- 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: May 27 – June 2, 2019
The trails finally saw some sunshine this past week! We hope you all got out to ride this past Memorial Day week! We kicked things off with an amazing volunteer day and rounded things out with a repaired Nemo re-route in Southern Valley. More turning dirt every day. We want to encourage 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 Memorial Day Monday this past week, Alec was able to remove the reported downed trees across the Sheep Bridge Trail in Teton Canyon. Sheep Bridge is all clear and tread conditions are in great shape.
- Tuesday the 27th, the crew made their way to Horseshoe Canyon to prepare for the evening’s volunteer day. That afternoon, over 35 participants turned out to complete finish hand-work on the brand new lower Channel Lock re-route. Everyone enjoyed some welcome sunshine, BBQ courtesy of the Knotty Pine and the first volunteer day of 2019! We’re looking forward to a second volunteer day on June 10th. Thanks to all those amazing volunteers!
- Wednesday, the crew returned to Channel Lock to work on closing and rehabbing segments of the old Channel Lock Trail – specifically trail crossing sections. In the afternoon, Chris and Alec made their way to Southern Valley to work behind the trail dozer on an incomplete section of the Nemo Trail.
- Thursday, the crew continued to work on the Nemo re-route alongside Andy Williams (of Grand Targhee) and the USFS. If you had a chance to ride in Southern Valley this past weekend, you’ve likely now ridden this brand new section of trail that parallels the road cut. That afternoon, the crew met with Nate Carey (of Teton Adaptive Sports) to chat trail upgrades, suitability for adaptive athletes and more. The evening wrapped up with a well-attended Victor Bike Park maintenance session with members of the Teton Valley Composite Mountain Bike Team! Over 30 kids turned out to rake, buff and rehab our amazing local park.
- Friday, the crew continued finish work on the Nemo re-route in Southern Valley, focusing on corners and any linear issues. Local trail ambassador Bob Benedict cleared 9 trees on lower Spooky and Corral Creek Trails near Pine Creek Pass while performing some much-needed early season recon. Thanks Bob!
- OPEN trails as of June 3, 2019: All Southern Valley Trails (except for Mikesell), all Horseshoe Canyon trails, Driggs 5th Park, Victor Bike Park, Aspen, AJ Trail, 7N Ranch, Lower Decoster, Mahogany, Palisade Lakes, Mill Creek (to the lookout), misc. Caribou trails, numerous Jackson town trails (Putt Putt, Sink or Swim, Hagen Highway, Lower Game, Josie’s Ridge, Wilson Canyon, Lower Black Canyon, Parallel), much of Munger Mountain.
- NOT QUITE: Big Holes trails (Grove, Drake, South Fork Horseshoe, Corral, Spooky), Lower Pole Canyon are about 10 days out. Mail Cabin, Mike Spencer trails, Mosquito Creek and lower Targhee Trails are 2+ weeks out.
- We’ve had quite a bit of moisture recently, so let’s take care of our trails. A good rule of thumb is to wait for the roads to dry out in town (no puddles) before venturing out onto trails in order to keep from damaging them long-term.
- Join MBT for a Volunteer Trail Day on Monday, June 10th on Ladyslipper/Nemo @ 5:30 pm at the Mike Harris TH. We’ve got some season #2 upgrades to make on these awesome trails and will have as always, delicious post-work food provided by one of our sponsors and by Kate’s Real Food and beverages provided by Grand Teton Brewing! Plus, we’ve got some great prizes to give away to participants. All ages welcome!!
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