October 5th Teton Dirt Report
Week #23 of the MBT Trail Crew Season!
The crew is wrapping up the last couple weeks of an ultra-productive season. In the absence of our reports for the last two weeks, the Teton Basin Ranger District, Teton Valley Trails and Pathways and Mountain Bike the Tetons were able to complete the installation of a 60ft wooden bridge across Trail Creek to complete the Happy Hour loop. The bridge will ultimately allow access to the campground and future Trail Creek trailhead. Big progress towards the big picture here in Southern Valley. The crew was also able to clear roughly 50 trees with help from the TBRD crew and Nate Carey after the significant wind event a couple of weeks back.
Here is what the crew was up to this past week:
- Tuesday: The crew addressed some needed attention on Shark’s Belly trail Tuesday. Chris and Alec rehabbed the old trail where the reroute was installed and fixed up the Kill Bridge. They also installed a small reroute on Burgh to address a spring water issue.
- Wednesday: Chris and Alec spent the day loading up wheel barrows to fill a large hole on the south side of the new Trail Creek bridge. That evening, several awesome volunteers came to help out and were able to finish the ramp up to the bridge. Big thanks to the folks who came out!
- Thursday Chris spent the day out on Hillbender. He cut out a large tree and started work on a corner that didn’t flow quite right.
- Friday Back to work on Hillbender to finish up the hand-built berm on the lower section of trail.
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 October 5th, 2020 (please be aware that a number of trees may still be down on some backcountry trails)
- 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
- Tie Canyon
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!