The next day I hike several miles to the North Fork trail and turn right at the trailpost and spend all day maintaining the trail with two tools, a Corona folding saw and a pair of pruners. Why? Because the trail is a mess of low-hanging rhododendron, making backpacking it both hellish and dangerous. Newbs commonly get lost on it. Here's a shot of the pruners on my pack---the lock-shut mechanism broke after the first hour of use. Next time, get Felco tools: the best.