November 8, 2020
Jackrabbit Ski Trail, McKenzie Pond Rd section, Saranac Lake
9:00am to 3:00pm
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Join us to enjoy some beautiful fall weather this weekend and earn some trail karma before the ski season. We need your help to clean up the Saranac Lake side of McKenzie Pass, one of the best ski tours around!
Work day will consist of 5-6 miles of hiking while we clear blowdown and clean drainages between McKenzie Pond Rd and the height of land on McKenzie Pass.
November 1, 2020 **Completed**
Hayes Brook & Grass Pond, Paul Smiths
Thank you to the 14 volunteers who helped clear brush and blowdown on the Hays Brook and Sheep Meadow trails near Paul Smiths. Local trail adopters performed maintenance on the Grassy Pond trail this summer as well, much appreciated! BETA is working with NYSDEC, local elected officials and trail advocates in the area to find both short and long-term solutions to improve winter trail access at this and other trailheads in Franklin County where there have been plowing and parking issues.
October 24, 2020
Jackrabbit Ski Trail, McKenzie Pass section, Lake Placid
We had a fantastic socially distanced trail work today on the Jackrabbit ski trail in Lake Placid. Much appreciation for the 7 volunteers who worked in the rain to clean drainage ditches and culverts before winter At least we could see where the water is running!
This isn’t the sexiest trail work activity, but it’s critical to prevent erosion and reduce the chances of ice flows on the ski trail in winter, especially after thaw-freeze events.
September 5, 2020
Craig Wood Trails, North Elba
9:00am to 1:00pm
BETA's Trail Crew started work on a new 1-mile loop at the Craig Wood trails in June, and 15 volunteers continued digging toward the finish line on Sept 15. This new trail traverses a beautiful stretch of forest and will add a fun intermediate loop to the trail network.
Stewardship projects on Gulo Gulo,Marble Mountain, and Bear Claw Trails, Wilmington NY.
National Trails Day @ Lake Placid Elementary - Youth Project
Lake Placid NY.
Hardy Road, Three Sisters, Finish Gulo Gulo & Bear Claw trails.
Lussi & Loggers Network, Lake Placid NY
Saranac Lakes Wild Forest - new MTB trail
Cobble Hill - new community trail network. Elizabethtown NY
Jackrabbit Ski Trail - North Elba
Wilmington MTB Skills Park improvements. Wilmington Pump Track
Jackrabbit Ski Trail - Keene
Fall Trails Day w/ ADK in the High Peaks Wilderness
Jackrabbit Ski Trail - Paul Smiths
Jackrabbit Ski Trail - Lake Placid
Jackrabbit Ski Trail - Lake Placid/Saranac Lake