September Trail Report

September Trail Report
By Alan Myers-Davis, WLP Director of Development
Wow, that was a lot of rain yesterday! Fall trail season is officially here with the leaves changing color and moisture back on the ground. The Whitefish Trail has been in great shape for all types of recreation, and now that the summer dust has settled, you might see trail crews out working hard to repair tread and dig drains. Be sure to say thanks and give them double-overhead high fives!
A volunteer group from First Interstate Bank is replacing a guardrail at the Swift Creek Trailhead and raking the upper Haskill switchbacks this week, and Hammer Nutrition employees are helping install new trail etiquette signs in Haskill this weekend.
WT Construction Update:
Construction has started on the Two Bear Road crossing re-route between Skyles and Beaver Lakes. The existing trail will remain open until construction is complete then will be obliterated when the re-route is open. Two Bear is generously donating labor to help with construction, and we look forward to improving the crossing with improved lines of sight.
Work crews have also broken ground at the Beaver Lake Fishing Access Site! We hope you have enjoyed the new ‘Beaver Tail’ trail this summer and are looking forward to infrastructure improvements at the lakeshore. Work crews are building a scenic viewing platform, improved pedestrian access to the water, benches, improved parking, and a trail kiosk with map. This project is made possible by a grant from the Montana Recreational Trails Program and matched by volunteer hours and a donation from Paul and Wendy Faganel. We are looking forward to a busy construction season this fall! Check back for the date of the Beaver Lake Grand Opening.
Photo credits: Wheelie Creative
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