Tag: AT Access Trail Maintenance

At the Dogleg left to Annapolis Rock

The last sunken section of the AT on the way north to Annapolis Rock received some attention in early September 2021. We installed 3 stone water bars here to direct water off the Appalachian Trail, placing a check dam directly below each water bar. We have also installed 2 other check dams and have reinforced an existing log dam and log water bar. There is more work needed so we’ll install a few more stone check dams in to slow the flow of water down the slope.

  • 1st stone water bar and check dam below - 2 miles n US40 - Maryland Appalachian Trail
    1st stone water bar and check dam below - 2 miles n US40 - Maryland Appalachian Trail

Early Spring 2021 – Controlling width of the AT to US-40 Parking Area Access Trail

Spring work at the US-40 Trailhead/Parking to Appalachian Trail. The trail was widening here. We added crushed to to trail first to keep from getting soggy and then constrained width with a line of stones. About 60 person hours volunteer work.

  • Adding stones along Access Trail to constrain width
    Stones lining the Access Trail to prevent trail widening