What a year we've all had. Looking back at 2021, I’m filled with gratitude. Gratitude for the hardworking team of staff and volunteers at Trail Mix, gratitude to be a guest on Lingít Aaní, and most of all grateful for the community that we are all a part of and how we’ve risen to support each other during this pandemic- thank you.
Thanks to your support, 2021 was another incredible year for Trail Mix. We continued our mission of stewarding Juenau’s trails in the ways that we’re all used to seeing; new bridges on the Treadwell Ditch, less mud and more gravel at Point Bridget, and reroutes on the Perseverance trail where climate change accelerates erosion and washouts. We also found the pursuit of our mission ‘off trail’ over the last year- advocating for a statewide CCC style trails program, working with tribal, local, state, and federal agencies to plan the future of Juneau’s trails, and building and investing in our own capacity to pursue our mission. None of this would have been possible without your support.
Looking forward to 2022, I’m excited to continue our work on and off the trails. Planning trail projects in the coming season is always so exciting for me; Treadwell Ditch, Mt. Jumbo, seeing our incredible team of seasonal trail crew workers come together, and especially moving into our new facility in Lemon Creek.
I’m always struck with awe that we live in a place that not only has access to so many wonderful trails, but a community that values that so much, and I feel so lucky to be here.
See you on the trails,
P.S. As you are on trails this winter, please help us get a head start on our annual maintenance and fill out our trail damage report when you notice obstacles like downed trees or slides.