Gunnison Trails just completed the third of four work sessions with Leo Malloy and students from his Outdoor Education program at Gunnison High School.

Buddy Bear, Backbone and Dave Moe’s trails have all been the beneficiaries of this work. And, it’s not just work. Students learn about sustainable trail design while they are learning how to maintain and preserve trails that were built before sustainable design was a standard practice.

As we work, numerous issues about public lands, wildlife, trails, recreation, etc., are discussed. A special bonus was that we were able to see Dave Moe riding his bike on the trails we were working on (including on his namesake) not once but twice. Great stuff!

Gunnison Trails first began working with Leo and his students a few years ago and now this program has become a staple for both the GHS Outdoor Ed program and for Gunnison Trails. Many thanks to Leo, the students that came out and learned and worked and to GHS Principal Andy Hanks who supports a variety of learning experiences and helps make Gunnison High School among the best in the state.

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