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The trail guide system as a backcountry management toolAuthor(s): Herbert E. Echelberger; Raymond E. Leonard; Marysewall Lindsey Hamblin
Source: Research Note NE-266. Broomall, PA: U.S. Department of Agriculture, Forest Service, Northeastern Forest Experiment Station. 5 p.
Publication Series: Research Note (RN)
Station: Northeastern Research Station
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DescriptionA trail guide booklet containing a map, directional and distance data, and information about the natural and human history and management problems of a backcountry hiking trail was keyed to small, numbered, wooden markers along the trail. This system was evaluated on an 8-mile loop in the White Mountain National Forest in New Hampshire. The system may be useful for contacting backcountry recreationists, gaining their interest and their cooperation.
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CitationEchelberger, Herbert E.; Leonard, Raymond E.; Hamblin, Marysewall Lindsey. 1978. The trail guide system as a backcountry management tool. Research Note NE-266. Broomall, PA: U.S. Department of Agriculture, Forest Service, Northeastern Forest Experiment Station. 5 p.
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