June 29, 2020 Trail UPDATE
Hillbender Ribbon Cutting
Week # 9 of the MBT Trail Crew Season!
The theme of this past week was finish work. The MBT and TBRD trail crews have been working hard to get the all new ‘Hillbender’ trail completely dialed in and are excited to flip the open signs. In addition to the 1.85 miles added, the crew will be getting started on the second installment of the ‘Hillbender’ loop this week. Beyond adding new trail, the crew has a heavy maintenance schedule coming up!
Here’s the breakdown of the crew’s week and what new trail finish work entails:
- Monday The whole crew began their final week on the first installment of the new Hillbender trail. Shaping turns, pole sawing trail corridor and cutting hazardous stumps.
- Tuesday The final finish work isn’t the most glamorous, but sure is necessary. The crew continued shaping berms, sawing encroaching vegetation and opening sight lines (trees, tree branches, stumps and brush) Lots of ‘sampling the product’ this week.
- Wednesday Kevin and Jeremy of the TBRD completed machine work, working towards the top pulling large root balls on the sides of the trail and ensuring proper drainage. The crew worked behind the machines smoothing and finishing the tread. Now, ready to start moving down the North Hillbender installment.
- Thursday Final push for both crews on Hillbender. To top off the week, the crew worked though the rain and much needed moisture for the dry and dusty fresh dirt and turns. After clearing the trail and deeming it safe and fun to ride, the crew cut the ribbon and pulled tools out for some much needed love.
- Friday The crew took a much deserved ‘rest day’ and christened the new trail with some good times in the evening. Thanks to those who joined for the ‘pack party ride’!
- Misc: John Borstleman continues to help manage invasives along the Ladyslipper corridor. Thanks so much JB! Nate Kirschner and crew continue backcountry maintenance with well over 100 cumulative hours dedicated to brushing and clearing trails way out back. Thanks a ton all!!
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!
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Click HERE to report a Trail Maintenance Request.
OPEN DRY TRAILS AS OF June 29, 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!
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