Weekly Trail Crew Work Report: July 23, 2018

More Ladyslipper finish work, plus some critical maintenance work on the Aspen, Grove Creek and Southfork of Horseshoe trails.

Thank You!

  • GIANT thanks to our 2018 Local Business Trail Fund Supporters!
  • Thanks for the generous support of all the Individual Trail Fund Supporters who have helped get these guys off and running this season!
  • As always, the outstanding work that these guys are able to do is only possible through your support. Take 2 minutes HERE and please pledge a few bucks to keep them maintaining and building your Teton Region trails throughout the summer season.

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Trail Crew Work Report: July 16 – July 21, 2018

The summer is flying by. We’re already three weeks into July and have accomplished so much! This week, the crew spent more time on finish work on the new Ladyslipper Trail plus they were able to hammer out some much-needed maintenance on the South Fork of Horseshoe, Aspen and Grove Creek Trails. Altogether this season, the crew has spent over 900 hours working on trails here in the Tetons with so much more work to do…

  • On Monday, Chris and Ron spent the day finishing a critical re-route on the Grumpy Trail in Southern Valley. You’ll notice this re-route if you ride the trail in a counter-clockwise direction, right at the junction with the Nemo Trail. The existing fall-line section at the junction has been re-routed to include a switchback in order to make the climbing grade more sustainable and enjoyable to ride. All done!
  • Tuesday, the crew did a little storage shed organizing. We are in and out all season long and it was time to do a thorough cleaning and re-organizing. Once that was completed, Chris and Ron headed out to Ladyslipper to work on dispersal of material from the trail dozer. This is pretty intensive handwork and requires movement of dirt off of the trail corridor one shovel load at a time. We’ll be announcing a big trail volunteer day to help this process go quicker. Stay tuned!

  • More Ladyslipper dispersal work on Wednesday. We’re about 1/3 of the way through this outstanding new trail. Curious where it is? Ride Nemo in Southern Valley. Shortly before the junction with Grumpy, you’ll see a “Closed” sign on the left side of the trail. That’s it! Have a look and let us know what you think! We’re pretty stoked.
  • Friday, the crew headed up the Aspen trail to remove a large downed tree across the trail then drove across the valley to focus on Grove Creek. Ron and Chris cleared existing drains (which had filled up pretty quickly) and then constructed a number of brand new drains in critical run-off zones. Some teamwork was completed as well in spots where erosion was accelerating due to high use this summer. We should be all set on Grove until the fall!
  • On Saturday, Chris spent a few hours on the South Fork of Horseshoe, repairing some of the deeper rutted areas on the trail. This trail is utilized by mountain bikes, motorbikes and horses and in its current form, requires a bit more in terms of maintenance. Chris’s objective here was to help improve the trail experience for all users on the lower section of the trail. There is a larger project in store for this zone in order to help ensure the sustainability of what is already an amazing trail. Stay tuned for work here in 2019…

Don’t hesitate to fill out a Trail Maintenance Request Form on our website and check out our calendar for a Maintenance Monday schedule for opportunities to get out and help!

Remember, all of this work depends on YOU. Please take two minutes and head to our DONATIONS PAGE to make your Trail Fund donation in support of these guys today!

How will my donation make an impact?

Your contribution, no matter how large or small, will go directly toward the following categories this year:

  • Three-person trail crew salary and travel over 20 + weeks in 2018
  • Purchase of new tools (pulaskis, rouge hoes, pick mattocks, etc.)
  • Maintenance of current inventory (trail tools, saws, radios, etc.)
  • Chainsaw maintenance (sharpening, service, etc.)
  • Trail machine rental/maintenance
  • Trail construction and maintenance supplies (signage, Geo Blocks, drainage, etc.)
  • GIS/Mapping work, engineering, trail crew training