VIPs Visit Pole Mountain Trail Project

This past Wednesday was a great day up on Pole Mountain. Work on the Pole Mountain Trail Project continued, with the Wyoming Conservation Corps crews working on improving drainage on the trails while a group of VIP visitors stopped by to learn more about the project and view the progress that had been made over the past few weeks.

Among the VIPs were Jessica Crowder, Natural Resource Policy Advisor for Governor Matt Mead, Medicine Bow/Routt National Forest Supervisor, Dennis Jaeger and Laramie District Ranger Frank Romero. Also attending and providing background on the project were Kay-Linn trail consultant Scott Linnenburger, Wyoming Pathways Chairman, Bruce Burrows and Wyoming Pathways Executive Director, Tim Young. The group was able to meet and talk with the crews and learn more about the work and planning involved.

Then the group joined the crews on an hike out on the Crow Creek Trail to view a section of the trail that had been rerouted and then held a round table talk while out on the trail. The group heard stories from the WCC crew members and Scott Linnenburger discussed plans for the for the next couple of days, to finish Headquarters Trail drainage, then work on Turtle Rock Trail drainage.

It was hoped that a number of additional trail reroutes, including ones on Brown’s Landing and Headquarters Trail, requiring category exclusions, would be authorized so that the WCC crews could make these much needed improvements prior to the conclusion of the project. Everyone left with a positive view of the project and better sense of the work it takes to repair trails and built new ones.

You can read more about the visit on the WCC website: https://wyoconservationcorps.org/2017/06/15/meeting-of-the-minds-wcc-crews-meet-project-heads-including-governors-staff/