GALLERY: Taking a hike...to better trails

By Contributor
October 21st, 2013

Students from Take a Hike give back to their community through work on the Paydirt Trail at Red Mountain with Trail Builder Nate Lott and Teacher Gareth Cryer. Students helped to create a dirt bridge route to help bypass a more difficult “black diamond” section on the trail using Pulaski’s and Macleod’s, digging and trail shaping tools.

The Paydirt Trail runs from the top of the Silverload chairlift to the base lodge at Red Mountain.

New in September 2013, Take a Hike is a full-time alternative education program that engages at-risk youth through a unique combination of adventure-based learning, academics, therapy, and community involvement based out of the Kootenay Columbia Learning Centre in partnership with School District 20.

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