By Rod Kramer
An upside of our unusual weather, work is to resume the Bonneville Shoreline Trail (BST) North Connector trail in Weber County. Machines and crews began construction earlier and a little more than a mile has been cut on the south side of North Ogden Canyon. Trail construction will be on going through the next few months with completion scheduled for late spring 2015. Once this trail section is complete there will be 26 miles of continuous BST from Pole Patch to Beus Canyon connecting 4 communities (Pleasant View, North Ogden, Ogden, and South Ogden). This 26 miles of continuous trail will be the longest section of the BST in the state!
To help raise funding to support the completion of this project Weber Pathways is excited to feature award winning writer-photographer Pete McBride at this year's 12th annual Author Dinner. This inspiring event will be held Friday, March 13th at Hub 801, 3525 Riverdale Road, in Ogden. Find more info and make reservations at www.pathwaystix.com
This trail project is the result of a collaboration between Weber Pathways, the US Forest Service, and a grant awarded from RAMP. Almost the entire length of this 5 mile sections will be on Forest Service property. As with other sections of the BST this section is purposely built for multi-use for hikers, bikers, and equestrians. Volunteer work groups will begin to start the final phases of trail completion in late October, so if you are interested in being a part of this great project, please contact the Weber Pathways office at [email protected] or call at 801-393-2304.