Crew 1- Pilot Hill 

Sponsored by: The Pilot Hill Project 

For Hitch 2, Crew 1 headed back to Pilot Hill where they began working alongside the Veterans Trail Crew to help construct a massive rock bridge across a ravine. After a few days of moving rocks for the bridge and edge armoring along the trail, Crew 1 finally began digging in new trail. For most of Hitch 2, Crew 1 moved and placed rocks for retaining walls and edge armor.  

For their Education Day, all crews were visited by representatives from The Pilot Hill Project, where they discussed the inner workings of The Pilot Hill Project and other careers in conservation. 

On their day off Crew 1 headed over to the Jelm Observatory to take in some nice views before joining up with the other crews at North Crow Reservoir to enjoy a day of paddling.  

All Said and Done: 

  • .25 miles of trail corridor brushed and cleared 
  • 1 miles of new trail constructed  
  • 6 rock retaining walls built 
  • 1 rock bridge constructed  

Crew 2- Pilot Hil

Sponsored by: The Pilot Hill Project 

Crew 2 started off Hitch 2 back on Pilot Hill, where they assisted the other crews in the construction of new trails near the summit of Pilot Peak. Before trail construction could begin, Crew 2 conducted corridor clearing to make the trail more user friendly for Mountain Bikers and Horse Back riders. After the new trail corridor was cleared, Crew 1 began cutting in the new trail and built a number of rock features such as tread armoring and rock retaining walls.  

For their Education Day, all crews were visited by representatives from The Pilot Hill Project, where they discussed the inner workings of The Pilot Hill Project and other careers in conservation. 

For their day off, Crew 2 picked up paddleboards and kayaks from UW’s Outdoor Program and spent the day out on the water at North Crow Reservoir. Afterwards, the Crew headed over to Curt Gowdy State Park to get some well-deserved and well-earned showers before heading to Cheyenne to enjoy a meal out.  

All Said and Done: 

  • .75 miles of new trail constructed 
  • 3 rock retaining walls built 

Crew 3- Pilot Hill 

Sponsored by: The Pilot Hill Project 

For Hitch 2, Crew 3 was hard at work back on Pilot Hill. Much of Crew 3’s time on Pilot Hill was spent blazing in new trails for The Pilot Hill Project. After a few days of finishing trails up near the lower sections of Pilot Hill, Crew 3 headed towards Pilot Peak to finish tying in trails with the other crews. Crew 3 spent a decent amount of time moving rocks for constructing a number of retaining walls and tread armoring.  

For their Education Day, all crews were visited by representatives from The Pilot Hill Project, where they discussed the inner workings of The Pilot Hill Project and other careers in conservation. 

On their day off, Crew 3 had a lazy and restful morning before heading into Laramie to enjoy a meal out. Afterwards, the crew spent the afternoon canoeing around North Crow Reservoir with a few other crews. 

All Said and Done: 

  • .75 miles of new trail constructed  
  • 100 ft of tread armoring constructed.  

Crew 4- Pilot Hill 

Sponsored by: The Pilot Hill Project  

Crew 4 headed back out to Pilot Hill to join the rest of the crews, where they picked up where they left off, building more awesome trails! Crew 4 diligently worked their way up towards Pilot Peak by breaking ground for new trails. Along with cutting in new sections of trail, Crew 4 built tread armoring, edge armoring, and retaining walls along the trail to ensure a sustainable trail. After a few days, Crew 4 tied in with other crews to finish up work near the summit of Pilot Peak.  

For their Education Day, all crews were visited by representatives from The Pilot Hill Project, where they discussed the inner workings of The Pilot Hill Project and other careers in conservation.  

For their day off, Crew 4 headed over to Guernsey State Park where they toured the CCC Muesum, then headed down to spend the afternoon swimming and exploring the State Park. On their way back to camp, the crew stopped off in Cheyenne to enjoy a meal out. 

All Said and Done: 

  • .75mile of new trail constructed  
  • 4 rock retaining walls built 

Veterans Trail Crew (VTC)- Pilot Hill 

Sponsored by: The Pilot Hill Project 

The Veterans Trail Crew was hard at work back on Pilot Hill for Hitch 2. The VTC began their hitch by working alongside Crew 1 to construct a large rock bridge and tread armoring. After a few days of picking and moving large rocks, they began cutting in new trail. After a few days of cutting in trail, the VTC began clearing the corridor through an Aspen grove. The VTC diligently worked their way towards the summit of Pilot Peak alongside the other crews.  

For their Education Day, all crews were visited by representatives from The Pilot Hill Project, where they discussed the inner workings of The Pilot Hill Project and other careers in conservation. 

On their day off, the Veterans Trail Crew headed over to North Crow Reservoir to enjoy a day of canoeing with the other crews. Afterwards they headed into Laramie to enjoy a meal out at Sweet Melissas. 

All Said and Done: 

  • 1.25 miles of trail corridor brushed and cleared 
  • 1.25 miles of new trail constructed 
  • 5 rock retaining walls built 
  • 1 rock bridge built 


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

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