Trip Report: BST New Section BCC to Ferguson Trail Building Service Hike
BST New Section BCC to Ferguson Trail Building Service Hike
By Ray Daurelle
| We hiked on a great new trail - well, short so far, and not built out at the start, but it's in a beautiful new place. It's a very gentle trail starting on the south side of Big Cottonwood Canyon road low in the canyon. This is the new section of the Bonneville Shoreline Trail that will connect Big Cottonwood Canyon with Ferguson Canyon.
The temperature started out at about freezing, which is great when you're swinging heavy digging tools. We worked near the end of the marked, roughed out trail. I walked an extra city block-length the south end to see more of it. Beyond the roughed-out part, the new(er) part will continue under a canopy of trees. I'm excited to see more, as it gets created.
The Wasatch Mountain Club (WMC) partnered this day with the Forest Service, gathering about 20 volunteers to dig, cut roots, move rocks and smooth in a few hundred feet of trail. The WMC was represented by Alex Arakelian (trailwork co-coordinator), eVette Raen and Ray Daurelle.