Volunteer Trail Day #1- South Fork of Horseshoe Trail

Saturday, June 4, 2022

South Fork of Horseshoe Trail

Date: Saturday, June 4 - National Trails Day

Time: 10am-5pm; work all or a portion of the day. Trail BBQ at 5pm sharp.

Location: Meet at the Horseshoe Canyon Trailhead (20 minutes from Driggs)

Age: Families welcome! Kids 13 and under must have a parent or guardian present.

Activities: General trail maintenance.

We will be building a 200’ rock and gravel causeway across the first meadow (just past the bridge near the trailhead) to mitigate this muddy and trenched out section of trail. The causeway construction will involve loading and hauling wheelbarrows of pit run (rock/gravel) from the trailhead to the meadow (about 300 ft. haul) The pit run will be mounded, compacted, then capped with crushed gravel.

Depending on volunteer participation, additional work activities may include brushing back overgrowth, water bar cleaning, and tread maintenance further up the trail. Tiny Dancer the trail dozer might even make an appearance!

There will be a raffle for participants who show up at 10am at the start of the work day, and attend the morning debrief. You don’t want to miss prizes from Smartwool, Grand Targhee, New West Knife Works, MBT and Trails & Pathways!

Recommended Supplies:

  • Water

  • Snacks and lunch

  • Appropriate clothing for weather. Be ready for all conditions.

  • Long pants

  • Closed- toe shoes

  • Sunscreen/Sun Protection

  • Insect repellent

  • Necessary medications (e.g. Epipen, insulin, etc.)

  • Personal hand sanitizer

  • Masks/ Facial coverings are not required, but we encourage you to wear one if you are comfortable doing so.

Things to know:

  • Save time at the trailhead by completing your paperwork now. You will need to sign 2 documents:

  • You will need to complete an Acknowledgement of Risk waiver and sign in at the trailhead before you begin working.

  • To minimize group size, volunteers will be split in to small work teams of 5-6 people. Teams will go out with at trail crew leader and work on dispersed trail projects.

  • To eliminate a high-touch item, please provide your own water.

  • We will provide packaged Kate’s Bars, but we suggest you bring your own lunch and additional snacks.

Recommended Supplies:

  • Water

  • Snacks and lunch

  • Appropriate clothing for weather. Be ready for all conditions.

  • Long pants

  • Closed- toe shoes

  • Sunscreen/Sun Protection

  • Insect repellent

  • Necessary medications (e.g. Epipen, insulin, etc.)

  • Personal hand sanitizer

  • Masks/ Facial coverings are not required, but we encourage you to wear one if you are comfortable doing so.

General Guidelines for Volunteers Regarding COVID-19:

Our number one priority will always be the safety of our volunteers and event participants.

DO NOT attempt to volunteer if you have:

  • Experienced symptoms that could be related to COVID-19 in the last 14 days.

  • Feel ill or sick in any way, regardless of symptoms.

DO ask about any risk that may be associated with the trail work and DO NOT take part if you are uncomfortable with the level of risk.

Please consult the CDC website “Symptoms of Coronavirus” on the day of your participation. The following link is updated by the CDC https://www.cdc.gov/coronavirus/2019-ncov/symptoms-testing/symptoms.html

Project Partners:

Mountain Bike the Tetons, Teton Basin Ranger District, Teton Valley Trails and Pathways

Sponsors:

Special thanks to Grand Targhee Resort, Peaked Sports, Kate’s Real Food, Give'r and New West Knife Works and Smartwool for supporting volunteer trail work.

PhotoGrid 1652912329464

TVTAP Logo