That’s a wrap on Live PC Give PC 2023. With over 1000 donors raising more than $250,000 it was a record day. To all of you you contributed, thank you. We are humbled by your support and look forward to another 30 years of trails.
When: October, 17th at 3pm (**2:00pm if you want to ride the trail from the top)
Where: The ceremony will take place at the intersection of Seldom Seen and Gotcha Cutoff. https://maps.app.goo.gl/
What: The ceremonial opening of Park City’s next favorite trail, Seldom Seen. This 1.85-mile, intermediate, downhill directional, bike-only trail starts off Lower Spiro, below the Ham intersection and terminates at the junction of First Time Return and Jenni’s. This strategic alignment provides new, directional loop options. The trail provides a flowy and interactive riding experience, compatible with adaptive equipment and built to accommodate the impacts of heavy downhill traffic.
How: **Those who want to ride from the top of Seldom Seen, meet at First Time Lot and be ready to go at 2:00pm.
Those wanting a direct route to the ceremony location, please congregate at the “pin” provided above. To access this pin location by foot or bicycle you can follow the First-Time dirt Road from the First Time Parking Lot or take Jenni’s trail to the Gotcha Cutoff dirt road. After the celebration riders are welcome to “roll out” and enjoy the lower sections of the trail together.
Who: YOU! Everyone is welcome to join as we celebrate the folks who made this project possible, trail-builder Chase Smith, the MTF trail crew, the Utah Division of Outdoor Recreation, Rebecca Marriot Champion, and Park City Mountain/Vail Resorts who continue to provide land access for public trails.
From The Summit County Website
The 910 Ranch is one of the last contiguous mountain ranches privately held by a single landowner in western Summit County and the Snyderville Basin area. The ranch is home to an extraordinary variety of wildlife including birds, large mammals, and fish… and recreational opportunity.
While Summit County will obtain immediate control of the property, the area will remain private property until further notice to allow for comprehensive planning; accordingly, the County requests the public to respect the landowner’s private property and remain on East Canyon Road (NE Canyon Rd) while enjoying the area. Opportunities for public guided tours are forthcoming, but hunting will remain unlawful at all times.
In 1890, Thomas E. Jeremy Jr. started acquiring more than 22,000 acres for use as a family farm and sheep ranching operation. The land was owned and operated by the Jeremy family for four generations from 1860-1979. In 1977, 12,500 acres of the ranch were sold and developed into a championship golf course and residential neighborhood. “Jeremy Ranch” is now a household name among area residents with a clubhouse, an elementary school branded with the historic ranch name, and over 700 single-family homes and 1,000 condominiums.
The original Jeremy family homestead residence on East Canyon Rd., known as the Jeremy Ranch Stone Cabin, still resides on what is now known as the 910 Cattle Ranch, the remaining acreage from the original Jeremy Ranch footprint. This small stone cabin was was the original residence and used by the Jeremy family each summer while grazing sheep.
Different Name Same Great Game
The Trails & Open Space Department is renaming the Round Valley Way and Quinn’s trailheads, located in Round Valley, to improve internet search results and ensure accurate information regarding the Round Valley trail system.
“Presently, the top search results are associated with directions to a small trailhead situated deep within Park Meadows, causing unnecessary impacts to the neighborhood.
Renaming the Round Valley Way Trailhead to ‘Sunny Slopes’ and Quinn’s Trailhead to ‘Round Valley Quinn’s’ will alleviate the associated impacts and redirect users to the Round Valley Quinn’s location, easily accessible from Highway 40, and with ample parking and amenities such as restrooms.”
The trails need your help to look their best and could use a trim. Cutting back vegetation is an ever-present job that improves safety and makes our trails better. The ideal tools for the job are long-handled shears called “loppers”. Loppers allow you to cut stems and branches up to 1” in diameter to maintain a safe trail width and height.
In the following video, our friends Ross Downard and Eric Porter explain the nuances of trail maintenance, this is required watching for those who want to participate.
To schedule a time to pick up loppers and work on your favorite trail, please contact Ian Hartley firstname.lastname@example.org. This program is available to both individuals and groups of (up to) 10.
The wait is over! 2023 Maps are in and available on our website and at select local retailers. This year’s cover photos are from Abby Railton (Round Valley & Snyderville Basin) and Madison Carte (Old Town & Area Overview).
In addition to a new, more detailed base map picture, each trail alignment has been re-drawn to improve accuracy. Although we are seeing less paper maps in use on the trail these are some of the best route planning tools available. Whether you are new to town or a born and bred Parkite these 2023 maps are a great resource to guide your next adventure.
Don’t forget, map sets make a great gift! As with all our member premiums, shipping in the lower 48 is included.