Orientation 2015 – Curt Gowdy State Park was a big success thanks to all the leadership of our crew leaders and our fantastic crew members! Our members learned new skills such as bucking and limbing with our chainsaws, how to build International Mountain Biking Association (IMBA) standard single track trail tread, rock retaining walls, and four strand high tinsel wildlife friendly fencing.We were even honored with the task of refurbishing the tread for the big Gowdy Grinder that weekend. A big thanks to Paul Gritten with Wyoming State Parks, Curt Gowdy State Park for hosting us, and Mindy Meade from Partners for Fish and Wildlife – US Fish and Wildlife Service for helping put our orientation trainings together.

These are some highlights from Orientation:

Jim showing our leaders how to pose with chainsaws
Jim showing our leaders how to pose with chainsaws
Ryan telling the group a story about a pig around the campfire
Ryan telling the group a story about a pig around the campfire
Paul Gritten teaching the crews about his IMBA standards before they head out for the trail
Paul Gritten teaching the crews about his IMBA standards before they head out for the trail
Chainsaw cleaning party
Chainsaw cleaning party
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Teams of two carrying the barb wire to the next H-Brace
Tent City for our crew members
Tent City for our crew members
Evan, Jim, and Patrick posing for a family portrait.
Patrick, Evan, and Jim posing for a family portrait.

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