You may have noticed some trail names and junctions changing in Cache Creek this summer. This is part of a larger signage project Friends of Pathways is working on with the Bridger-Teton National Forest. One of the first parts of the process was to simplify trail names, especially connector trails, and to consolidate dog leg trail junctions into simple 4 way junctions. With help from volunteers from STIO and Lillard Flyfishing over last weekend we were able to finish one of these reroutes on the Ferrins/Hagen/River trail junction. If you take a look at the map above you can see the old names and alignment and the new, the main difference being bringing the River to Hagen Connector Trail and the Tiny Hagen trail together at 1 junction and renaming all of this the Ferrin’s Trail. We did this for 2 reasons, one being the surplus of trails with Hagen in the name (Hagen, Hagen Highway, Hagen River, Tiny Hagen) and the other being that Ferrins is one of the more popular trails and finding it was difficult as it used to start miles up from the trailhead through a combination of junctions. So get out for a hike or bike and try out the “new” 3.36 mile Ferrin’s Trail.
Back By Popular Belly Demand!
Teton Food Tour 2016 is coming! Mark your calendars for August 21, 1-5pm. Make an entire afternoon-into-evening of it and stay for Teton Village’s Concert on the Commons featuring The Fruit Bats!
Teton Food Tour, brought to you by Aspen’s Market, Spackman & Associates and Teton Village Association, features our pathways system, local food and open space from R Park to Teton Village at the base of Jackson Hole Mountain Resort. Leisurely, cruise the 6- mile pathway along the Moose-Wilson Road, while stopping along the way to enjoy small plates, artists, music and open space.
Organized by Friends of Pathways and Slow Food in the Tetons
The Friends of Pathways Youth Trail Crew has been hard at work this summer on projects on around the Bridge-Teton National Forest. They have installed several dozen rock steps and drainage features on Josie’s Ridge and the Woods Canyon trails, built the new Nelson Knoll trail and installed a new bench at the overlook, improved the Ski Lake trail above the lake to the ridge line, dug parts of the new Skyline Trail, pulled weeds in Game Creek, mapped weeds and trail problems on the East Table Creek trail, moved several tons of gravel to turnpikes on the Big Rocks trail, and cleaned hundreds of drainage features and improved line of sight on almost all of the trails in the front country system. A big thanks to them for their hard work and to Mountain Khakis for supplying them all with uniforms for the summer. Look for them out on the trails!
FOLLOW THE YOUTH TRAIL CREW! @FriendsOfPathways on Instragram We’ll Be Taking An In-Depth Look at the #YouthTrailCrew During Their Last Week of the Summer!
2 Miles of the Skyline Trail are Finished! To date we have had 159 volunteers and 38 dedicated trail crew members from FOP, the BTNF, SCA, and MCC help to build the trail. The Montana Conservation Corp is currently camped on the ridge and will be building the middle section over the next 5 weeks. The BTNF and FOP Youth Crew cleared the first 1.5 miles from the Cache Game divide this week and the local crew from DIRT will begin building from the eastern end of the trail next week. Thanks to everyone who has donated time, money, and sweat equity to this project, it is great to see the community come together and invest in a trail that can be enjoyed by all for years to come. Get out this weekend and explore the new views and wildflowers on the Skyline Trail.
BUY YOUR RAFFLE TICKETS BECAUSE AT $5/ POP, YOU MAY JUST BE BRINGING HOME THE BACON IN SUPPORT OF JACKSON HOLE’S LATEST, GREATEST AND MOST MAGNIFICENT MULTI-USE TRAIL!
Did Somebody Say Specialized Mountain Bike From Hoback Sports?
Burley: Bike Trailer – For the burley biker who wants to bring the whole family (or fur family) along for the ride!
Dakine: Backpacks, Duffle Bag, Messenger Bag – So you can travel to work, the trails, or the ends of the earth in style.
EcoTour Adventures: Gift Certificate for Two Adult Half Day Grand Teton National Park Tour – Explore all the nooks and crannies of GTNP with an expert guide.
GoPro: Hero 4 – Because there is a hero in all of us
Hoback Sports: Specialized Mountain Bike – the Rockhopper or Jett Sport 29
Hotel Terra: One night stay – Take advantage of all Teton Village has to offer or stay in and indulge in the luxurious amenities at Hotel Terra.
Jackson Hole Center for the Arts: 2 Center Presents Tickets – Take advantage of one of the jewels in Jackson’s Hole’s crown…live music, theater, and dance in a gorgeous space.
Jackson Hole Mountain Resort: 7-day Ski Pass Winter 2016-17 – Ski the big one for a whole week
Skyline Camelback – Hydrate and bring all the tools you need for a day on the trails all in one pack.
Mountains of Groceries: $100 Gift Certificate for Home Delivery – Enjoy having your custom grocery order delivered to your door. No lines, No hassles!
Mountainsmith: Cavern Backpack – Urban sensibility, Modern accessibility. Ride your bike to work or school with this modern satchel. Fit your laptop, tablet, cell phone and notes all in an easy access pack.
Outdoor Research: Jacket
Patagonia: Dirt Craft Shorts for Men and Women- Bike shorts that will add comfort, style, and durability to your ride.
Dirt Craft Jackets for Men and Women- Lightweight, water repellent softshell with stretch and durability.
Houdini Jackets for Men and Women- Versatile, lightweight, and easy to pack shell…perfect for trail runners, hikers and bikers alike. When in Jackson, always be prepared!
Trucker Hats- Stay cool whether you’re in the shade or not.
Princeton Tec: Headlamp
Rex Specs: Dog Specs – keep your best friend protected and looking cool.
Rinsekit: Boex Portable Outdoor Shower-$100 Value
Scott USA: Helmets, Pads and Sunnies
Nino Schurter signed World Mountain Bike Tour Jersey
Snow king Resort: the Town Hill that puts all the others to shame.
125 Lift passes
4 Big King Passes
King’s Grill Gift Card
Stio: Jackets & Layers
Teton Mountain Lodge: One night stay- $350 Value
Teton Pines: Two Rounds of Golf – FORE!
Turpin Meadow Ranch: 3 Course Tasting Menu for 2 (alcohol not included) – a feast for the eyes and soul. See what’s cooking at one of the valley’s best kept secrets.
Yakima: HoldUp Hitch Racks- Easily transport your bikes from house to trail….and bring a friend!
BUY TICKETS TO THE TGR’s unReal at the Jackson Hole Center for the Arts || RAFFLE Tickets Available at The Hub
Hot off the Pathways Press – Exciting News for the entire community.
FOR IMMEDIATE RELEASE: April 19, 2016
Contacts: Katherine Dowson, firstname.lastname@example.org
Kathryn Brackenridge, email@example.com
Friends of Pathways Announces Evolved Mission Statement Based in Founding Principals and Broadened to Support New Efforts
Jackson, WY – Friends of Pathways announces an evolution of its mission statement. This new directive, “supporting a vibrant community by promoting sustainable transportation and healthy recreation in Jackson Hole,” reflects growing community priorities for decreasing traffic congestion and augmenting modes of healthy and planet-friendly travel.
Whether enjoying the community pathways system, a trail up Cache Creek, or a Start Bus, FOP wants to make it easier for people to enjoy life in Jackson Hole without the daily need for a car. Central to the enhanced mission rests a priority to help community and elected officials realize their goals of decreasing traffic congestion by implementing innovative solutions for transit and active transportation.
“The mission statement addendum comes at an exciting time for Friends of Pathways. With the imminent completion of Path22 and other milestones that have contributed to a sustainable trails and pathways network, it’s a good time to take the foundations of the organization to the next level” offers Executive Director Katherine Dowson. “Our new mission still encompasses trails and pathways while recognizing the important role that sustainable transportation and healthy recreation play in our community and quality of life,” notes Dowson.
This summer, Friends of Pathways will pursue its mission with the Commuter Choice Challenge, Skyline Trail construction and other trail projects, and work to develop a permanent Bike Share program. “As Jackson Hole continues to grow and prosper, it is essential to continually assess success, keep momentum and answer the call to promoting vibrancy, health and sustainability” notes Board President Greg Epstein. FOP has long-asked residents to ‘Be Today’s Solution,’ by making choices that encourage a healthy community and environment. Sustainable transportation, or more specifically, modes of travel that increase mobility while decreasing impacts on roads, wildlife, and citizens, are a part of that solution and will continue to play a pivotal role in Jackson’s character and future.
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Friends of Pathways supports a vibrant community by promoting sustainable transportation and healthy recreation in Jackson Hole.