Trail Talk: Life on the crew of Grand Teton National Park’s Youth Conservation Program – Week 10

Last week was the final week of the 2015 Youth Conservation Program. With tired bodies and weary arms, the crew pushed through to clear vegetation from trails in Granite and Paintbrush Canyons. More logs were peeled and prepped for the Hidden Falls Bridges and after many blisters, the log preparation was finally complete. The crew also had a fantastic time with park ecologist, Nancy Bokino, learning about the plight of whitebark pine trees. The crew continued to work hard on their last day and Grand Teton National Park is sad to see this workforce go back to school.

Brushing trail in Paintbrush Canyon
YCP crew members brushing trail in Paintbrush Canyon. Photo by Tim Anderson, YCP crew leader

We would like to extend a big thank you to the YCP crew and crew leaders for a successful summer season. Thank you for all of your hard work to improve Grand Teton National Park for the millions of people who visit each year!

Forest ecology on Teewinot 2
Learning about forest ecology from park biologist, Nancy Bokino. Photo by Tim Anderson, YCP crew leader

Blisters from peeling logs for Hidden Falls bridge
Peeling logs can be tough on the hands. Photo by Tim Anderson, YCP crew leader

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