We have some amazing people working for Trail Mix this season and we're so excited to share what they've been up to this season. So without further ado, here's what some of our crew members are saying about their first couple weeks on the trail.
The crew at Mendenhall Campground has been installing bear lockers at each campsite in partnership with the Forest Service. We're hoping to give campers a safe location for their food and reduce negative bear-human encounters.
"I'm really proud of my crew this week. We've exceeded our goal and have installed 40 bear bins so far, with 11 remaining to install next week. Everyone has done exceptional work and we've had fun every day. I'm really looking forward to next week and what we'll accomplish throughout the season." -Laib, he/him, crew lead, 2nd season
"It's a lot of fun to see our progress throughout the week. At the end of the week, it was rewarding to walk through and see what we've accomplished. I'm also a lot more tired than expected. It's hard work but it's rewarding." -Sam, he/him, crew member, 1st season
The crew at Point Bridget has been working hard to remove the rotten, slippery boardwalk and replace it with gravel. They're improving the drainage and tread of the trail to create a much more pleasant hiking experience.
"We're starting to really get our systems down and learn how to work together as a team. We've started to fall into a rhythm and we're learning fast." -Dane, he/him, crew member, 1st season
"I'm glad to be outside and working. I'm grateful that I'm sore but getting stronger and I'm grateful for the good weather here at Point Bridget. It's great seeing things start to come together." -Julio, they/them, crew member, 2nd season