Weekly Trail Crew Work Report: September 23, 2019

September 23rd 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 15 – 21, 2019

We spent the week recovering from the recent windstorm, tuning up some of our more forgotten trail and planning ahead for 2020. As our last week of the season approaches, we’re working hard to tie up all loose ends on a fantastic summer. 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 down in Southern Valley, tuning up corners on Grumpy and establishing more ‘bank’ on a number of new corners that our volunteers built on Ladyslipper this summer. By working on the bank, riders will now more easily be able to maintain a consistent turning radius through the corner.
  • Tuesday, the crew returned to Southern Valley to scout terrain and perform some mapping of certain sections of the new “Hillside” trail. After some review, the crew arrived at an improved design and layout option for the new “Campground Loop” to expand upon. We’re excited about this new design and layout and will be ready to dig in spring of 2020.
  • On Thursday, the crew cut out two trees on lower Mikesell in the morning and installed four log checks in a very deep rutted section of trail. These checks will catch some soil as it erodes and will eventually, through this catch, back fill the rut.
  • One of our amazing trail ambassadors managed to cut 8 trees out that had blown down over the Aspen Trail and another local trail ambassador, Nate Carey, cut out two trees down over Ladyslipper. Thank you!! The crew took a few hours in the afternoon to explore and talk options/improvements on the Cold Springs trail in Teton Canyon and spent some time in the warehouse performing trail tool maintenance.
  • Rain shut the crew down for the remainder of the week and weekend.
  • OPEN: Teton Valley, Jackson Hole and surrounding area trails (including Kelly Canyon Bike Park). Please avoid muddy trails this week though as we’ve received quite a bit of moisture.
  • 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