June 15th Teton Dirt Report
June 15, 2020 Trail UPDATE
June 13th Trails Update
Week # 7 of the MBT Trail Crew Season!
As they say, ‘all good things are worth waiting for.’ The local gems, old favorites and forgotten adventure rides are at your beck and call. As you’re getting after it, we will be working on getting the new mileage in Southern Valley dialed. With some lingering snow at high elevation, we say get your adventure on! Don’t forget to reach out with trail maintenance reports and work reports of your own. Doing our best to keep trails cleared, but we need YOUR help!
The crew had another busy week of finish work on the first installment of the new Hillside trail and maintenance in the Big Holes. Here’s the breakdown of what they were up to:
- Monday The crew, along with the Teton Basin Ranger District (TBRD) crew, began the many phases of finish work on the new Hillside trail. Dispersing the berm, nipping roots and stumps and cutting the backslope to an angle have been the focus of the week.
- Tuesday Another day of tedious handwork on the upper section of the Hillside trail, plus some clearing and swamping for the last section. Meanwhile, Tiny Dancer has been pushing trail 4 days a week by chief operator, Kevin Frasier.
- Wednesday With a little help from our Forest Service friends, the TBRD secured a Mini excavator (Chewy) to help with construction on Hillside. With combined forces, we connected the trail from beginning to end. Not yet complete, but close. The crew put in another full day of handwork on the trail.
- Thursday The crew continued with backslope work, treadwork and fill slope dispersal. Having two extra crew members makes this work move significantly faster. Also, thanks to Frank Coyle from joining the crew this week!
- Friday Chris and Alec, moseyed up Mahogany with a chainsaw and trail bosses (breakdown tools) to address a muddy section on upper SF of Horseshoe and drainage and brusback on upper Mahogany. Thanks again to Habitat for lending out a couple Ebikes to the crew to ‘get er’ done’.
- Thanks to more local volunteers who cleared a bit more way out there on the backside of Relay Ridge and to MBT Board Member Nate Kirschner for continuing to keep some of the lesser-traveled backcountry trails clear for folks!
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 June 15, 2020
- Mill Creek
- Drake Creek
- Grove Creek
- Pole Canyon
- S. Fork Horseshoe
- Rush Hour
- Horseshoe Canyon
- Aspen Trail
- Stinking Springs
- 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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