Trail crews from the Appalachian Mountain Club spent much of the summer and early fall working to improve trail conditions along New Hampshire’s popular Lonesome Lake Trail.

According to an article on, the trail sees heavy traffic and has become severely eroded in places.

Hikers trying to avoid mud or rocks or maneuver around other hikers end up widening the trail and causing erosion along the designated path. Old check steps – large logs dug into the treadway to hold soil in place – gradually rot. Stone staircases need maintenance and replacing.

Read about improvements to New Hampshire’s Lonesome Lake Trail.