Crew 1- Pilot Hill 

Sponsored by: The Pilot Hill Project 

While working on Pilot Hill, Crew 1 worked alongside Crew 2 and 4 to aid in the construction of new trails. Crew 1 began by clearing the trail corridor of vegitation and rocks to expose mineral soil for the trail tread. Crew 1 worked meticulously to groom, flatten, and grade the trail for multi-use trail purposes. Also, Crew 1 worked to construct tread and edge armoring, as well as retaining walls to ensure a sustainable trail.  

For their day off, Crew 1 headed over to Cheyenne to check out the Wyoming State Musuem and Botanical Gardens. Afterwards they went shopping and enjoyed a meal out. 

All Said and Done: 

  • 1 miles of new trail constructed 
  • .25 miles of trail corridor brushed and cleared 
  • .25 miles of buck and rail fence installed 
  • 5 rock retaining walls constructed 

Crew 2- Pilot Hill 

Sponsored by: The Pilot Hill Project 

While out working on Pilot Hill, Crew 2 began construction on two new trails for the new Pilot Hill Trail System. After a few days of cutting in new trails, VTC, Crew 2, and Crew 4 teamed up to finish the trail loop connector. After the trail loop was finished Crew 2 built one retaining wall and began Quality Control on the whole trail. In addition to the trail work, Crew 2 finished up a small section of Buck and Rail Fence along the southern boundary of Pilot Hill. 

On their day off, Crew 2 enjoyed some nice warm showers, then headed up to the Snowy Range where they took in the views and played in the snow. After their fun in the snow, Crew 2 headed over to Saratoga where they warmed back up in the Community Hot Springs. 

All Said and Done: 

  • .75 miles of new trail constructed 

Crew 3- Pilot Hill 

Sponsored by: The Pilot Hill Project  

Work on Pilot Hill began for Crew 3 by cutting in new sections of trail alongside the other crews. Crew 3 spent a good portion of their time constructing a number of rock features along the new sections of trail. Crew 3 built a number of retaining walls, rock bridges, edge armoring, and tread armoring to ensure the longevity of the trail. After the trail work and rock work was completed, Crew 3 began quality control along the new trail. 

For their day off, Crew 3 was able to get some well need showers before heading to Cheyenne to enjoy their day off. Crew 3 spent the afternoon shopping for new personal gear then eventually headed over to enjoy a few games of bowling before heading back to camp. 

All Said and Done: 

  • 1 mile of new trail constructed 
  • .25 mile of buck and rail fence installed 
  • 5 rock retaining walls constructed  
  • 60 ft of tread armoring 

Crew 4- Pilot Hill 

Sponsored by: The Pilot Hill Project  

Hitch 1 for Crew 4 began by clearing vegitation for new trails on Pilot Hill. Crew 4 spent much of their time working alongside the Veterans Trail Crew to construct rock walls, edge armoring, and tread armoring. Also, while working alongside the Veterans Trail Crew, Crew 4 constructed a new trail near the lower portions of Pilot Hill. After a few days of cutting in new trail, Crew 4 conducted quality control along the new sections of trail.  

On their well needed day off, Crew 4 headed over to Cheyenne where they went and toured the Wyoming State Musuem. After the museum, they headed on over to Frontier Mall where they did some shopping and enjoyed lunch.  

All Said and Done:

  • .75 mile of new trail constructed 
  • 3 rock retaining walls built 
  • .25 miles of buck and rail installed 

Veterans Trail Crew (VTC)- Pilot Hill 

Sponsored by: The Pilot Hill Project 

During their time on Pilot Hill, The Veterans Trail Crew constructed a number of different rock features that ranged from edge armoring and tread armoring to retaining walls and a large rock bridge. Additionally, the VTC worked alongside Crew 4 and Crew 2 to help in the construction of two new trails on Pilot Hill. After completing trail construction, the VTC conducted Quality Control along the new trails and installed 4 Gaibien Sign Posts along different trail junctions. 

For their day off, the VTC was able to get some well needed showers and traveled to Centennial, Wy. While in Centennial, they got to enjoy ice cream from Country Junction as they went on to explore more of Med-Bow National Forest. 

All Said and Done: 

  • 1.50 miles of trail corridor brushed and cleared 
  • 1 mile of new trail constructed 
  • .10 miles of edge and tread armoring  
  • 4 Gaibien Sign Posts installed 


This AmeriCorps program is made possible through a generous grant from
ServeWyoming

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