GET Outside Series – USFS BG&R
July 24, 2018 @ 9:00 am - 1:00 pmFree
What the heck is BG&R? Join a representative from the US Forest Service and learn about the Botany, Geology and Recreation in the Tetons.
Join the US Forest Service and TVTAP for a guided hike. The hike, led by a Forest Service Botanist, Soil Scientist and Recreation Specialist, will look at and discuss plants and trees found on the Teton Basin Ranger District. The trip will focus on plant and tree identification, soils and geology unique to the area and recreation planning and strategy for Teton Canyon.
The hike is capped at 15 participants, so please RSVP early below.
If RSVP is full, email firstname.lastname@example.org to reserve your spot on the waiting list. If enough people email for waiting list we may fit in a second hike to accommodate you.
DATE: Tuesday July 24, 2018
MEETING LOCATION: South Teton Canyon (end of road)
GROUP SIZE: 15. Kids under 16 must be accompanied by an adult.
ROUND-TRIP MILEAGE: 5.6 miles Teton Shelf trail junction turn around, or shorter if we get too distracted looking at cool stuff.
TERRAIN DESCRIPTION: Singletrack dirt trail with rocks
DIFFICULTY/SKILL LEVEL: Intermediate
ELEVATION GAIN/LOSS: 400 feet
LEADER PACE: Steady with frequent stops.
WHAT TO BRING:
- Appropriate footwear
- Small pack with food (lunch) and water
- Rain gear and extra clothing
- Sun protection
- Bear spray
Directions to Trailhead: South Teton Canyon Trailhead is located at the top of Teton Canyon. From Highway 33 in the heart of Driggs, ID, turn eastbound onto Ski Hill Road. At just over a mile you’ll reach a fork in the road. Bear left here and continue on Ski Hill Road, heading towards Grand Targhee Resort. Roughly 4 miles from Highway 33 you’ll reach the Wyoming state line, and will soon pass through the town of Alta. At roughly 6.4 miles you’ll reach the Targhee National Forest boundary. At 6.6 miles, just after crossing over the cattle guard, turn right onto Teton Canyon Road, which soon turns into a gravel road. From the junction drive another 4.6 miles to the South Teton Canyon Trailhead, located at the end of the road. As mentioned, Teton Canyon Road is a gravel road with lots of pot holes and washboard. However, a two-wheel drive vehicle should have no problems making it if drivers take their time.