June 2nd Teton Dirt Report
June 2, 2020 Trail UPDATE
Week # 5 of the MBT Trail Crew Season!
The trail crew had another full week of clearing trails and building new ones. The crew also welcomed two part-time crew members to help with the heavy workload in Southern Valley. Psyched to have Eric Falconer and Stacey Judge digging with us till the end of August! Here is the breakdown of the past week:
- Monday Chris and Alec picked up where they left off on Hillside construction, clearing more corridor and digging more trail with the dozer. Some hand tool work left the section looking prime.
- Tuesday The crew welcomed Eric and Stacey for a day on Hillside covering all safety aspects of the job with the Teton Basin Ranger District trail crew. (Don’t be fooled, several hazards in this line of work). With all hands on deck, more trail was cut, cleared, swamped and dug!
- Wednesday Back to Hillside trail, the crew focused on cutting corridor, swamping (clearing the cut vegetation/trees uphill and downhill of the trail) and pin flagging the trail alignment, while Tiny Dancer (the dozer) followed behind. All aspects of construction are in conjunction with the Teton Basin Ranger District crew.
- Thursday While this may get repetitive, it’s extremely productive. Continued work on Hillside trail clearing corridor, swamping and running Tiny Dancer. The crew switched gears in the afternoon to some handwork behind the machine, knocking down and dispersal of the fill slope.
- Friday Changing gears, Chris and Alec made their way out Spooky and Corral Creek with saws to get ahead of the game, clearing two large trees and some small learners.
- Over the weekend Alec was able to clear downfall on Mikesell to the top. Mostly dry to just below the ridge!
- Cheers to Bob Benedict who cleared Red Creek and a very large tree on the Corral Creek Spur.
- Teton Mountain Bike Alliance (TMBA) reported that Southfork of Horseshoe and Mahogany are both riding well, with occasional snow patches and wet spots. Be mindful of the mud!
It appears that someone has pressed fast forward on spring snow melt this week as the mountains are looking more green and brown every day. Trails are in great shape and with more clear skies, we’ll be riding high in the alpine in no time! The crew and other fellow trail ambassadors have been doing some work of their own. Stay tuned for further updates.
We want to thank everyone for their continued responsible trail use and those who are helping with early-season maintenance. Please remember to share trail reports or work of your own so that we can relay to the people!
Click HERE to report Trail Conditions.
Click HERE to report a Trail Maintenance Request.
OPEN DRY TRAILS AS OF MAY 26, 2020
- Mill Creek
- Drake Creek
- S. Fork Horseshoe
- Rush Hour
- Horseshoe Canyon
- Aspen Trail
- Stinking Springs
- Lower elevation Caribou Range Trails
- 7N Ranch
- South Bench Trail
- Lower Palisades Creek
- 5th Street Bike Park
- Victor Bike Park
- Parallel Trail
For more Jackson Hole dry trails, check out our partners’ (Friends of Pathways) Trail Report HERE.
Please be patient and consider the potential consequences of riding around or through muddy or wet areas. Refer to the blue posted signs as each trailhead for Guidelines for early season trail use and COVID-19 etiquette.
We will continue to provide trail updates as they continue to open, here in the Weekly Trail Crew Reports and on Trailforks HERE.
Thanks and we’ll see you out there!
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