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

Friday, July 1st, 2016
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YCP crew members enjoying a lunch break along Glade Creek Trail on Monday. Photo by Tim Anderson.

Monday kicked off the third week of the 2016 YCP season. The crew's skills have drastically increased since day one, and it began to show as the crew went to the Grassy Lake Trailhead and dug drains to start the week.

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An innovative crew member finds protection from the heat. Photo by Tim Anderson.

The group returned to the mosquito and horsefly haven at Two Ocean Lake to finish what they had started last week. They completed a smaller footbridge, and there is still some work to accomplish on the second bridge and the stairs. The crew has managed to be productive despite the scorching heat and plethora of bugs, which points to the resilient and positive attitudes of team members.

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Scenic views are just one perk of working on the Jenny Lake trail. Photo by Elizabeth Koutrelakos.

With Thursday came rain, a welcomed respite from the heat. The team took a break from bugs and worked on the Jenny Lake trail where they enjoyed spectacular views and wonderful swimming holes. Sometimes a hard week can be worth the effort!

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Walking to the job site at Jenny Lake. Photo by Elizabeth Koutrelakos.