Alaska Trails, a statewide non-profit dedicated to building and maintaining sustainable trails in Alaska, donated tools for the trailhead restoration. AlaskaTrails typically charges a rental fee for the tools, but provided them free of charge for this important volunteer project.
It’s been a tough year for snow, with warm temperatures across the state making trails conditions less than ideal. No one knows that better than the 1,300 skiers that hit the trails for the Tour of Anchorage.
But trails, even in this not-so-wintery winter, bring people together to get outside and have some fun.
What is a water trail anyway?
While the concept of a water trail might sound foreign to many, Alaska boasts a couple popular water trails that generally go by another name. The Swanson River Canoe Trail and the Nancy Lake Canoe Trail are both well-traveled water trails.
Monday night marked the first of many volunteer work sessions that will finish six new miles of single-track mountain bike trails at Kincaid Park in Anchorage. The Kincaid North Singletrack Trails will compliment the existing 9 miles of trails at Kincaid Park.
The Singletrack Advocates is the dynamic group behind these popular trails.
Anchorage’s Singletrack Advocates are planning to build more mountain bike trails this summer – a six mile extension of the popular trails they have already built at Kincaid Park.
This ambitious goal is the way this can-do group rolls.
Thanks to a generous grant, Alaska Trails will begin revamping its two tool trailers, both of which are dedicated to building and maintaining sustainable trails.
Located in Fairbanks and Anchorage, the trailers enable volunteers to safely put their energy and enthusiasm into their local trails.
Before the big rains came last week, a group of Anchorage high school students from Highland Tech ventured down to Whittier to help restore the Portage Pass Trailhead.
In just an hour and a half, 35 students, with help from 5 Forest Service employees, moved 3yds of rock and 1.5 yards of gravel to repair a 50ft stretch of trail.