Weekly Trail Crew Work Report: July 29, 2019

July 29th 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: July 21 – 27, 2019

This week brought a conclusion to the Corral Creek drainage project as well as a very successful Maintenance Monday on the Mikesell Canyon Trail. We wrapped everything up at the end of the week with the construction of a number of new drains on Grove Creek. Overall, a fantastic week of trail work here in Teton Valley. 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, the crew spent the day prepping for our big July Maintenance Monday on Mikesell Canyon. We’re so grateful for the 20-plus volunteers who came out to dig 18 new drains, reconstruct 40’ of new tread and brush back the trail nearly 2/3 up the ridge. Our beloved Mikesell descent is now in great shape for the rest of the season and should shed water excellently.
  • Tuesday, the crew performed a significant amount of handwork on the Corral Creek Trail – pulling in the toe and filling the uphill slope. Alec, Chris, USFS crew and local ambassador Bob Benedict polished up the new bench tread as well.
  • Wednesday, Alec and Chris spent the day completely rehabilitating old sections of Corral Creek and beginning to walk the trail dozer back down towards Grove Creek. We’re pleased with how this drainage project turned out and thing that you’ll enjoy riding it as well.
  • We owe a big thanks to local Trail Ambassador Nate Carey for hauling diesel fuel up to the work site on Corral Creek with his backpack and moto, cutting trees along the way. Thanks Nate!
  • Thursday, the crew, along with the USFS pushed a number of new drains all along the Grove Creek Trail to the bottom and re-working some eroded tread sections. This classic is all good to go!
  • Thanks again to local horse packers Liz King and Patrick Solomon who packed all our tools up to the Corral work site for the Saturday volunteer day
  • OPEN trails as of July 29, 2019:
    • Teton Valley: All Southern Valley Trails, all Horseshoe Canyon trails, Victor Bike Park, Aspen, AJ Trail, Decoster, Mahogany, Mill Creek, Cold Springs, Mike Spencer Trails, Rainey Creek Trails, Grove, Drake, Corral, Spooky, Rocky Peak, Pole Canyon, Mikesell, Mail Cabin, Southfork Horseshoe, Big Hole Crest, Targhee Bike Park Trails Rick’s Basin, Driggs 5th Park.
    • Jackson: Jackson Hole Mountain Resort Bike Park, Snow King, Putt Putt, Sink or Swim, Hagen Highway, Game Creek, West Game Creek, Josie’s Ridge, Skyline, Wilson Canyon, all Teton Pass freeride/jump trails, Black Canyon, Lithium, Phillips and Phillips Connector, Arrow, Game Creek, Munger Mountain, Ditch and Horsetail Creeks, Shadow Mountain, Mosquito Creek.
    • Surrounding Areas: 7N Ranch, Palisade Lakes, misc. Caribou Range trails, and the brand new Kelly Canyon Bike Park.

   

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