Trails are still melting out with most of Snow King open except for high on the ridge tops. Munger is your next best bet with just a few lingering snow patches. Teton Pass still needs some more time although the Parallel Trail is dry and riding nice. With rain in the forecast for the weekend check http://www.wrh.noaa.gov/mesowest/getobext.php?wfo=mso&sid=D0413&num=168&raw=0&dbn=m&banner=header and look for the Precip 24 hour total. When this goes over 0.3 inches that is when the trails get muddy and you should avoid them until they get a good dose of sunshine to dry them out. Have a great weekend and come say hi at the bike swap tomorrow at The Hub!
(Jackson, Wyo.) – The Jackson Ranger District of the Bridger-Teton National Forest is hosting a public workshop on Wednesday, October 14, from 5:30 – 7:30 pm at the Teton County Library to discuss options to improve dog owner responsibility within the Jackson area of the National Forest.
This workshop is part of the Forest Service continuing effort to address the concerns that were brought up by the public with regard to dog waste and dog control, particularly within heavily used areas near town such as Cache Creek and Teton Pass.
The Forest recognizes the special bond people have with their pets and the value of opportunities for people to recreate in the outdoors with their companion. The Forest also recognizes that there are limited areas where dogs are permitted, especially off-leash, and the National Forest offers many of the available opportunities. At the same time, the increase in the number of people recreating with dogs means that owners have a much higher responsibility to control their dog(s) and pick up waste. Educational efforts alone are no longer sufficient to meet the Forest’s obligation to ensure public health and safety, wildlife protection, and clean water. Thus, the Forest is asking for the public’s help to come together and focus on various options to improve dog owner responsibility into the future.
More information about the options to be discussed will be announced in October. There is no RSVP required, but due to the location of the workshop, space might be limited and the forest service. encourage those interested to arrive promptly.
For more information, contact the Supervisors Office at (307) 739-5565 or visit the websitewww.fs.usda.gov/btnf/.