2018 Upcoming Trail Events
At a glance…real projects you can sink a shovel into
8/04 Bunchgrass Trail Reroute (thru 9/29)
9/02 Blind Hollow Trail Maintenance
9/22 National Public Lands Day Trailwork
10/13 Bike The Beav Unrace
Blind Hollow Trail Maintenance (9/2 at 9am)From Shannon Syrstad. "You are invited to an official Forest Service Adopt-a-Trail volunteer work day on the Blind Hollow Trail, in the beautiful Bear River Mountains. Most of the work will be pruning back vegetation, with some log clearing and trail surfacing improvements. Bring gloves, sturdy shoes or boots, eye protection, and plenty of water. Long pants and long sleeves highly recommended. Some tools will be available to borrow, or bring your favorite pair of loppers / shears. Share and spread the word! Meeting at Blind Hollow Trailhead at 9am. Email email@example.com with questions." https://www.facebook.com/events/261280074512967/
Lower Bunchgrass Trail Reroute (Ongoing)
National Public Lands Day - Trail Maintenance - Logan Ranger District
What: Bunchgrass Trail Re-route Finale
When: Saturday, September 22, 2018 8:00am – 1:00pm
Where: Tony Grove Winter Trailhead (just off Highway 89)
This has been the most intensive trails project on the Logan Ranger District this summer. Approximately 2 miles of trail has been rerouted. These reroutes took place in two locations. A lower reroute connected the existing trail to the Tony Grove Winter Trailhead. This lower reroute included the construction of a bridge, the installation of a cattle guard, and some fencing work. The upper reroute took place approximately 2 miles from the existing trailhead. This reroute included a bridge installation, as well as over a mile of rerouted trail. This project will include efforts to provide project completion. Volunteers are encouraged to bring tools, shovels, rakes, loppers and pruners.
Email firstname.lastname@example.org or contact the USFS for more information.
Bike The Beav Unrace (9/2 at 9am)ALL PROCEEDS TO BE DEDICATED TO LOCAL TRAIL MAINTENANCE IN 2019 SEASON.
Beyond good times, community, and a celebration of the 5 miles of great singletrack we’ve built together, this event is here to raise funds to improve maintenance and care of our local trail networks.The Trails Cache and Cache Trails Alliance 501c3 have organized this event to raise funds that will directly fund Utah Conservation Corps Crews maintaining and improving trails we know and love in the 2019 season. Purchase your ticket today for a chance to help us prioritize which trail care projects get dedicated work crews next year.
Visit www.bikethebeav for more info
2018 Completed Projects
Coldwater East (June 2nd, June 9th 9am)From Amanda Wanner: "I'm planning on doing brushing and tree clearing for my 1st and 2nd work days on Saturday, June 2, 2018 and Saturday, June 9 on the Coldwater East Trail. I've got July 14 penciled in on my calendar for the 3rd work day. The plan is to work on the area between Coldwater Lake and the snowline on the Wellsville Ridge on our work days this summer. We'll start our work at Coldwater Lake and gradually work our way up the trail, and see how far we get. :). We'll be meeting at the parking lot on Mendon Square at 20 N 100 W (Hwy 23) in Mendon on at 9am on June 2 and June 9. We'll fill out the volunteer paperwork and then carpool up to the Coldwater East trailhead.
Rattlesnake (June 6th, 5-9pm)From Erik Syrstad: "We will focus mainly on clearing the trail corridor (endless pruning and brush cutting), starting at about mile 1.5 from the trailhead. I ran to Box Elder on Sunday and the main overgrown section is about 1.5 miles long, with the worst of it in the upper half. The lower section we trimmed last year is in good shape overall. A secondary task (given a large enough crew) will be improving the drainage in several key trough-like sections that are eroding away with each big rain event. Sections of tread in the avalanche gully section also need some grading.
Motorized Trail Maintenance, Little Bear Trailhead (July 14 8am)From Lisa Thompson, USFS: "Meeting Location:Little Bear Trailhead, Sinks Road (FR 055), approximately 41.2 miles east of Logan.
Please RSVP, Bagels and coffee will be provided so we will need a close guesstimate on how many people will be attending.
Be Prepared: On volunteer days, please be prepared by wearing long sleeve shirts, pants, sturdy footwear, safety glasses/sunglasses, and gloves. If you have tools (loppers, pruners, hand saws, digging tools) bring them along as well. Also be sure to bring adequate water and snacks to sustain yourself. Lastly, sunscreen and a positive attitude is strongly recommended.
Spring Hollow Trail RerouteAnother project we will be focused on this summer is a 1/2 mile section of the popular Spring Hollow Trail. USFS and CTA are calling for volunteers—will you answer? Meet at Group Site #2 on June 16th at 8am and get some dirt under your fingernails! (Update—DATE CANCELLED—Reschedule Date Pending from USFS)
From the USFS: "This early season project will focus on a reroute of the Spring Hollow trail near its' beginning at Group Site #2 in Spring Hollow Campground. The proposed reroute will be approximately 0.5 miles in length. The reroute will be cut using a mix of hand and machine construction. Volunteers will be focused primarily on finish work on the trail."