Introduction to Hand Saws: Trail U 1001 | Saturday, October 3, POSTPONED **2015**

**Due to the uncertainty of the weather this workshop has been postponed, please stay tuned for the new date**

Join the Trail Conference and the Catskill Conservation Corps. to learn about using handsaws on Catskills trails! It’s amazing what you can do without a chainsaw!
This course will cover the basic safety precautions and hazards of hand saw work, different saw tools available (as well as the pros/cons of each), some more advanced techniques (like relieving tension and using wedges), and give a chance to use different types of saws in the field.
You will walk away more confident about tackling small downed trees and branches on your own, and better informed on when and how to report larger blowdowns to chainsawyers.
Come prepared with water, snacks, and a personal hand saw if you have one.

Event Duration:  2 miles, 4 hours

Level of Difficulty: Easy-Moderate

Bring: lunch, sunscreen, bug spray, something to drink, etc.

Registration required by 10/1/15.  Use registration form below to register.

Group size is limited so register early.

Fee:  No

Dogs allowed: Yes, only with permission of event leader

Additional Information:The Catskill Conservation Corps is a partnership between the Trail Conference and the New York State Department of Environmental Conservation providing volunteer opportunities to the public on projects that protect natural resources and enhance outdoor recreation opportunities in the Catskill Mountains.

Questions about this event can be directed to:  Doug at

Driving Directions: Universal fishing access location. Hand launch located off of Rt. 28, 4 miles North of Kingston. Parking for 10 cars. Electric motors only.