We are pleased to share that backcountry construction this summer for our Inspiring Journeys campaign was a complete success! This summer’s work focused on trail renewal between Hidden Falls and Inspiration Point—an incredible route that was built in the 1930s by the Civilian Conservation Corps. Due to its easy access and scenic vistas, this popular trail had become terribly eroded and unsustainable for the park to maintain.
Crews finished the season on November 9th and built over 1,300 square feet of stone masonry dry-stacked walls, 224 steps, and 628 lineal feet of single tier wall. The restored trail is spectacular and we look forward to visitors hiking it next summer.
Take a look at our newest video highlighting the challenging work and significant accomplishments from this summer’s crew!
Thanks to all of Grand Teton’s trail crew members who worked so hard this summer. We look forward to another productive year at Jenny Lake in 2016—the centennial year of the National Park Service!