AMC-REI Trails Training - Splitting A Rock

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On April 27-28, AMC North Country Staff Brendan Taylor, Alison Violette, and Zack Urgese worked with volunteers at the REI sponsored trail work training in Wachusett Mountain State Reservation in Massachusetts.  We worked with a bunch of volunteers from the AMC Worcester chapter, as well as some new folks, to build rock structures on the incredibly popular Pine Hill Trail.  Part of our work involved splitting massive boulders into still massive - just slightly less so - rocks and using a winch system known as a grip-hoist to move them into place on our staircase.  In this video, we can see the process of splitting that rock (though the video is only about 1 minute long, it actually took several hours to accomplish this goal).  Enjoy.