July 20th Teton Dirt Report
July 17th Trail Update
Week # 12 of the MBT Trail Crew Season!
Like the wildflowers, our trails season is peaking, but we are far from done. At the halfway point, we’re feeling good with lots of work to look forward to.
This past week, the crew finished up the entire Hillbender Loop! With a lack of rain, the new trail will remain dusty and a bit rough until we are blessed with some precipitation. In the meantime, the crew joins the Forest Service, digging their way towards Stateline on the new Happy Hour Trail. Stay tuned for further updates!
Here’s the breakdown of the last week in the woods:
- Monday: To start the week, Chris spent the morning in the office while Alec and Stacey spent Monday evening with the NICA mountain bike team working on Hillbender. The team helped out with some treadwork and fill slope dispersal. Thanks gang!
- Tuesday: The crew had a long, hot, dusty day on Hillbender loop completing handwork and finishing the tread to near perfection, top to bottom. They also cleared gravel and rock on lower Hillbender berms on their way out.
- Wednesday: With treadwork, cut bank and fill slope work completed, the crew started from the top down clearing the trail corridor, brushing back vegetation, pole sawing invasive branches and chain sawing hazardous stumps and sticks. Trail is open!
- Thursday: With Hillbender Loop signage installed at the junction, the crew shifted gears and joined the Teton Basin Ranger District on Happy Hour. Happy Hour was partially built in 2019 and will be completed this season following the installation of a 60ft bridge to access Trail Creek Campground area.
- Friday: Chris and Alec set out to evaluate and clear Tie Canyon and Upper Tie Canyon in the Palisades for the upcoming volunteer trail day (Saturday, Aug. 8th) Join us for a small reroute and some trail restoration. Big potential here!
Follow @mtbthetetons for more current content regarding our work and local trail conditions. We will also continue to provide trail updates as they continue to open, here in the Weekly Trail Crew Reports and on Trailforks
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 July 20, 2020
- Mill Creek
- Drake Creek
- Grove Creek
- Pole Canyon
- Mail Cabin
- 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
- Teton Pass DH Trails
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!