Weekly Trail Crew Work Report: July 2, 2018

And... we have a brand new trail!

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.

2018 Business Trail Fund Supporters and Partners

Trail Crew Work Report: June 25 – July 1, 2018

This week, the crew spent nearly 10 hours a day working hard to complete the first new trail of the year in Southern Valley! Digging and sawing alongside the USFS Trail Crew and the Montana Conservation Corps crew, the crew finished the tread for the Pole Canyon Connector Trail (which will be named soon – stay tuned), linking Pole Canyon to the Nemo Trail in Southern Valley. If you haven’t had a chance yet, go take a stroll along this amazing piece of work!

  • All week, Chris, Ron and Alec continued intensive hand-work on the trail, building a number of corners (see diagram below) that required extra attention and resetting a┬ácouple of particular alignments in order to accommodate for future fat bike winter grooming.
  • Along all sections of tread on the trail, the crew completed cutting backslope and dispersing toe material (the material on the downhill side of the trail – see diagram below). The MCC crew and USFS Trail Crew did an outstanding job sawing out remaining branches and vegetation along the trail corridor, ensuring good lines of site and a safe, clear riding experience.
  • The crew completed construction of all the grade reversals (check out the diagram below) on the trail corridor to accommodate for drainage along the steeper sidehill slopes. These things not only serve to help shed water off of the trail bed surface but they’re also fun to ride!
  • Over the weekend, Ron Murray had the opportunity to get behind the sticks in the USFS mini-excavator, building two big switchback turns on the trail while Alec worked to complete the finish handwork behind the machine work.
  • Finally, a GIANT shout out to Scott Bossell and Joe McFarlane of the Caribou-Targhee National Forest, Teton Basin Ranger District. These guys are the ones facilitating all of this amazing new trail construction in Southern Valley and are working super hard, seven days a week to see this project through. If you see Scott or Joe out on the trail or around town, be sure to say THANKS!
  • This coming week, the crew will be moving over to work on the new Teton Springs Connector Trail as well as some maintenance work on the newly dry Mail Cabin Trail.

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