Bog Bridges on the Charles Pack Trail

Volunteers turned out on a cool Saturday morning to help FALPS Board members build a bog bridge on the Charles Pack Trail on the Eastern side of Peoples State Forest. Bog bridges are spans of large boards or half logs resting on base logs that pass over muddy or wet spots on a trail or extend deep into wild marshes. For now, the bog bridges in Peoples and American Legion State Forests are for transport over muddy and wet spots.

It’s quite a lot of heft getting the 6×6 locust base logs (25 lbs. each) into the forest as well as the treated boards that serve as walkways but 7 volunteers, nevertheless, managed it in under 2 hours. Thus far, FALPS has installed over 250 feet of bog bridges in our forests.

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