After an unrelenting, hot, dry and smoky early July, this past week has brought monsoonal storms, giving our high desert dirt some desperately needed moisture and our lungs a little reprieve from the smoke.
With long-awaited approvals from stakeholders and necessary digging permits from the resort, the MTF crew was able to start work on two major new projects- both directional in nature.
The Mother Urban trail, named after a colorful character in Park City lore, will be a directional, “uphill only for bikes” trail (multi-directional for hiking) and will create a much needed alternative route up to the Mid Mountain trail from the heart of Old Town. It will utilize a good bit of the Treasure Hill parcel along with the adjacent Moosehouse/Gravedigger zone and should go a long way towards taking pressure off of both Jenni’s and Armstrong.
We’ve also broken ground- beautiful, rich, organic, black gold, in the north facing conifers of the Black Forest zone up at Park City Mountain. This new “down country” directional downhill and bike only trail, will create an early connection from Charlie’s 9K down to the Mid Mountain Trail. While it will be intermediate in nature, it won’t be lacking in fun flow and will descend for over two miles before meeting up with Mid Mountain just below the Pioneer lift.
We’re super stoked about both of these projects and are confident that they will greatly enhance the trail system as whole, by dispersing use, providing meaningful connections and creating multiple new route options. Oh, and there’s a pretty good likelihood that they will both put a smile on your face.