- 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 30 – July 6, 2019
This 4th of July week was one full of collaboration. We worked with a number of groups to accomplish some pretty cool projects and took time to ride our bikes too. We hope you all had a fun holiday week, full of good dirt! 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: firstname.lastname@example.org anytime and we’ll include them in these weekly updates.
- On Monday, Alec spent the day with a local Eagle Scout and his family to complete a brand new bridge on the Shark’s Belly trail in Horseshoe Canyon. Jack came up with this concept and the need for a bridge and between the generosity of our partners at Valley Lumber and the MBT Trail Crew’s expertise, we were able to help Jack see his plan become reality.
- Tuesday, Alec worked alongside Caribou-Targhee National Forest Trails Coordinator Kevin Frazier to pour a small concrete pad adjacent to the Mike Harris trailhead kiosk in Southern Valley. The MBT crew will be mounting (for the summer season) a bike repair station to the kiosk in the next couple of weeks (as soon as we receive it). The crew also spent the afternoon repairing some drainage issue areas along the Nemo trail in the new re-routed sections.
- On Wednesday, the crew spent the day cleaning and installing new drains along the Drake Creek trail. The raw, rocky nature of Drake requires some non-traditional drain work to make sure the trail sheds water properly so as not to form gullies or bogs. This was a pretty big job and the crew did an outstanding job! The crew also removed another downed tree on the Aspen trail.
- Friday, Executive Director Tony Ferlisi rode and logged out the Mail Cabin trail along with Trail Ambassador Nate Kirschner. Although there are still a few snow patches scattered through the more heavily timbered sections, this Teton classic is good to go!
- Finally, on Sunday, Alec Johnson coordinated a group of volunteers to log out and repair tread from the top of Mail Cabin to Mosquito Pass. We are super excited to collaborate with Jesse Combs and the folks at AMPL and the Bridger-Teton National Forest to make this happen. Jesse and his crew worked from the Wilson side and we met at the top. Over 40 trees were cut out on Sunday between the two groups. Great work everyone! This link between Wilson and Victor is an adventure not to be missed.
- OPEN trails as of July 8, 2019:
- Teton Valley: All Southern Valley Trails, all Horseshoe Canyon trails, Driggs 5th St. Park, 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 (upper trails are still a little snowy), Rick’s Basin.
- 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. Big shout-out to the folks at Jackson Hole Friends of Pathways and the Teton Freedom Riders for clearing all Jackson and Teton Pass area trails in time for the July 4th holiday!
- 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