The red line represents the new trail. The purple dashed line is the discontinued route.

Volunteers to heft shovels and pickaxes to clean up a new trail going to Packsaddle Lake are requested for this coming Saturday.

Teton Valley Trails & Pathways are holding a volunteer trail day from 9 a.m. to 3 p.m. Saturday to clean up a new trail established recently by the Forest Service. The old trail to the popular Packsaddle Lake has been replaced by the new route using a trail dozer to reduce the grade and prevent erosion.

“The dirt is very soft and easy to work with right now, so progress will happen fast,” Teton Valley Trails & Pathways said in a statement.

Those volunteering for trail work are asked to sign a waiver form online before the event. Go to group's website online at and look for events to sign up.

Volunteers will meet at the trail junction with the Packsaddle Lake Road north of the lake. Workers are asked to bring water, snacks/lunch, long pants, closed-toe shoes, sunscreen, and appropriate clothing for the weather.

For more information and a map, go online to

“Join us for a fun Saturday with the promise of a swim at the end,” the trails group said.

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