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    Author(s): Jeff Hale; Rodney R. Zwick
    Date: 2002
    Source: In: Todd, Sharon, comp., ed. 2002. Proceedings of the 2001 Northeastern Recreation Research Symposium. Gen. Tech. Rep. NE-289. Newtown Square, PA: U.S. Department of Agriculture, Forest Service, Northeastern Research Station. 399-402.
    Publication Series: General Technical Report (GTR)
    Station: Northeastern Research Station
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    The purpose of this research is to explore the rates of compaction and their relation to trail contextual aspects of: soil type, slope and crown cover on a newly established mountain bike trail in the northern reach of Vermont. A random sample of 52 sites was selected for monitoring on the 1.09-mile trail. Three penetrometer readings were taken at each of the sample sights on two-week intervals beginning the day after trail construction was complete. Soil core samples were also taken at each site to determine soil type. Crown cover estimates were determined using the USDA Forest Service code-a-site estimation categorization, and slope aspect was evaluated by the use of a clineometer.

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    Hale, Jeff; Zwick, Rodney R. 2002. Mountain bike trail compaction relation to selected physical parameters. In: Todd, Sharon, comp., ed. 2002. Proceedings of the 2001 Northeastern Recreation Research Symposium. Gen. Tech. Rep. NE-289. Newtown Square, PA: U.S. Department of Agriculture, Forest Service, Northeastern Research Station. 399-402.

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