February 2021 Newsletter & Petition
E-Newsletter sent on 2/17/2021
|Happy February, Friends of South Summit Trails!
Winter has really turned on lately, but that hasn’t slowed us down at the South Summit Trails Foundation! We’re pushing forward on some important and exciting projects which we’ll share with you in our March newsletter. Today, we’re keeping you safe on trails, advocating for safe transportation, and spreading the stoke for the upcoming Spring season.
Trail Report as of 2/17:
· All trails are snow-covered with sections of ice near rivers and historical flooding areas. Traction devices are recommended on Franson Lane and Stevens Grove trails.
· Due to the recent snow storm and the instability of this year’s snow pack, it’s currently recommended to avoid any trails/sections of trail that are on or below slopes greater than 30 degrees. While most of our trails in the Kamas Valley do not have this type of exposure, we encourage everyone to practice avalanche safety and awareness no matter what trail you go on.
Want to know what to expect before heading out on our trails? Find our trail status updates twice a week on our website (click here!), Facebook, and Instagram.
Have you been on our trails recently and have observations or a photo share? Email us at [email protected]southsummittrails.org, text your observations to: 435-655-1190, or tag us on social media @southsummittrails
ACTION NEEDED! SIGN OUR PETITION to show your support for the completion of the paved pathway along State Road-32 in the Kamas Valley!
Nearly two decades after Summit County approved this project, only a small section has been completed between Oakley and Marion. With this petition, we are requesting information and a timeline regarding the completion of a paved, non-motorized pathway along the east side of SR-32. We are advocating for community connection, safe travel for current and future generations, and increased access to outdoor recreation.
Read the petition here and share this link with your friends to help us raise awareness and support for this project: https://www.change.org/SR32-
While recent storms make Spring feel like a looooong ways off, it will be here before you know it and we can’t wait to see you all again! Keep your eyes open for announcements about trail work days, grand opening celebrations and other fun events as they get scheduled in the next few weeks.
Speaking of “keeping your eyes open”, here are the best ways to stay “in-the-know” on all things South Summit Trails:
Questions, suggestions, trail observations, trail snack recipes? We want them all! [email protected]southsummittrails.com
Photo submission from South Summit Trails supporter Jeremy Christensen (IG: @chunderella1) of a beautiful sunset from the Stevens Grove trail in Oakley, UT
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