Close To: Livingston, Paradise Valley, Gardiner
Spots Available: 10/10
Description: Known as a community trail for folks in Livingston and Paradise Valley, Suce Creek is an accessible trailhead that is heavily used by casual day hikers, mountain bikers, and folks launching a longer trip into the A-B Wilderness. The Yellowstone Ranger District has identified a stretch of trail where knapweed and hounds tongue is spreading. As of now, it has not reached the wilderness boundary. In 2022, the ABWF would like to continue past efforts to curb this spread, and begin a cycle of bi-annual outings to remove weeds from this trail.
For this project, we will send a group from the Suce Creek Trailhead and another from the Livingston Peak Trailhead. The two groups will work toward each other, removing weeds as they go. Let us know if you would like to travel on your mountain bike to arrive to a section of knapweed at the saddle between the two trailheads.
Work: On this single-day project, we will survey, identify, and pull/spray knapweed within the first two miles of the trail.
Difficulty: Less strenuous: We will hike a round-trip total of four miles and be pulling weeds not too far off the trail.
Meeting time & location: 8:30 a.m. at either the Livingston Peak Trailhead. ABWF will coordinate with volunteers before the project to direct traffic.