August 31st Teton Dirt Report
Week # 18 of the MBT Trail Crew Season!
Have you ever lost $20 dollars, forgotten about it and found it much later in an old pair of pants? Yea, Upper Tie Canyon is kinda like that… Lost, forgotten and now rediscovered, this backcountry gem has been awaiting your knobby tires and the MBT crew is making that a possibility by clearing the cobwebs.
In addition to trail revival, regular maintenance and some future trail improvement planning was on the crew’s schedule last week:
- Monday: Chris and Alec started the week off on Upper Tie Canyon. They executed heavy brushback with the Husqvarna weed eater and significant tread work.
- Tuesday: Back on Upper Tie, Alec and Eric continued heavy brushback and treadwork. Depending on where the trail is, treadwork includes removing grass, weeds and completely re-benching the trail where it has disappeared. Also on Tuesday, Chris and Scott Bossell with the Teton Basin Ranger District completed some reroute design and assessment within the Horseshoe trail system.
- Wednesday: Upper Tie Canyon getting more love. Continued brushback and treadwork for the crew.
- Thursday: Making another solid push through the weeds on Upper Tie, the crew is getting more and more excited about what this trail has to offer. Clearing the corridor and more treadwork for the day.
- Friday: Executive Director Tony Ferlisi got out in the morning to remove two reported lodge poles down on Nemo’s. Alec got out onto lower Grove to clear some drains and place trail name stickers on newly installed signage posts within the South Big Holes. Chris hit the trails for some work scouting in the Palisades.
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 trail 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 August 31, 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!