On behalf of the Mountain Trails Foundation crew, board and all Park City area trail users who logged over a million trail days, I warmly thank each and every one of our 1,676 donors for their trust in us. These are the trail users who stepped up last year and put money where all of our feet, wheels, skis, snowshoes and furry-friends’ paws go. Trails are a privilege supported by generous, grateful people who care. Thank you!
Before getting to the big reveal on 2022 projects, we want our donors to understand that every project MTF undertakes has a strategic purpose, carefully considered within the context of the greater trail system. Whether the objective is to disperse trail use, increase safety or add connectivity between routes, before commencing works, a great deal of thought is invested by some of the best minds in the business. Cue applause for MTF’s professional trail crew. A few of 2022’s projects are estimated to take 1-2 seasons to complete and progress can be followed on social media and our website.
Here are the highlights from our 2022 strategic plan:
Clark Ranch eMTB Trail: 4+ miles connecting Clark Ranch to the SkyRidge eMTB-friendly trail system;
SkyRidge Milky Way Trail: 2 miles added to complete the Milky Way Trail. Multi-use and eMTB-friendly;
Mother Urban Trail: 4 miles, started last year on Treasure Open Space, top of Lowell Ave. to Mid Mountain Trail, directional-up for bikes. Takes pressure off Jenni’s and Armstrong trails;
Cyn City: 2.5 miles of intermediate, directional-down, flow trail between Charlie’s 9K and Mid Mountain Trail. Creates route options using two main arteries;
Chainge Reaction: 2 miles of expert (with upper-intermediate opt-outs), directional-down, flow trail between Charlie’s 9K and Cyn City. Serves expert riders in terrain that can sustain steep trail;
Maintenance – thanks to 80 Adopt A Trail sponsors! Chainsaw clear 200-300 blow downs, repair winter trail damage, side-veg 10’s of miles of trail, repair/re-route several old or loved-to-death trails and, yes, even waste management at select trailheads.
These are just the projects we can talk about today. Stay tuned to our monthly newsletter, on social media or frequent our “projects” page (coming soon!) at www.MountainTrails.org for up-to-date announcements on additional trail projects, fundraisers and events.
Despite the challenges faced by trails organizations locally and nationwide, what more satisfying job could be had than creating a product that brings people together, contributes to healthy lifestyles, fosters a connection to Nature, and for which people share our passion?
We are thrilled, honored and so very grateful to share this journey into 2022 with you!
See you out there,