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Volunteers ‘Bite’ Into New Year With Rattlesnake Trail Cleanup

Volunteers ride through deep snow on their recent cleanup of Rattlesnake Trail

FIVEMILE PASS RECREATION AREA — It’s 2018, and Utah’s OHV volunteers took to a popular trail earlier this month to bring in the new year.

A total of 11 volunteers, including some certified Trail Hosts, braved the chilly weather at Fivemile Pass Recreation Area last month for this year’s first project along the Rattlesnake Trail.

The Rattlesnake Trail is considered an easy-to-moderate Jeep trail and is quite popular among local recreators.

BOAR members gaze out across Fivemile Pass Recreation Area.

As part of the project, volunteers began at the trailhead and then navigated their way up the up the snowy and hilly terrain; stopping at every campsite along the way.

When investigating the campsites, volunteers removed any trash or other debris visitors had left behind.

Navigating the snow-covered trail is much easier said than done, but the volunteers used their years of skill and practice to make it to the top.

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The Utah State Parks Off-Highway Vehicle Program would like the thank the volunteers from Backcountry Off-road Adventure Rally and Salt Lake Off-Road Expo for lending their time for this project.

This volunteer opportunity was made possible through funding and partnership with the Utah BLM, U.S. Forest Service, and Division of Parks and Recreation OHV Program.

Curious about upcoming volunteer projects or want to learn more? Contact the OHV Program for more information by emailing ohveducation@utah.gov.

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