This Challenge made by an anonymous donor was met by Dec. 10, 2023. People donated just over $8,000 that will allow the STC to buy $10,000 worth of gravel for trails around High Knob area and purchase a larger dump trailer for spreading.
So how will the money be used?
The Shawnee Trail Conservancy (a non-for profit 501C3) has volunteered to do the work. They have the equipment, fuel and the volunteer manpower to work on the trails. They need the funds to purchase the stone so they can do the work this winter.
The funds will be designated for two heavily traveled trails.
The River to River trail from High Knob Road to Overlook Tie-up. This is the main trail to Garden of the Gods.
Trail 180 to No-no rock (Tanner Hill)
Benefits will be
Trails improved so less mud, no more riding around the mud, no more pulling shoes off in the mud and safety for horse and rider.
Both trails will now have access for emergency vehicles in case of rider or horse emergency.
Leave a legacy for future riders to enjoy well designed trails.
We want to thank all donors who gave so generously towards this challenge.