hiking trail maintenance - national trails day - June 1, 2013
This year National Trails Day project is building a trail that links the new Bonneville Shoreline trail section to a higher section of the Mount Olympus trail. Completion of this link will provide the opportunity for a scenic loop hike. In addition to the trail work, some participants will have the opportunity to do trash pick up and invasive weed control. Participants need to register at the Public Lands Information Center (PLIC). This can be accomplished by email: firstname.lastname@example.org ; telephone: 801-466-6441; or in person at the PLIC : PLIC, REI Store, 3285 East 3300 South, Salt Lake City, Utah 84109. The event caps at 100 participants. The registration closes on Thursday May 30 at 5:00 pm. On the event day, participants should meet at the 6200 South and Wasatch Park and Ride at around 7:30 am. The plan is to shuttle the participants to the work site. A light breakfast and lunch will be offered. The plan is to finish work at around noon, hike to the trailhead, eat lunch and shuttle back to the park and ride. This is an opportunity to work with other groups on a very worthwhile task. This project is supported by the Cottonwood Canyons Foundation, U.S. Forest service, WASATCH MOUNTAIN CLUB, Salt Lake County, Salt Lake City, the Bonneville Shoreline Trail Committee, and the Wasatch Watershed Legacy Partnership. Participants should wear long pants, boots or other sturdy footwear and work gloves. Please bring water bottle, rain gear, sunscreen, and hat.
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