Trail Talk: Life on the crew of Grand Teton National Park’s Youth Conservation Program – Weeks Three & Four

This week was filled with rain, hard work, and education. YCP spent two days working on a large project by Huckleberry Hot Springs. Due to years of user impact, the trail is heavily eroded and the team is currently working on building log steps, a causeway, and a bridge. The bridge is nearly complete but still has some touch up work to be finished.


The crew hiking into Huckleberry Hot Springs. Photo by Tim Anderson, YCP crew leader

From the educational front, YCP worked with park biologists to look for birds and mountain goats from the Jenny Lake area and Cascade Canyon. The teens also worked with the park’s bio-acoustic ecologist to collect data on people and sounds for an ongoing project in several well-traveled canyons. Overall, the crew had a great week of learning and trail work!


The crew taking a break from mountain goat research to enjoy the view in Cascade Canyon. Photo by Tim Anderson, YCP crew leader

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