It looks like we will have some hero dirt for the July 4th weekend.  All of the trails are drying out after the rain this week and are in great shape.  The trail crew cleared the Skyline trail on Wednesday and cut 31 trees so everyone can enjoy a long adventure with great views on the ridge this weekend.  The crew also brushed Munger Mountain for better line of sight and respite going through the Aspen thickets.  They cleared a bunch of drains this week that were filling up with sediments from all the rain.  That is why these are so important to get water off of the trail so it doesn’t erode the tread.  Similarly the crew closed shortcuts on Ferrins and Sink or Swim where people are trying to take a straight line.  The natural swoop and grade reversals on the trails act as natural drainage points for water to flow off.  Please don’t short cut because you are lazy or trying to get a faster Strava time, and call out your friends if you see them doing the same.  Fun fact the newer trails like Ferrins and Arrow only have a few drains because they were designed to shed water.  However older trails like Ski Lake and Phillip’s Canyon have over a hundred drains each because they tend to be too steep and in a straight line down the slope.  Have fun, stay on the trails, and enjoy some good weather this weekend!

Find MBT’s trail report on Teton Valley here: