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

Monday, August 22nd, 2016
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On August 18, the crew celebrated the end of a glorious season. On Monday, they learned the ins and out of the whitebark pine with ecologist Nancy Bokino and assisted her in data collection.

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Learning about the iconic whitebark pine from Nancy Bokino. Photo by Elizabeth Koutrelakos.

Tuesday, they dug away and completed a reroute by the beginning of Bradley Taggart Lake Trailhead. This essential reroute will be used by the public while the new pump house is being installed.

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Trailwork can be fun. Photo by Elizabeth Koutrelakos.

The crew worked the rest of the week on drainage and clearing vegetation by Phelps Lake and Paintbrush Canyon. Watch this incredible time-lapse video to see them clearing thimbleberry off the trail.

They celebrated their success with an end of season barbecue highlighted by delicious local beef provided by Chase at Lockhart Ranch.

Thanks to all of the donors who helped make this season happen!

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The crew on top of the tram after a great summer. Photo by Ryan Sheets.