Weekly Trail Crew Work Report: July 1, 2019

July 1st 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: June 23 – 29, 2019

Another busy June week out on the trails. The crew spent time on significant drainage work and removing quite a few more trees that have come down in the past few days. Plus, we spent time flagging a new re-route with the USFS and TVTAP way out on the Red Creek Trail in the Big Holes. To cap it all off, we’re nearly 100% rideable in the Tetons as more trails are drying out! 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 spent the day cleaning and organizing a muddy tool cache left over after a muddy Aspen trail day on Saturday. The brand new turnpike built by some amazing volunteers on Aspen was completed by the Montana Conservation Corps crew today as well. No more Aspen mud bog!
  • Tuesday, Chris, Trail Ambassador Bob Benedict, TVTAP’s Nick Beatty and Kevin Frazier from the CTNF spent time scouting and flagging a re-route on Corral and Red Creek trails. We’re excited to keep the rugged, steep nature of this trail while pulling the tread surface up out of a deep gully. The crew dropped pin flags in hopes of constructing this re-route later this season.
  • On Wednesday, Chris and Alec spent the day on Drake Creek, catching up with some long-overdue drain cleaning. They also constructed a half-dozen new drains along the trail to help shed water off of this Teton Valley classic.
  • On Thursday, the crew spent the morning addressing a few trail maintenance requests – removing downed trees from the northern sections of Horseshoe Canyon (Sod Buster and Cody’s) in addition to a thorough brush-back of these hidden gems as vegetation is starting to thicken up. The crew also cut a downed tree out of Ladyslipper and removed all pin flagging from the Nemo trail re-route corridor in Southern Valley.
  • Friday, Chris was back out at Horseshoe Canyon prepping the race course for Saturday’s Big Hole Challenge. Following course prep, he spent the afternoon planning for an exciting trail work day in collaboration with our friends at Advocates for Multi-Use of Public Land (AMPL). Details coming soon on a really great project connecting our two sides of Teton Pass.
  • OPEN trails as of June 30, 2019: All Southern Valley Trails, all Horseshoe Canyon trails, Driggs 5th Park, Victor Bike Park, Aspen, AJ Trail, 7N Ranch, Decoster, Mahogany, Palisade Lakes, Mill Creek, Cold Springs, misc. Caribou trails, Mike Spencer Trails, Grove, Drake, Corral, Spooky, Rocky Peak, Pole, Mikesell, Southfork Horseshoe, Big Hole Crest, Jackson town trails (Snow King, Putt, Sink or Swim, Hagen Highway, Lower Game, Josie’s Ridge, Wilson Canyon), Lower Black Canyon, Lithium, Parallel, Phillips and Phillips Connector, Arrow, Game Creek, Munger Mountain, Ditch and Horsetail Creeks, Shadow Mountain, Lower Targhee Bike Park Trails, Rick’s Basin. The Skyline Trail in Jackson opens July 1.
  • NOT QUITE: Upper Mail Cabin, upper Mosquito Creek, upper Black Canyon and upper Targhee Trails are a few more days out due to snow on northern aspects and in heavy timber.

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