2018 National Trails Day, June 2, on the Maah Daah Hey

This is the 19th year that the Maah Daah Hey Trail Association (MDHTA) and the USDA Forest Service will be hosting a celebration of National Trails Day on the Maah Daah Hey Trail System on Saturday, June 2. This year’s project will be the continuation of surfacing on the Buffalo Gap Trail located west of Medora. The Buffalo Gap Trail provides a by-pass of Theodore Roosevelt National Park South Unit. Participants will help with surfacing approximately 1,100 feet. Participants will load wheel barrows by hand and then will help level and pack gravel into place on the trail. Surfacing is important for reducing erosion and providing a useable surface during and shortly after rain events. It is a time for all of our members, friends, volunteers, outdoor enthusiasts, trail lovers, and those new to the outdoors to give back to trails and pay it forward by introducing someone new to the outdoors. Individuals and groups interested in participating in this year’s program should contact Curt Glasoe, President MDHTA at 701-260-9459 or email him at curtglasoe@ndsupernet.com. This will help us to plan for enough food, drinks, tools and trail prizes for all who attend. Attendees interested in participating should plan on meeting west of Medora at the intersection of West River Road and the Buffalo Gap Trail. Directions from Medora are: West of Medora on I-94 to Exit 23 (West River Road). South and then west on Highway 10 about 1 mile to West River Road, then south about 0.5 mile to the intersection of West River Road and Buffalo Gap Trail. Park on the east side of West River Road. Travel time from Medora, about 15 minutes. The event begins at 9 am and concludes by 3pm. Check our website for any changes in any details at www.mdhta.com or follow us on FaceBook.
Participants will receive a free lunch, a T-shirt and an opportunity to win trail merchandise provided by the US Forest Service and MDHTA.

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