Volunteer to build trails Saturday

People looking to help build a trail connecting Adams Canyon to Wilson Canyon will meet from 9 a.m. to noon Saturday at Adams Canyon Drive as part of National Trails Day.

This trail project connects the neighborhoods on the west side of Highway 89 to the national forest on the east side of the highway, using the underpass at Adams Canyon. Friends of Pathways co-hosts National Trails Day events at the beginning of each summer with the Bridger-Teton National Forest.

Please bring closed-toed shoes, work gloves and water. Friends of Pathways will provide coffee, snacks, drinks and lunch.

Enjoy coffee with a warden in Hoback

The Wyoming Game and Fish Department invites interested members of the public to a “Coffee with a Warden” event to share thoughts, ideas or questions they may have on local fish and wildlife management from 9 a.m. to 11 a.m. Friday at the Hoback Market in Hoback Junction. South Jackson Game Warden Kyle Lash will be on hand to talk about all things fish and wildlife.

“A casual gathering like this provides the public with a forum where there are no agendas, topics or expectations, just an opportunity to talk about anything that comes up,” Lash said. “It’s as much about getting to know the game warden and the game warden getting to know members of the community, as it is dealing with wildlife management or law enforcement issues. It’s a great way for me to gain insight into public concerns about local wildlife issues.”

These informal events have been popular in other parts of the state, but this will be the first one offered in the Game and Fish Department’s Jackson Region. Lash hopes it will be well-received and lead to more such events. For more information call 733-2321.

Town Pump series ongoing on Tuesdays

The 2021 Town Pump takes place every Tuesday evening from 6 to 8 p.m. now through Aug. 17 at the Teton Boulder Park. Music and weekly prizes from their sponsors are provided. Special events run throughout the summer.

The Town Pump is a not-for-profit collaboration between Teton County / Jackson Parks and Recreation Department and volunteers from the Jackson Hole climbing community. The Pump generates money for climbing holds for the Teton Boulder Park and fosters camaraderie in the absence of the town’s climbing gym, which closed in 2014.

Participation is open to everyone, individuals and teams. A youth division is available for climbers under 14. To register, visit JHTownPump.org.

Whitewater Championships this weekend

The Jackson Hole Kayak Club hosts the 25th annual Wyoming Whitewater Championships this weekend. The festivities kick off at 6:30 p.m. Friday with the Hoback Downriver Race, including kayak, raft and SUP categories. Registration opens at 4 p.m. and a racer meeting is at 6. A party starts around 7:30 at the Gilcrease Cabin with a barbecue, beer, live music, a raffle and camping.

On Saturday, the action shifts to the Greys River near Alpine. Kayakers can register starting at 11 a.m. and Boater Cross begins around 1 p.m. Awards will follow.

Entry fees are $40 per boater or $30 per person on a rafting team. That includes food, party, T-shirt and camping.

Email director@jhkayakclub.org with questions.

Start practicing that elk call

More than $40,000 in cash, hunting gear and prizes will be up for grabs July 22-23 in Park City, Utah, during the Rocky Mountain Elk Foundation’s World Elk Calling Championships.

“We are excited to welcome back the best elk callers in the world,” said Riza Lesser, managing director of marketing for the elk foundation. “We witnessed some outstanding and dramatic head-to-head competitions the last several years and expect more of the same come July.”

Competitors will face off in six different divisions: professional, men’s, women’s, voice, youth (11-17 years of age) and pee wee (10 and under).

There are no entry fees and the competition is open to any qualifying person. View the rules and register before July 14 at RMEF.org. Admission is free to spectators.

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