BVTS Events for 2022

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2022 Trail Survey Results
Help us open the trails sooner by reporting trail issues you come across while out hiking or biking during the month of May

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Bear Valley to Silvertip Campground Trail

Current Status:  No reports yet.

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Silvertip Campground to Lake Alpine Trail

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Lake Alpine Bypass Trail - North segment (above cabins)

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Lake Alpine Loop Trail - Three Creeks segment

Current Status: All clear but could use a raking - just a bit of snow where it joins the trail to Duck Lake

Survey Results: Surveyed on 5/22 by Mike C.

Details to follow: Most clear except for a bit of snow, found 3 trees down along this segment. Could use a good raking.

 

Resolutions: Logged out by Mike C.

Details to follow: Removed 3 logs over trail.  Could use a bit of raking, but otherwise clear.

 

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

Current Status:  No reports yet.

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

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Rings Trail (lower)

Current Status:  Surveyed 5/20 by Jeff W. and 5/22 by Mike S. - Clear

Survey Results:

Details to follow: Mostly clear with one tree down just past first small creek (now cleared), another further down (cleared). Some snow still in trees. 

 

Resolutions: Clear of trees and  debris

Details to follow: Used rake and shovel to clean up entire trail from 207 to Power Line.  Two down trees, one was too large for my handsaw but cleared the other.  Larger tree later cleared by Mike S. along with more raking and drain clearing.

 

Oddenn Trail (Upper Rings)

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Lower Woodchuck Basin Trail  (Woodchuck basin to Three Creeks)

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Powerline Trail

Current Status:  Surveyed 5/20 by Jeff W. - Clear

Survey Results: 

Details to follow: Mostly clear with few quick repairs.

 

Resolutions:

Details to follow: Used rake and shovel and traveled entire length of Power Line from Rings to Granite Slab.  Cleaned up what was needed.

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

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Upper Tamarack Trail (aka:  AT&T Trail)

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Lower Tamarack Trail

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Cape Horn Trail

Current Status:  Surveyed 5/23/22 - Mostly clear except for snow in trees.

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Details to follow: Logs down over trail, but have now been cleared.  Still some snow and a possible tree hidden under the snow to be cleared later.

Resolutions:

Details to follow: Logged out by Jim Bushman. cleared.

 

Lodgepole Trail (Highway 207 to campground)

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Elephant Rock Lake Trail

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Mosquito Lake to Pacific Valley Trail

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Rodeo Clown Trail

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Cow Camp Trail

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Granite Slab Trail - 

Current Status:  Surveyed 5/20 by Jeff W. - Clear

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Emigrant Trail

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Upper and Lower Loki Trail plus Thor Trail

Current Status: Reported 5/18/22

Survey Results: by Jeff W.

Details to follow: Large tree down toward bottom of Loki/Thor intersestion.  

 

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Details to follow: Made re-route around large tree down at Loki/Thor intersection.  Too big to saw.

 

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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