The Maah Daah Trails Association (MDHTA) and the USDA Forest Service will be hosting a celebration of National Trails Day on the Buffalo Gap Trail east of Medora. Buffalo Gap Trail is part of the Maah Daah Hey Trail System and provides a by-pass of TRNP South Unit. Participants will help with surfacing approximately 2 miles. Participants will load power 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 firstname.lastname@example.org. 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 Highway 10 and Buffalo Gap Trail (see map). Directions from Medora are: West of Medora on I-94 to Exit 23 (West River Road). South and then west on Highway 10 about 2.2 miles to the intersection of Highway 10 and Buffalo Gap Trail. Park on the north side of Highway 10. Travel time from Medora, 15 minutes. The event begins at 9:00 am and concludes by 3 pm. Check our website for exact travel details at www.mdhta.com or follow us on Facebook. Participants should ware sturdy shoes, long pants, long sleeve shirt, pair of work gloves and a hat. Sun screen may be useful too.
Participants will receive a free lunch, a t-shirt and an opportunity to win trail merchandise provided by the US Forest Service and MDHTA.