Preston Park, a fragile high alpine meadow stretch along the Siyeh Pass trail is a favorite among Glacier’s backcountry enthusiasts. The trail in this area has eroded to the point where certain sections behave like a drain, creating further erosion and forcing hikers off trail. This causes extensive damage to the sensitive ecosystem in the area.
This project entails packing in 80-100 log checks by mule strings, spread out over one mile of trail. Crews from the Glacier Youth Corps will place log checks, backfill to regain tread height, and improve drainage to return the trail to park standards while also preventing further damage to the fragile high alpine environment.