Posted: Jun 1, 2013 5:05 PM
Updated: Jun 1, 2013 5:06 PM
BOZEMAN - One of Bozeman's most popular trails got a little TLC today.
The Drinking Horse Trail was just one of the places being tidied up by the Montana Conservation Corps, the Gallatin Valley Land trust and volunteers as part of National Trails Day.
Starting early this morning, people pulled on gloves and picked up shovels to take part in the nationally recognized event.
"There are tripping hazards. You can roll your ankle on it," Patrick Tormey of the MCC pointed out at the beginning of the Drinking Horse Trail.
Crews there were working to build a training wall and reinforce parts of the trail that get worn away with use.
"We already filled that in a little bit, but even that'll probably get washed out unless you put in a retaining wall," he said. "Our work really hopes to maintain the length of the trail."
The Drinking Horse Trail was just one of the local trails that got spruced up today.
Another was the trail along Highland Boulevard by Bozeman Deaconess Hospital. About 80 volunteers showed up to help out.
"We're kind of repairing this trail here, working with Gallatin Valley Land Trust. Montana Conservation Corps is here, helping line up volunteers," Colin Wright of the Montana Conservation Corps said.
With everyone pitching in, it took little time for the trails to start shaping up.
Our work really hopes to maintain the length of the trail.
Other local projects today took volunteers out to Bear Trap Canyon, Gallatin Canyon and Hyalite Canyon.