Oregon Gulch Repairs

Mike and Chris Keenan enjoying a holey night.

Gaining ground is the name of the game when it comes to servicing the backlog of needed maintenance on area trails. Volunteers Chris Keenan, Mike Keenan, and Laurie Leman made some headway recently by working on damaged facilities at the Oregon Gulch Trailhead.

On Thursday, August 23rd they repaired the trailhead’s horse hitch-rack and a nearby footbridge. The also installed a new post for the ERC’s PUP Program sign and doggie waste bag-dispenser. Additionally, the volunteers dismantled the trailhead’s old kiosk, which was in disrepair. Look for a new kiosk at the site in the coming weeks, to be installed by the Ketchum Ranger District.

Trails that are outsloped too much are not easy to tread.

The next BCRD Adopt-A-Trail Night is Tuesday, Sept. 11 from 5:30 to 7:30 p.m. meeting at the Greenhorn Trailhead. We will work on the low portion of the Greenhorn Trail, between its low connection with the Imperial Trail, and its intersection with the Cowhorn and Mahoney trails. In one place the trail is excessively outlsloped. We will correct that situation.

Come lend a hand if you can.

Tools and instruction will be provided. All are welcome, and everyone who can lend a hand is encouraged to come and join in the fun. Food and beverages will be served afterwards.

Thank you to out Adopt-A-Trail Night Sponsors: The BCRD, Sawtooth Brewery, CLIF Bars. For more information about volunteering check out the BCRD Summer TraiLink site’s Volunteer Info page.