Helping build a new trail west of Sheridan

Saturday morning about 100 hearty souls lent their feet for a good cause. They helped break in the first portion of the soon-to-be opened Soldier Ridge Trail off West Fifth Street. As you can see the youthful and not so youthful and their dogs (and one parrot) were among the first trudgers as they negotiated a switchback early on the trek. For those that went all-in it was a just over a 9-mile trek plus two trolley rides before they ended back at the Sheridan Memorial Hospital cafeteria entrance where Jimmy John's chips, sandwiches and drinks awaited the survivors. To see 139 photos of the trek and work in progress by the Sheridan Community Land Trust who is leading this multi-year effort project visit: http://deerrungraphics.com

Saturday morning about 100 hearty souls lent their feet for a good cause. They helped break in the first portion of the soon-to-be opened Soldier Ridge Trail off West Fifth Street. As you can see the youthful and not so youthful and their dogs (and one parrot) were among the first trudgers as they negotiated a switchback early on the trek.
Saturday morning about 100 hearty souls lent their feet for a good cause. They helped break in the first portion of the soon-to-be opened Soldier Ridge Trail off West Fifth Street. As you can see the youthful and not so youthful and their dogs (and one parrot) were among the first trudgers as they negotiated a switchback early on the trek.
Today's trekkers started at the "yellow" area of the map and ventured to the lower left corner of the map before turning around for the trek back. Over 9-miles roundtrip.
Today's trekkers started at the "yellow" area of the map and ventured to the lower left corner of the map before turning around for the trek back. Over 9-miles roundtrip.
Up up up almost into the blue sky above
Up up up almost into the blue sky above
Check out the trail building work that has taken place already
Check out the trail building work that has taken place already