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Hitch 4, 2019 (July 8- July 17)

Crew 1- Medicine Bow Routt National Forest- Trails 

Sponsored by: United States Forest Service 

This crew spent their hitch clearing 17.5 miles of trail in the Sierra Madres. The work consisted of logging out 910 trees with chainsaws and 113 trees with crosscut. The trails covered both wilderness and non-wilderness areas.

For the crews educational portion they learned more about crosscutting and took a hike through wilderness.

On the crews off day they ended up working on the green mountain falls trail before heading to Saratoga for a soak in the hot springs.

All said and done:

  • 17.5 Miles of Trail Cleared
  • 910 Trees Cleared with Chainsaws
  • 113 Trees Cleared with Crosscut

Crew 2- Hot Springs State Park- Buck-n-Rail

Sponsored by: Wyoming State Parks 

During this crews time in the field they built 1500 feet of buck-n-rail fence around the buffalo pasture at Hot Springs State Park. They built around 200 bucks for the fence and also hauled out all the old materials from the broken fence.

For the crews educational component they traveled to Legend Rock State Park where they got a guided tour of the ancient petroglyph site.

On the crews off day they went to Boisen State Park to swim and escape the heat, before visiting the Dinosaur Museum in Thermopolis.

All said and done:

  • 1504 Feet of Buck-n-Rail Built
  • 200 Bucks Constructed

Crew 3- Medicine Bow Route National Forest- Trails 

Sponsored by: United States Forest Service 

This crew spent their hitch clearing 14 miles of trail in the Sierra Madres. The work consisted of logging out 800 trees with chainsaws and 80 trees with crosscut. The trails covered both wilderness and non-wilderness areas.

For the crews educational portion they learned more about crosscutting and took a hike through wilderness.

On the crews off day they headed to Saratoga for a soak in the hot springs.

All said and done:

  • 14 Miles of Trail Cleared
  • 800 Trees Cleared with Chainsaws
  • 80 Trees Cleared with Crosscut

Veterans Trail Crew- Curt Gowdy State Park- Trails 

Sponsored by: Wyoming State Parks 

During the Veterans time in Curt Gowdy they built 2 new reroute and alternator route trails. A majority of their time was spent rehabilitating trails. They put in more than 300 feet of tread armor; 10 berms; 12 rock walls; over 3 miles of tread widening; vegetation removal; 100 feet of turnpike on new trail.

For the crews education day they went mountain biking and went to the archery range.

For the crews day off they hung out around camp and went hiking!

All said and done:

  • 300 Feet of Tread Armoring
  • 10 Berms Built
  • 12 Rock Walls Constructed
  • 3 Miles of Tread Widening
  • 100 Foot Turnpike Built

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