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Tuesday, December 1, 2009

Chief Noonday Chapter Builds Stiles

stile over wire fence
stile over fence (photo from CND chapter)

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from the Chief Noonday Chapter

On the November 14th workday at Kellogg Biological Station (KBS), another stile was constructed to help hikers cross a fence without damaging it. This way there is also no chance of someone leaving a gate open.

Chief Noonday reports that this effort was headed up by Jeff Fleming, who had recently done a bang-up job of rebuilding the fence stile on C Avenue.

kissing gate design
kissing gate design
KBS would eventually like to eliminate the three stiles that exist on the North Country Trail through their property. They would prefer "kissing gates," which keep hikers on the ground, reducing liability. The theory of a kissing gate is that the passage is restricted enough that livestock cannot enter or leave by that means. In fact, it can be difficult for a hiker with a large backpack to make it through!

This segment is on NCTA map MI-02

See Chief Noonday Chapter of the NCTA


The Crazy Suburban Mom said...

I've been reading your posts and looking at the pictures and they are lovely - and something about that bridge not being repairable seems so sad.

Aedelred said...

The diagram is an example of a "gate-less" kissing gate. Kissing gates you'd see in the UK are more likely to incorporate an actual gate
like this one.
Mick Hawkins

Sharkbytes said...

Hey Mick! Thanks for coming by. Thanks, too, for the extra info.

Sharkbytes said...

Crazy Mom- Hey thanks! You might like My Quality Day best- it's more general interest.