Trail Jam 2019 Raises $1,340

April 15 is a magical date in Eagle. All the trails open and people emerge from winter hibernation ready to bike and hike and get outside! This year, our 2019 Trail Jam was better than ever thanks to the Town of Eagle, Endorphin, Amy Hawf and Jamie O'hern. The Trail Jam became a week long celebration bringing together every aspect of our community that makes this such an awesome place to live.

Monday April 15th kicked off the festivities with a trail work night at Pool and Ice Rink trail head. Over 40 people showed up and learned about trail maintenance and stewardship. Tuesday celebrated hiking with an Inward Bound Mindfulness event focusing on nature, aerobic activity and mindfullness.  Wednesday brought together mountain bikers for a group ride. Thursday led the night thanks to the Eagle Valley Running Collective with a group trail run. And Friday ended up at 7 Hermits for a fundraiser benefiting Hardscrabble Trails Coalition (HTC).

The Friday fundraiser raised $1,340 for HTC. Raffle prizes included generous donations from Endorphin teachers including personal training sessions, mountain bike lessons, private classes, and a free introduction month. As always, our community generously donated to the cause including gifts from Color, Yeti's Grind, local artists, Soul Spa Studio, hair care from Airika Ann Romsdahl, The Dusty Boot, and 7 Hermits. A local band, Mysterious Forces, played on Friday capping off an amazing week celebrating the outdoors and trails.

The willingness of the community to donate their time and money to continue to support our trails and outdoor spaces is truly amazing. Happy trails to everyone and thanks from all of us at HTC!

Nicole Asselin