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Summer Series Clip 1: Jenny Lake Project – Materials Transport

Trails Update:

It’s proving to be an exciting summer with construction in full-swing in the backcountry near the mouth of Cascade Canyon. Stone and crushed aggregate that wintered beneath tarps in 2,000 lb. bags were flown by helicopter to the site in early May. Retaining walls, steps, drainage structures, and fill requirements are extensive, requiring more material than can be harvested in the area without creating resource damage. We anticipate hauling these materials to construction areas in the Inspiration Point/Hidden Falls area for the next few years as part of the Foundation’s major improvement project.

While you are enjoying Jenny Lake this summer, you can expect to see detours and reroutes along the trails. Trail construction between the west boat dock and the north side of Cascade Creek is on the agenda; access to Hidden Falls and Inspiration Point will be available via the trail south of the creek. The Horse Trail route into Cascade Canyon that bypasses Inspiration Point will also be reconstructed this summer and will be closed much of the season. Access to popular climbing routes will be maintained.

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