National Trails Day is June 6 |

National Trails Day is June 6

National Trails Day is Saturday, June 6. In conjunction with Basin Recreation, Mountain Trails Foundation will be working on a new trail in the Trailside Park area.

The trail, unofficially called Stoneridge at the moment, is nearing completion. Mountain Trails Executive Director Charlie Sturgis said he hopes to get a bulk of the remaining work done on Saturday.

"We’re going to try to finish the work," he said. "A lot of bodies will be helpful."

Turnout was great last year, Sturgis added, but Mountain Trails and Basin Recreation would love to see even more volunteers this year.

"Last year, we had about 70," he said. "We’re able to handle a good number of people. We’re doing this with Basin Rec, too, so we’re probably good for about 100 people."

The trail work will take place from 9 a.m. until noon, with coffee and bagels provided by Wasatch Bagel and Grill from 8-8:30 a.m. After trail work is complete, Red Rock Brewery is hosting a luncheon for volunteers.

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Parking is available in the lower lot of the LDS church near Trailside. Volunteers can bring their own tools if they wish, but Sturgis said Mountain Trails and Basin Rec have plenty of tools as well.

If volunteers bring their own tools, Sturgis said it would be a good idea to have names labeled on them.

The weather forecast calls for rain on Saturday morning, but Sturgis said he’s hoping the bad weather will hold off until the afternoon.

"For Saturday morning, we’re hoping not to cancel," he said. "Unless it’s just outright raining at 8 a.m., we’re not going to cancel. We won’t cancel if it’s just cloudy. It’s actually nicer working in the clouds without the direct sun all the time."

Volunteers are encouraged to bring gloves, water, sunscreen and hiking boots to the work day.