Week six was a yin to week five’s yang. While last week the YCP had three distinct educational days and one day of trail work, this week they were focused on project work. The crew spent three days working on the construction of a new causeway at Christian Ponds, near Jackson Lake Lodge.
This work included removal of old and deteriorated logs, excavation to make room for the new structure, and installation of the 40-foot long, 16-inch high structure, which was previously constructed at the Colter Bay “pit” with the help of a few senior YCP members.
This causeway elevates the tread through a wet area, and it has to be built to support and withstand dozens of horses daily. It has been rewarding for the crew to be able to participate in their biggest construction project yet.