Weekly Trail Crew Work Report: July 30, 2018

Much needed maintenance at Horseshoe Canyon and finishing touches on Ladyslipper.

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 22 – July 27, 2018

Just like that, July is in the rearview mirror… The crew spent the week working alongside the Montana Conservation Corps crew, the USFS trail crew and on one day, the High School Mountain Bike Team managing finish-work on the Ladyslipper trail. This trail is open to ride! There will be a bit of on-going maintenance for the next week, so keep an eye out while riding. Thanks to everyone for their support and patience while we built this amazing new trail! Some much-needed maintenance out at the Horseshoe Canyon network was also tackled and the crew planned additional work this summer there as soon as Southern Valley work is completed.

  • This past Monday, Ron and Alec spent the day pulling the toe-end of the Ladyslipper Trail off of the bed surface most of the day. In the afternoon, they had the privilege of working alongside 24 Teton Valley Composite High School Mountain Bike team members to get more of this dispersal work done. It was tons of fun to have the riders and a few coaches out to work on this trail! They got quite a bit done too!
  • Tuesday, Chris and Ron continued finish work on the Ladyslipper Trail. They were able to connect with the Montana Conservation Corps crew after they arrived to provide additional management direction for the next few days. This MCC crew has been instrumental in our ability to built this trail in a timely manner. We’re so grateful for their hard work out there with us!

  • Chris and Ron also were able to connect with Scott Bossell of the Teton Basin Ranger District as well as Nick Beatty of TVTAP regarding construction of the “C-Trail” in Southern Valley. This will be another trail in Southern Valley, creating an additional loop near the campground and MBT has been active in the planning stages of this trail alongside the USFS and TVTAP.
  • Horseshoe Canyon Trails were on the docket for Wednesday. Chris and Ron spent the day tuning sections of Shark’s Belly Trail and walked a potential new re-route section for the Burgh and Probation Trails. The crew also checked conditions and tuned the Bumper, Cody’s and the Sod Buster Trails There’s a lot of work to do out here and we’ll be spending more time out here soon to dial in this unique trail network…
  • The crew was back out at Southern Valley on Thursday, managing the MCC crew, continuing to cut and tune backslope and bed surface. The MCC crew completed dispersal of toe material along the entire length of the trail! A few more pieces to tune and we’ll be all set! The new trail is now posted to TrailForks¬†for mapping reference.
  • Finally, this past Friday, Chris spent the day managing the MCC crew on Ladyslipper for their continued finish work efforts. Go check this trail out as soon as you get a chance! It’s riding really well and needs more tires on it!

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