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Trail Talk: A behind the scenes look into Grand Teton’s Youth Conservation Program – Week 10

Friday, August 25th, 2017
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After celebrating the magnificent eclipse independently on Monday, YCP returned to the trail this week to further assist the NPS trail crew moving crush rock and large boulders to help with the Jenny Lake Renewal Project. Everyone was pleased to be part of the living legacy of Grand Teton National Park by contributing to the professional rock work at Inspiration Point. The crew also finished the tread work at the Laurance S. Rockefeller Preserve on Thursday. The Bear Trail is now ready to open to the public, just in the nick of time as a park visitor mentioned he saw a sow and cubs on the trail around lunch time!

Teamwork makes heavy lifting possible on the YCP crew.

Thursday marked the official end to the 2017 YCP season. It's a bittersweet feeling for everyone. There is the hopeful optimism of future endeavors mixed with fond farewells. It was a wonderful 10 weeks together. The team not only completed invaluable work in the park, they also formed new friendships and learned about other aspects of Grand Teton previously unknown. It was definitely a summer to remember!

Thanks to YCP donors, crew members, and leaders who made the 2017 program a huge success!