Weekly Trail Crew Work Report: August 26th, 2019

August 26th Trail Report!

Thank You!!

  • GIANT thanks to our 2019 Local Business Trail Fund Supporters!
  • Thanks for the generous support of all the Individual Trail Fund Supporters who have helped get our trail crew off and running this 2019 season!
  • As always, the outstanding work that these guys are able to do is only possible through your support. Take 2 minutes now and TEXT MBT to 24365 or click HERE and please pledge a few bucks to keep them maintaining and building your Teton Region trails throughout the summer season. Donate and get yourself in a sweet new MBT t-shirt and hat too!

Trail Crew Work Report: August 18 – 24, 2019

The MBT Trail Crew spent the week planning and kicking off work on a brand new re-route in Horseshoe Canyon in addition to planning work for the re-location of the Blair Drive Kids Bike Park in Jackson. We’ve got about a month left in the season and we’re doing our best to get it all done! We want to encourage and remind YOU to reach out and let us know any work you have done on our local trails (clearing brush, cutting out downed trees, tread work, wildlife conflicts, updated conditions, etc.). The more information we can pass along to the community, the better. Just email us at: info@mountainbiketetons.org anytime and we’ll include them in these weekly updates.

  • On Monday, Chris met with Kevin Frazier from the USFS to walk and discuss the Upper Bovine re-route in Horseshoe Canyon. They planned and laid out alternative drainage and tread hardening options on the lower seep sections of this trail as well.
  • Tuesday, Chris spent the morning in Jackson meeting with a local supporter and contractor to discuss options for excavation assistance for the new Blair Drive Kids’ Park site on the opposite side of the Community Garden. Jackson Hole Friends of Pathways volunteers were able to construct a connector trail from the old site to the new site this past week as well.
  • That afternoon, the crew finalized GPS tracks for USFS approval for the Upper Bovine re-route.
  • Wednesday, the crew worked on the Upper Bovine re-route, using the brush saw to clear a flag line for the dozer and conducted chainsaw rough clearing through a stand of trees near the top of the re-route.
  • Thursday, the crew began pushing dirt with the trail dozer on the Upper Bovine re-route with the USFS. They also continued pin flagging and clearing brush along the corridor.
  • Finally, on Friday, the crew continued machine work on Bovine along with brush work and some minimal hand-work at the end of the day to prepare for the Volunteer Trail Day on Monday, the 26th.
  • ALL Teton Valley, Jackson Hole and surrounding area trails (including Grand Targhee Bike Park, Jackson Hole Mountain Resort Bike Park and Kelly Canyon Bike Park) are OPEN.
  • Huge thanks to the community for your support throughout the season of our Trail Crew and their work on your trails. We couldn’t do ANY of this without you.

Eva is ready to ride!

Blair Drive Kids’ Park Schematic

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 the amount, will go DIRECTLY toward the following categories this year:

  • Three-person trail crew salary and travel over 20 + weeks in 2019
  • 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