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    New trail near SLC ?

    Last summer I caught a blurb on a local radio station about the installation of a new trail, above Emigration canyon. The sound-bite I caught said this trails construction was being held up by the property owners 700ft below its proposed route. Anybody know the who, when, where on this? I wouldn't mind putting in some sweat-equity into it.

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    Quote Originally Posted by Shelbak73
    Last summer I caught a blurb on a local radio station about the installation of a new trail, above Emigration canyon. The sound-bite I caught said this trails construction was being held up by the property owners 700ft below its proposed route. Anybody know the who, when, where on this? I wouldn't mind putting in some sweat-equity into it.
    Here are some old links (didn't find anything recent), I have not heard much on the progress here. Home owners ($$$) may be winning this one?

    http://emigrationcanyon.org/meetings...&org=ECC&ind=y

    another:
    http://www.friendsofemigration.org/E...ils_Letter.pdf

    and another:
    http://www.pwpds.slco.org/zoning/pdf.../AppendixB.pdf

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    slcpunk:
    Thank you! I appreciate your response and the links.
    The eloquent public appeal by the Doenges family is inspirational. I can only hope I'm not too late to add my two cents to this matter. Thanks for the leads.

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    Quote Originally Posted by Shelbak73
    slcpunk:
    Thank you! I appreciate your response and the links.
    The eloquent public appeal by the Doenges family is inspirational. I can only hope I'm not too late to add my two cents to this matter. Thanks for the leads.
    Good luck! I'm sure any public pressure will help the cause. I don't know that much about it, but had followed the story when it was out (a few years ago)

    The trail would be an awesome addition to the SLC trail system...nice to skip the Emigration road to get to East Canyon, opening up some cool long-ride options. (that currently require pavement)

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    Quote Originally Posted by slcpunk

    The trail would be an awesome addition to the SLC trail system...nice to skip the Emigration road to get to East Canyon, opening up some cool long-ride options. (that currently require pavement)
    Amen! and after looking at the "Utah, leadville trail 100 riders" thread, we're not alone.
    Thanks again for the info, and if I hear or see anything more I'll be in touch.

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    It's Got The Green Light!

    Hot off the presses! They just issued the green light for the Emigration canyon, Bonneville shoreline to Great western trail connector.

    http://www.bonnevilleshorelinetrail....march2007.html
    Last edited by Shelbak73; 03-21-2008 at 06:58 PM.

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    It's still alive and well.

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    care to elaborate?
    I only attempt to change the world in the appropriate World-Changing venues and forums.

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    Sorry I've been trying to get the link to Landmark design Inc's projects section to work.
    This is the same link as the prof posted a few days ago.
    http://www.ldi-ut.com/projects/emigrationcanyon.htm
    These are the people who mapped all the trails in Emigration canyon to work out the "master plan".
    I had also found an article on it's construction a few months ago in which it said Mountain trails foundation and their trail building contractor Alpine trails Inc. were involved, and that it would have a trailhead above research park, but it was such a small blurb I didn't think it was worthy of a post. Alpine trails Inc. is headed by (The Man) Troy Duffin who I believe was the original whip behind the land aquisition and installation of the Glenwild system.
    Since there seems to be renewed interest in this project let me do some mining, inquiring and general snooping around and I'll get back with y'all.

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    I have yet to find anything current but I found some that I think will wet your appetite.
    Altho these articles are old ('06-'07) I think this first link sums up where their at to this point.
    http://www.kcpw.org/article/3161

    I included this second one for the trailhead info, but since this next article was put out in January of '06, I wonder if it's speculation.
    http://findarticles.com/p/articles/m...6/ai_n15995434

    I'll keep digging. ([SIZE="1"]Bob Murray's on the phone. I wonder what he wants?[/SIZE])

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