Weekly Trail Crew Work Report: September 17, 2018

Grove Creek, Mikesell, Sheep Driveway with a little Blair Drive Kids' Park for good measure!

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  • GIANT thanks to our 2018 Local Business Trail Fund Supporters!
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Trail Crew Work Report: September 11 – 16, 2018

The MBT Trail Crew has been back out on your public land trails this week. They’ve been hard at work on a few rehab projects while tuning in some of the Blair Drive Kids’ Park features as they’re being ridden. Overall, a solid week of trail work for these guys with more on the way as the trail work season winds down. They’re trying to get as much done as possible before the weather turns and from experience, we all know that change can happen on a dime. We’re going to forego Fall Maintenance Mondays in planning for one final volunteer opportunity to close out the work for 2018. Stay tuned…

We’re also aiming to take our funding for their work over the top. We’re close but not quite there. Donate just a couple bucks to their work today and be registered for a chance to win 2 VIP Experience passes to the 2018 Red Bull Rampage in Virgin, Utah this coming October!

  • On Monday, Alec and Ron spent the morning working on a large tree that has fallen across the Grove Creek Trail. As the approx. 20′ diameter root ball is lying directly on the trail, we’ll need to work with the USFS crew to remove the tree. For the time being, the crew constructed a temporary re-route around the root section of the tree (with proper drainage!). Stay tuned for an update here.
  • We also held a small Maintenance Monday session up on the Mikesell Canyon Trail. Along with a couple volunteers, the crew constructed a handful of drains in critical erosion-prone areas. They were also able to re-grade and knock down some of the higher toe-edge side of the trail. We love Mikesell and are committed to ensuring that it stays in great shape moving forward.
  • On Tuesday, the crew spent the morning sharpening tools and tuning saws before heading back to Grove Creek to finish work on the root-ball ride-around.
  • Wednesday was Nemo day. Alec, Chris and Ron met with Nick Beatty of TVTAP as well as Joe McFarlane and Scott Bossell of the USFS to re-adjust a pin-flag line and walk the new Nemo, C-Trail and Campground Trail corridors in Southern Valley as part of the larger Southern Valley Recreation Project. We’ll be working on a re-route on the Nemo Trail beginning this week in hopes of getting it done prior to real snowfall.
  • Chris, Ron and Alec spent the day riding and walking the new Ladyslipper Trail to identify problem sections (after the trail has seen significant traffic) as well as to collect data on grade reversals, corners and tread width for the new Nemo re-route. In the afternoon, Chris made his way to Upper Rainey Creek to pin-flag a section of the Sheep Driveway Trail that a group of volunteers would plan to tune up on Saturday.
  • On Friday, Ron spent time in Jackson, refining some sections of the Blair Drive Kids’ Park. He and Tony Ferlisi met with Brian Schilling of Teton County Pathways to walk the new singletrack sidewalk and speak with parents and neighbors adjacent to the park. We’ll be co-hosting an exciting Ribbon-Cutting Ceremony and Meet and Greet with Jackson Hole Friends of Pathways this coming Sept. 26th! Come join us for burgers, a grand-opening celebration and more!
  • Meanwhile, Chris and Alec ran chainsaws all day on the Nemo re-route. They’ll be at it for the next 2-3 days before tread on this new section (that will accommodate the new C-Trail) in Southern Valley.
  • Finally, on Saturday, a group of a dozen folks met with Chris and Tony in the Upper Rainey Creek drainage to re-hab a fall-line section of trail on the lower Sheep’s Driveway. The group took a highly eroded hillside and installed a critical bench section along with two turns that will shed water and direct hikers, bikers and equestrians along a specific corridor. Turns out, this new section is pretty fun to ride on a bike as well…

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 how large or small, will go directly toward the following categories this year:

  • Three-person trail crew salary and travel over 20 + weeks in 2018
  • 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