Photo archives

The other context for "PHOTOS" is this.  We have one of the country's largest collections of categorized and digitized photos related to trail development.  For the past 10 years, we've been taking pictures of trails. We haven't been taking pictures of the grand vistas on these places, but have been taking pictures of things that people have said to us; "You can't do that!"

We have pictures of houses close to trails, including pictures of places where the trail is at the same level as the house, higher than the house or lower than the house. We have pictures of trails that cross busy roads, trails that are plowed in the winter, trails that pass by municipal water supplys--either wells or reservoirs. 

We have pictures of paved trails with bears and other wildlife, unpaved trails where wheel chairs operate. We have pictures--before and after-- the trail's installation and the positive changes that take place in commercial district's because of the close proximity to the trail. We have pictures of railroads operating directly adjacent to a trail--without a hint of a problem. 

We have pictures of trails with community gardens growing in the former railroad land and we have pictures of trails passing directly adjacent to farming operations in both NY and New England, where the farmer's once feared that trail users would be stealing their crops. We have pictures of paved rail trails that are havens for snowmobiles in the winter. etc. etc.

This collection is now over 8,000 images and always makes up the backbone of any presentation we do for a locality.  Urban trail builders need urban specific themes and images.  Rural trails have rural issues. Suburban likewise have their own issues.

Though the photo collection is important, it is equally (if not more) important to have words and experiences to show what the pictures mean. We specialize in that.