Trail Talk: A behind the scenes look at Grand Teton’s Youth Conservation Program – Week 9

The YCP crew successfully completed their ninth week on-the-job. Although a few team members have already left for their freshman year of college, the group is still going strong.

Painting a historical structure by the Snake River.

Monday and Tuesday consisted of white-washing the Menor’s Ferry Store and removing vegetation around several historical buildings, including the Maude Noble Cabin and the 4 Lazy F Homestead. Some crew members removed old roofing material and nails from the 4 Lazy F barn in preparation for volunteers who will re-roof the structure next week.

Preparing the large barn at the 4 Lazy F Homestead for a new roof.

On Wednesday, YCP continued digging tread and nearly finished the seasonal, temporary bear trail at the Laurance S. Rockefeller Preserve. The week ended on a high note with a drain digging operation on the Signal Mountain and Grand View Point trails. The 2017 YCP crew has just a few workdays left to leave their mark on Grand Teton National Park!

The YCP team enjoying gorgeous views and having fun at the end of their second to last week on-the-job.

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