National Trails Day is just over a week away and we have some updates for you regarding our project scheduled for Saturday, June 6th at the Old Army Trail.
Earlier last week, Friends staff made a trip to the trail to gauge road and trail conditions. And, we were not disappointed!
The views were spectacular from the trail, with wildflowers in full bloom and bighorn rams just across the coulee, while the roads were also in great shape, from both the north and south.
However, maintenance of the trail is going to be an ongoing project for the Friends and the BLM due to fairly rough conditions. So Saturday’s work will focus solely on improving the trailhead and removing vegetation from only the first mile of trail.
Due to the trail’s current conditions, we are bumping the rating for the entire hike from moderate to strenuous, as there is a long steep climb that is largely overgrown with vegetation and offers very limited shade. But don’t let this deter you, the first mile of the trail is flat and easy and we will be encouraging everyone to hike at their own pace.
*If you are interested in attending please register by June 3rd by emailing firstname.lastname@example.org with the names of everyone in your party. This will ensure that you receive the most up-to-date information about the event.