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 BVTS Events for 2023 

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Current Trail Condition Reports Below

 

2023 Trail Work Schedule

All Volunteers are welcome to join along with friends and family.  Tools will be provided along with a quick safety briefing and afterward, a "Trail Workers Lunch"  Details below.

 

July 22nd - Logging Assist Day.  Help clear trails after tree cuts by raking, moving branches and, for the more energetic, rolling out tree rounds.  Volunteers welcome.  Details to follow soon.  Join our "no spam" mailing list for up-to-date information.

 

August 12th - Divide and Conquer Day - Groups will divide onto several local trails to repair erosion damage, and clean up tread with rakes and loppers. Details Below.

 

September 2nd - CANCELLED - Help carve out some new trail sections and re-route some old trails to improve them.

 

September 23rd - Last Trail Work Day This Season -

 - This will be our last trail work day of this 2023 season. Join us and bring friends and family for work, followed by a complimentary lunch.

 

October 14th - “Thank You Volunteers" Event / OctoberFest"

Next Volunteer Trail Work Event
Saturday, September 23rd- Finish any last parts of trail work on this final work day of the '23 season.  Join us!
(followed by a 
complimentary trail workers lunch)

JOIN US: for a work morning to help finish several local trails.  ​Volunteers will divide into several small groups and add improvements, such as re-routes and go-arounds on several local trails. Others will help extend a new trail.  This work will involve some light logging of trees that have recently fallen, raking, lopping branches and ​adding a few drains to prevent erosion​.

WHO- Bring friends and family, as there are working levels for everyone. Come out and help ​us improve a couple existing trails and add to a new one!

MEET - at the BV Adventure Company, ​(the gas station) at 8:30am for registration, a short introduction and tool safety briefing. From there we will divide up and car pool to the job sites. We usually ​finish ​around noon and return for a complimentary trail workers lunch sponsored by the Bear Valley Trail Stewardship and BVAC, with good food, good friends and of course, refreshments for young and adults​.  And, don't forget the swag drawing!

NOTE- Please park in the lot near the frisbee golf course so we don't crowd BVAC parking.

WHAT TO BRING-  Don’t forget gloves, hat, sunscreen, along with sturdy shoes, water and snacks. Many tools will be provided, but may be in short supply, so if you have your own. Be sure to mark all tools with your name.

 

2023 Trail Issues/Repairs

If you go out hiking and find a tree down over the trail or find other issues that need our attention, please report that on the link button below so BVTS can make the necessary repairs to get out local trails open quickly.

Warning - Trail reports below are not currently accurate

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Bear Valley to Silvertip Campground Trail

Current Status:  Trail Cleared of logs over trail.  Maintenance still needed

Survey Results: 

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Resolutions: Logged out by 

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Silvertip Campground to Lake Alpine Trail

Current Status: Still covered in down trees and snow piles

Survey Results: JoAnn B. 7/16/23

Details to follow:  Several trees down and LOTS of snow in piles across trail

Resolutions:

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Lake Alpine Bypass Trail - North segment (above cabins)

Current Status: No report yet

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Lake Alpine Loop Trail - Three Creeks segment

Current Status: No report yet

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Lake Alpine Loop - South segment (Duck Lake Trail to Dam)

Current Status:  No report yet

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Lake Alpine Loop - Dam to spillway & beyond (West end Month Trail)

Current Status: Too much snow left to tackle 

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Rings Trail (lower)

Current Status: Lower 1/3 cleared, upper part has many trees down cleared, but lot

Survey Results:  Gary B. 7/15/23

Details: Almost 20 trees down over trail between Hwy 207 and campground.  Lots of raking needs to be done

 

Resolutions: Kenny 7/17/23

 Details: Lower 1/3 portion of Rings has been logged out.  Raking is still needed

Oddenn Trail (Upper Rings)

Current Status: No report yet

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Lower Woodchuck Basin Trail  (Woodchuck basin to Three Creeks)

Current Status:  No report yet

Survey Results: 5/23/22 by Mike Cooke

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Powerline Trail

Current Status:  No report yet

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Elusive Trail (Corral Hollow Ridge down to Corral Hollow OHV Road)

Current Status: Lower portion cleared and raked, upper portion rideable, but 3 trees down and lots of raking needed

Survey Results: Jim B., Peter D., Gary B. 7/16/23

Details: Lower portion has some trees down and lots of raking needed. Upper section still has 3 trees down and lots of raking needed

Resolutions: Jim B. and Peter D. 

Details: Logged out and raked lower Rings. to perfection.  

Upper Tamarack Trail (aka:  AT&T Trail)

Current Status: Reported as clear  

Survey Results: 7/17 Paul P.

Details: Reported as clear 

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Lower Tamarack Trail

Current Status:   No report yet

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Cape Horn Trail

Current Status:  No report yet

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Lodgepole Trail (Highway 207 to campground)

Current Status: No report yet

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Elephant Rock Lake Trail

Current Status: No report yet

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Mosquito Lake to Pacific Valley Trail

Current Status: No report yet

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Rodeo Clown Trail

Current Status: No report yet

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Cow Camp Trail

Current Status: Clear  No report yet

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Granite Slab Trail - 

 Current Status:  Clear and rideable

Survey Results: Gary B. 7/15/23  

Details: All clear with no issues.

 

Resolutions: No work needed

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Emigrant Trail - From Hwy 4 to Slick Rock Road

Current Status: No report yet

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Upper and Lower Loki Trail plus Thor Trail

Current Status: Clear  No report yet

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Osborne Ridge Trail 

Current Status: Logged out and clear, but raking needed

Survey Results: Paul P. 7/17/23 

Details: Reported as clear

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Wolfe-Bray Trail

Current Status: No report yet

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Connector Trail from Cape Horn to Woodchuck

Current Status: No report yet

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Past Trail Work Events

Trail Events from 2019 and later

(archived)

"Elusive Trail"

 

Trail Work Day with

BVTS volunteers

-Saturday, September 7th-

Come and join us for a Trail Work Event, combined with a hike (almost all downhill), that starts at the top of the Ski Area.  We will carpool to this drop-off point which has some fantastic views, so if you have a pack, bring your camera!  We will hike with light-work for 1 mile down the Corral Hollow ridge to the trailhead. 

(click on map for a larger view). 

 

TRAIL WORK: The Elusive Trail is 1.5 miles long and needs some logs removed, a few minor re-routes and some drainage and tread repairs.  At the end of this trail, there is a 1 mile hike down the Corral Hollow OHV Route to Highway 4 and BV.  All together, this combined work/walk is 3.5 miles, (again downhill), from the top of the Ski Area (drop off point), to BV at Highway 4.

 

MEET at the Bear Valley Adventure Company at 8:30 am where we will have a quick tool safety briefing, then car pool to the top-of-the-world.

 

BRING water, snacks, gloves wear long pants, long sleeve shirts and don't forget a hat.  Tools will be provided to all those who do not have their own, but if you have a favorite, please bring it along. 

 

For more details, see: BearValleyTrails.Org for the latest information and more

or email Mike@bearValleyTrails.Org

(archived)

"Lake Alpine Loop"

Trail Work Day with

BVTS volunteers

-Saturday, August 24th-

Last Saturday (8/24), 22 volunteers came out to help build the new (reclaimed) trail from Woodchuck Basin to Lake Alpine.  Great progress was made and the build was completed to about 2/3rds of the way up. A big thanks to Sierra Nevada Brewery for bringing in 12 volunteers from the Sierra Nevada Ale for Trails Project to help out and to the other 20 local volunteers who came out to help.  We will make a serious attempt to complete the trail on Saturday (8/3).

Pictures of the event available HERE

(archived)

"Ales for Trails"

Trail Work Day with

Sierra Nevada Brewery volunteers

and BVTS volunteers

-Saturday, August 3rd-

On Saturday (8/3), 32 volunteers came out to help build the new (reclaimed) trail from Woodchuck Basin to Lake Alpine.  Great progress was made and the build was completed to about 2/3rds of the way up. A big thanks to Sierra Nevada Brewery for bringing in 12 volunteers from the Sierra Nevada Ale for Trails Project to help out and to the other 20 local volunteers who came out to help.  We will make a serious attempt to complete the trail on Saturday (8/3).

Pictures of the event available HERE

(archived)

"Open the Trails"

Trail Work Day

Saturday - June 29th

 

First Trail Work Event - Saturday, June 29th

32 volunteers stepped up to open our local trails!

 

Our first official trail work day of the season was our biggest yet!  Thirty two volunteers showed up to help work on 4 of our main local trails.  After a brief welcome and safety briefing by USFS, we divided into three groups and headed out for a few hours of trail work.  Some folks hit the Upper Tamarack Trail from both ends.  After opening drains, removing downed trees and debree, they event found time to start onto the Lower Tamarack Trail and got the first portion of that cleared as well. These may 

 

involve the ATT trail between B

Center at 8:30am and car pool to the work sights.  Another group worked on the top half of the Silvertip to BV trail, loggin downed trees, filling erosion trenches and creating new drains.  After that, they even found time to work on the start of the Lower Rings Trail from Hwy 207 to the first creek.  Other groups did similar work on the Emigrant Trail, the lower half of Silvertip to BV trail and then came into town and worked on clearing the trail below Granite Slab.  

 

Overall it was one of our best trail work days and a great start to a new summer trail season.  

(archived)

USFS Chain Saw Class

USFS Chain Saw Certification Class

Saturday, June 22nd

 

David McCrea with the FS is scheduling the BVTS chain saw certification class for June 22 at the FS station in Dorrington at 10:00 am. The class will take most of the day so bring lunch. The class covers the mechanics of a chain saw, chain saw safety and proper chain saw use techniques. Participants need to wear long pants, ankle high (8 - inches) boots preferably leather, long sleeve shirt and eye protection.  If your have leather gloves, hard hat and sawer's chaps please bring them.  In order to get your certificate you must present proof of currant first aid and CPR training. The sawer's certification will allow you to operate a chain saw in the National Forest to remove downed trees blocking our trails, brushing and to drop small trees that pose a safety risk to trail users.  Dropping large trees is not covered by the class and certificate.  We report the larger trees to the FS for them to remove.

 No cost. 


If you are interested in taking this class please contact Mike Cooke at mike.cooke@bearvalleytrails.org

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