Trail work moves over to Elwell
Did you know that if you turn off all the lights and type by the light of your laptop that your screen will attract flies, beetles, and all forms of insects? It's true... and is happening right now... and since it's the mountains, the bugs are seriously gigantic. Trail Update: The Smith Lake trail is done and our crew has moved on to the next project which is the creation of multiple switch backs coming off the back side of Elwell. The old(current) trail there is steep, unsustainable, and turns into a river when wet, so these switch backs will be a nice improvement once completed. We've finished brushing on the new section and 3 of the switch backs have been constructed. Our crew will continue work on this section until the snow falls and we'll be working here the Sunday of the Epic weekend with as many volunteers as we can muster. On the team note, Carroll has temporarily left us to go off to school for the fall(we miss you Carroll!). However, Cosmo, the SBTS Spiritual Leader has stepped up to take a larger role to fill Carroll's place. In addition to giving sage guidance, Cosmo practices his spirituality by levitating boulders into place. I joined Cosmo, Little Brad, and Max this week for 4 days of trail work and a proper camp out. Reality check: trail work is a lot harder when you do it more than one day. I would like to give a personal salute to our guys for doing such a great job day in and day out, because it isn't easy. You guys are strong and awesome. I would also like to give a shout out to the Gray Eagle lodge for their continued support throughout the summer. The lodge is at the bottom of the Smith Lake trail, so the crew frequents the establishment on the regular. Bret, the owner of the Gray Eagle lodge has taken care of our crew all summer and been a huge SBTS supporter all around. Thanks for all the soup, margaritas, and beers after a long day.... they sure do make it all worth while. Come to the Epic to get see all the excitement going on at Smith Lake and take part in the creation of this new and improved trail system.
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