on Tripod in Arctic

Highline on Tripods, Arctic Alpine Restoration, Katahdin, Maine.