Weekly Trail Crew Work Report: September 16, 2019

September 16th 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: September 8 – 14, 2019

Dodging the rain all week, the MBT Trail Crew found time to repair the Kill Bridge, maintain our tools and work on planning for 2020 work. Giant thanks to the Yeti’s Post for their “Daily Donut” donation to our Trail Fund from the month of August! $172 for tools and maintenance! 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 Tuesday, we spent a cold, wet day with Kevin Frazier at the USFS shooting grades, exploring terrain and planning the new Hillside Trail in Southern Valley. This trail will eventually loop to Grumpy from the north side of the Mike Harris parking lot. To be constructed in 2020.
  • Wednesday, Alec and Chris spent the day in the warehouse, sharpening loppers, grubbing and chopping tools and sanding and oiling all wooden handles. A productive rainy day catching up on some tool love.
  • On Thursday, the crew attempted to fix the most rotten spots on the “Kill” bridge on Sharks Belly. This historic, 100’ long structure was in desperate need of some serious renovations. The crew, along with local trail ambassador Mitch Prissell, cut out rotten stringers, removed salvageable nails and screws in order to reuse them, and cut two trees to replace rotted stringers and footers.
  • Finally, on Friday, the crew finished work on the “Kill” Bridge. Drilling and hammering new slats into place and securing the remainder of the structure. They cleaned up the site and the bridge is now rideable and much safer, while still retaining its original character and design.
  • The crew then added 10’ of chicken wire to the tread of the new Sharks Belly bridge at the south end of the trail to increase traction and then cut out one downed tree on that same trail.
  • OPEN: Teton Valley, Jackson Hole and surrounding area trails (including Kelly Canyon Bike Park)
  • CLOSED: Grand Targhee Bike Park, Jackson Hole Mountain Resort Bike Park (lift access). All other trails at Targhee and JHMR are still open.
  • Huge thanks to the community for your support throughout the season of our Trail Crew and their work on your trails. We couldn’t do ANY of this without you.


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