Trail Specialist Joey Klein led a trail building school at the first annual Wyoming Trails Summit, held in Casper, WY, on June 27-29. The State of Wyoming has invested significantly in trails in the past several years, with projects such as Glendo and Curt Gowdy State Parks becoming marquee riding destinations. The Wyoming Trails Summit, hosted by Wyoming State Parks, Wyoming Pathways, and the Platte River Trails Trust, is a continuation of this effort and Trail Solutions was invited to discuss the development of multi-use trails with both an indoor presentation and field visit.
Attendees included the BLM, USFS, NPS RTCA program, Wyoming Conservation Corps, Boy Scouts of America, and representatives from the communities of Sheridan, Casper, Cheyenne, Laramie, and others. Also present were Todd Thibodeau of Wyoming State Parks and Scott Linnenburger of Kay-Linn, both of whom added spice to the trail building school presentation.
Joey was also joined by CO/WY Regional Director Jason Bertolacci, who took the opportunity to connect with land managers and trail advocates from around the state. As further evidence of Wyoming's commitment to mountain bike trails Joey is now developing a trails plan for Guernsey State Park, north of Cheyenne.
Trail Solutions' presence was made possible by IMBA's Trail Building Fund. Photos courtesy of Tim Young, Wyoming Pathways.